BOSTON — Filmmakers Cheryl Neeson, Terri Stanley and Jason Margaca celebrated their award-winning short Film “Voyeur de la Jeunesse” with friends and supporters on a recent warm night at Childs Gallery on Newbury Street.
The Boston screening comes on the heels of it receiving the Best Creative Concept Award at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, one of the largest such festivals in the world. The film has been hailed for being “beautifully shot and choreographed” with a “haunting original score.” It looks at ageism in America and those who feel its bias, particularly women over 50.
The crowd applauded the cinematography and art direction and spoke enthusiastically about the emotional connection they were able to make to the film. Referred to as branded short films, these films use entertainment to achieve a real connection to the brands desired audience and the producers of “Voyeur de la Jeunesse” are in active discussions to attach the film to a recognizable health or beauty brand.
“Creating entertaining content with an underlying greater purpose or message is a tool that companies are using to make a strong connection to their audiences”, said Executive Producer Terri Stanley, “and we are very interested in that form of filmmaking. “
Some of the Boston notables in attendance were CEO/President of Home Goods John Riccuitti and Heather Gregg, Rob and Cathy Griffin of the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation, Peter Wheeler of Sara Campbell, Morgan Stanley’s Michael Hession and George Stanley, Oak TV star PJ Antonik, Michael Carucci of Gibson Sothebys, real estate brokers Tom Brennan and Amy Jacobs, PR maven Janice Saragoni and former Boston Globe writer Frank Phillips, gallery owner Richard Baiano, Citizen’s Bank media expert Frank Quaratiello, Chris Haynes and Carol Beggy and men’s fashion designer Alan Rouleau among others.
The film will be featured in several film festivals through the end of the year.