When the red carpet is rolled out on February 22 for the 2015 Oscars®, two people will join the list of celebrities celebrating their success in the film industry. Tim Wen and Chidi Onyejuruwa were announced winners of the Make Your Mark short film competition, a collaboration between Cadillac and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). A clip of their film will make its television debut during a 30-second Cadillac commercial set to air during the awards show.
“Symphony of Senses” was created by the emerging filmmakers with the help of mentor Bruce Cohen, known for his role in producing films like “American Beauty,” “Milk,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
The short film tells the touching story of a young boy who gathers his family and friends to recreate a memorable drive and an unforgettable day for his ailing grandfather.
Wen — who wrote, directed, and co-produced the film — stated, “As a young filmmaker, we rarely get to work with a leading luxury car brand like Cadillac and have an Academy Award-winning PGA mentor like Bruce Cohen supporting us. On top of that, producing a film that the celebrity judges selected as the winner? I couldn’t be more honored!”
Tune in to the Oscars awards ceremony on ABC later this month to see the commercial that resulted from the winning short film. We at Crest Cadillac imagine there will be many more walks down the red carpet for these talented young producers.