Saturday, November 26, 2011

Punch Films Wins Emmy for Community Service Spot

Punch Films, based in Fort Wayne and Chicago, was awarded an Emmy on November 6th in Chicago for its public service announcement meant to discourage texting and driving. Punch had been nominated for two Emmys for two versions of the PSA, and in October, was on hand and part of the premiere of “Life with Francine's Friends,” a short film they recently completed to help tell the story of Francine's Friends and the importance of screening mammograms at our annual fall fundraiser.

“Awards are great, but that audience reaction — that's what we live for,” said Punch's Derek Devine. "There was a collective, 'wow,'...after they showed the spot,” referring to the Chicago audience seeing the PSAs during the presentation ceremony.  “A story is a story, whether it's 30 seconds or 30 minutes,” added Punch's John Cuneo.  Cuneo is especially pleased with the reaction to their recent short film, “Life With Francine's Friends.”  Read the article featured in the News Sentinel here.  To learn more about Punch or view the award-winning PSA, visit Congratulations to Derek, John and everyone at Punch!