deadCENTER 2013 Award Winners

 Congratulations to all our 2013 deadCENTER award winners!

Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature: “The Spectacular Now”

Director James Ponsoldt’s fabulous teen drama based on the novel by Tim Tharpe 

Grand Jury Prize, Documentary Feature: “Out of Print”

Vivienne Roumani’s look at the state of the publishing industry in the digital age

Special Jury Prize, Feature: “WORM”

A stunning, single shot crime drama filmed in Guthrie by director/star Andrew Browser

Grand Jury, Narrative Short: “Black Metal”

A thoughtful short drama about the lead singer of a black metal band from director Kay Chandler

Grand Jury, Documentary Short: “This is Normal”

Derek Watson’s insightful look at how Dick Greenly’s water pump installations are changing water access in Africa

Special Jury Prize,  Short: “Running Deer”

Brent Ryan Green’s beautiful drama about personal challenges in a Native American community  

Okie Feature: “Home, James”

An emotionally wrenching romantic drama filmed in Tulsa by director/star Jonathan Rossetti

Okie Short: “Sherman & Pacifico”

Daniel Tarr’s gorgeous, uplifting drama about a jellyfish voiced by Javier Bardem

Screenplay: “Uterus Chat”

A hilarious script about revealing personal information from Melanie Wilderman

Student Film: “The Treehouse

A surpirsing invitation to escape from directors A.J. Sheeran and Sam Shapson


Contact: Rob Crissinger 

Bumbershoot PR


‘The Spectacular Now’ and ‘Out of Print’ take top honors at 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 8, 2013) – A sharply witty coming-of-age story and a thoughtful look into the impact of the digital revolution have won top honors at the 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival, held June 5 – 9 in downtown Oklahoma City.

“The Spectacular Now,” directed by James Ponsoldt, was selected as the Grand Jury Feature category winner, and Vivienne Roumani’s “Out of Print” won top honors in the Grand Jury Documentary category.

The winners were selected by an independent panel of film industry professionals that includes respected directors, writers, producers and actors.

Judges include: Bradley Beasley, Neil Berkeley, Bob Byington, Andrew Carlberg, Jacob Chase, Jason Connell, Anthony Foreman, Gray Frederickson, Fritz Kiersch, Shripriya Mahesh, Greg Mellott, Nate Meyer, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Mike Plante, Malcolm Pullinger, John Springer, PhD, Victoria Sturtevant, PhD, and Kelly Williams. 

Other winners also include:

Special Jury Feature: “WORM”

Special Jury Short: “Running Deer”

Okie Feature: “Home, James”

Okie Short: “Sherman & Pacifico”

Narrative Short: “Black Metal”

Documentary Short: “This is Normal”

Screenplay: “Uterus Chat”

Student Film: “The Treehouse”

deadCENTER Film Festival is Oklahoma’s largest film festival for the past 13 years and one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” according to MovieMaker magazine. This year’s festival is June 5-9 and includes 115 comedies, dramas, hard-hitting documentaries and short films from Oklahoma and around the world. For more information, please visit



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