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H-B Woodlawn Grad Wins Big at Sundance Film Fest

by ARLnow.com January 25, 2012 at 10:19 am 4,369 10 Comments

H-B Woodlawn grad Cutter Hodierne has emerged the big winner in the short film category at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Out of more than 7,500 submissions and some 64 short films screened at the festival, Hodierne’s Fishing Without Nets has earned the top jury prize for Short Filmmaking. The jury, which included Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge, said Fishing Without Nets provided a unique perspective on the issue of Somali piracy.

“By approaching a story of epic scope with an intimate perspective, this visually stunning film creates a rare, inside point of view that humanizes a global story,” the jury said. The jury award was announced last night. Hodierne will be formally honored at Sundance’s Awards Ceremony, hosted by actress Parker Posey, on Sunday.

Fishing Without Nets was written, directed, produced and edited by Hodierne. Filmed in Kenya, the 17-minutes film is a fictional story about Somali pirates, told from the perspective of the pirates.

Hodierne is now working on a feature-length version of the film.

  • Niki

    Yay Cutter!

  • charlie

    this is amazing.

  • Celeste

    Great news, I’m so proud of you! DDD

  • CourthouseChris

    Dude deserves a parade.

  • John Fontain

    Where can I see the entire short fim (not just the trailer)?

  • This is awesome, and the teaser (anyway) is stunning. But, reality check: it’s no small thing to have the full faith and credit of mega-popstar Bono behind you.

    • Harry

      The fact that by 22 he was the on tour filmmaker for U2 is pretty impressive in itself. Cutter deserves all the credit for being such a success!

  • Ellen Brooks

    Nicely done Cutter

  • CrystalMikey

    Very cool.

  • Joan Anderson. ATS

    Great News…you are a risk taker and Fishing Without Nets could not of been accomplished without a lot of traditional skills learned at ATS.
    Let’s not forget your father and his divine skills in photography and voice. Tomorrow, I will get as many ATS retired teachers to attend your film viewing. Hope to see you there.


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