Project Description

About The Film

All across the country, people of color, women, immigrants, low income communities, and many others, say they feel less respected, more fearful, and in many places, under attack, because of their differences. MediaLab’s award-winning four-part documentary series, A World of Difference, investigates how communities experience diversity and ultimately asks the question: How do we value difference?

The Team

Rachel Lovrovich: Director + Graphic Designer
Joshua Wiersma: Director of Photography + Editor
Julia Grosvenor: Story Editor
Mackenzie Cooper: Producer
Dalton Rouse: Composer
Jonathan Spielmann: Narrator
Dr. Robert Marshall Wells: Academic Advisor

Videography and Motion Design

Directed and contributed to researching, storyboarding, interviewing, filming, photographing, and editing the series, in addition to creating the opening title, lower thirds, and graphics for the film.

For access to the full series, see worldofdifferenceseries.com or contact MediaLab at ml@plu.edu.

Graphic Design

Designed the A World of Difference style and created promotional and event materials including posters, programs, DVDs, and invites.

Web Design

Created and maintained A World of Difference‘s website. The mission of the website was to inform family, friends, and others interested in the series. Features include a scrolling homepage and photo galleries for each episode.

www.worldofdifferenceseries.com

Awards

Episode I. Immigration // El Paso, TX

  • Nominated for a 2018 College Division Emmy Award in the long form non-fiction category by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • Finalist (Top 3) in the Best Documentary category from the Student World Awards.
  • Award of Merit in the Documentary Short, Documentary Program / Series, Original Score, and Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising categories from the Accolade Competition of Southern California.
  • Award of Recognition in the Use of Film / Video for Social Change and Title / Credit Design categories from the Accolade Competition of Southern California.
  • Honorable Mention from the Global Shorts Awards.
  • Award of Merit in the Documentary Short (Student) category, from the IMPACT DOCS Awards.
  • Merit Award of Awareness from the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

Episode II. Gender // Portland, OR

  • Official Selection for the 2018 Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Special Mention from the Global Shorts Awards.
  • Award of Merit in the Documentary Short (Student) category, from the IMPACT DOCS Awards.

Episode III. Race // Sedalia, MO

  • Nominated for a 2018 College Division Emmy Award in the long form non-fiction category by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • Official Selection for the 2018 Seattle Transmedia and International Film Festival.
  • Award of Merit in the Documentary Short, Use of Film / Video for Social Change, Documentary Program / Series, Original Score, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising, and Editing categories from the Accolade Competition of Southern California.
  • Special Mention from the Global Shorts Awards.
  • Award of Merit in the Documentary Short (Student) category, from the IMPACT DOCS Awards.
  • Merit Award of Awareness from the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

Episode IV. Class // Richwood, WV

  • Semi-finalist (Top 7) in the Best Documentary category from the Student World Awards.
  • Special Mention from the Global Shorts Awards.
  • Award of Merit in the Documentary Short (Student) category from the IMPACT DOCS Awards.

A World of Difference graphic design and promotional materials

  • Bronze Award in the Promotion category from the Astrid Design Awards.