Award of Excellence – “Burning Bright” (USA)

Title: Burning Bright
Runtime: 9 min
Country: USA
Director: Aaron Bierman
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis:  BURNING BRIGHT is a stylized, animated thriller produced in partnership between IMG Models and filmmaker Aaron Bierman. Inspired by noir classics like The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep, the film features the talents and likenesses of supermodels Chanel Iman, Elsa Hosk, Jessica Stam, Nadine Leopold and actor Nolan Funk. When a mysterious briefcase is stolen, a young woman (Chanel Iman) battles to reclaim it while her ex-boyfriend and his team of ruthless female assassins does everything in their power to destroy her. Burning Bright is the story of a young woman who has given away her power to an unworthy man and must fight to recapture it before she loses her life and possibly her soul.