Richter Studios’ video wins Cannes Corporate award


Jeremy Richter with award at Cannes

Video production company Richter Studios was a top winner in the recent Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, scoring from among almost 1,000 entries from more than 50 countries.

Richter Studios won the Silver Dolphin Award in the Corporate Video category for its nearly 3-minute educational overview video for private British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park, serving nursery to grade five students in a state-of-the-art 75,000-sq. ft. campus at 814 W. Eastman.

Richter Studios’ CEO Jeremy Richter and the school’s principal, Mel Curtis, traveled to Cannes for the awards ceremony, Oct. 12-13.

The video showcases the school’s collaborations with The Julliard School, MIT and its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum and also captures the community spirit of students, parents and faculty.

BISC principal Mel Curtis and Jeremy Richter at Cannes

Shot over three days in Lincoln Park, the video was produced and directed by Joel Manning, who recently moved to LA, Joe Martinez was DP; Luke Sheldon edited and Jessica Lawheed designed the graphics. Current staff directors are Ed Grozich, and Jessica Batson.

In entering the Cannes Corporate festival, says Richter, “We wanted to see how we measured up against such great international competition in a town known internationally for film. We figured our chances were about 20% of winning, so we were very pleased and surprised when we did.”

Richter says his company, which is heading for its 20th business anniversary in 2017, has produced “multiple videos for the 15 to 20 brands we produce for,” adding up to about 3,000 projects over those 20 years.

Those brands include Radio Flyer red wagons, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Office Depot, Sears and the Walsh Group construction company.

Richter Studios’ 10 full-time staffers occupy a 5,000-sq. ft. studio with a ’50’s flair, in the Hidden Lofts building at 1143 Rundell Place at Madison and Racine. Space encompasses a white cyc stage for product shoots and interviews, two Avid suites, two graphics workstations,  a full kitchen — and a classic 1945 Brunswick billiards table.

BISC Lincoln Park, part of Hong Kong-based Nord Anglia Education (NAE), was NAE’s first international school to open and operate in the Midwest.

NAE is the world’s largest premium schools organization, operating 34,000 students between the ages of 2 to 18-years old in 42 international schools, in 15 countries around the world.