Edmonson’s documentary on artist tops BEA awards

When Jaclyn Edmonson traveled to Italy in May 2013 with the Mass Comm EMC’s study abroad program, her assignment was to document working artists. Now, her work has resulted in an award-winning documentary entitled “Sbocciare.”

The documentary star and crew (left to right): Silvia Logi, Scotty Wright, Jaclyn Edmonson, Kyle Bates, Kati Baird and Nicola Vannini.

The documentary star and crew (left to right): Silvia Logi, Scotty Wright, Jaclyn Edmonson, Kyle Bates, Kati Baird and Nicola Vannini.

“Sbocciare” (Italian for blossom) is an inspiring piece that tells the story of a Florentine artist who fiercely pursues her “art within” despite the odds against her. Silvia Logi, 35, a wife, mother of two and recently unemployed, struggled to live a life of love, art, freedom and expression through her organic mosaics.
After some preliminary digging on Logi, Edmonson, along with her crew and classmates Scotty Wright, Kati Baird and Kyle Bates, were determined to create a piece that would display Logi’s amazing work and background. “Hearing Silvia explain how she got to be today inspired us all throughout our time abroad to put forth our best efforts and talents to make this documentary reflect the true beauty of her story,” Edmonson said.

The video was submitted last year to the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, an international exhibition of award-winning student works competing in audio, documentary and interactive multimedia. “Sbocciare” was recently awarded the highest honor, Best of Festival, and will be showcased during BEA’s annual Las Vegas convention in April.

Silvia Logi at work on a mosaic

Silvia Logi at work on a mosaic

A native of Franklin, Tenn., Edmonson is a senior majoring in video and film production. Currently, she is prepping for this year’s 54 Hour Film Fest, helping shoot a music video for some friends, filming a choreography segment and, most excitingly, applying for a grant from National Geographic to travel abroad and tell more stories. To see the trailer for “Sbocciare,” please click here. TLE

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