Dave Perry Cinematographer-Awards

“I’m In” Wins at 2017 Bike Shorts Film Festival

Short film “I’m In”, by Dave Perry, won Best Local Film and Audience Choice awards at the 2017 Bike Shorts Film Festival in Roanoke Virginia.

Shot in Roanoke Virginia with local talent and production crew, co-directed by William Sellari and Dave Perry, the story looks at how the main character Wilfred Alderson deals with his thoughts by riding a bicycle, and that some things are better left as thoughts. Written by Director of Photography Dave Perry, the genesis of the story came from his own experience with depression and how one’s thought process and feelings change through simply riding a bicycle.

Learn more about the film, see BTS and production stills, and find links to FB and IMDB pages here.

“Play” Wins Gold at 2016 Western Virginia American Advertising Awards

DPC-LLC is proud to have partnered with Access, to produce “Play” for The Roanoke Regional Partnership.  The goal was to showcase the Roanoke Region as a great place to do business, live, and play.

Bigs Littles Monthly Giving Membership Wins Silver at 2016 Western Virginia American Advertising Awards

DPC-LLC is grateful to Access Advertising and PR for contacting us to produce a fund raising campaign film for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Roanoke Valley. The film was shot at Layman’s Farm in Botetourt County Virginia using their corn maze. We used real “bigs” and “littles” as the cast.

“Blue Ridge Standard Time” Wins Silver Telly Award, Dave Perry Director of Photography, Colorist, and Editor For Project

The Telly Awards has named Access, Mikula Harris, Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and Dave Perry Cinematographer-LLC as  Silver Telly winners, their highest honor, in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for…Read More.

DPC Wins Three Silver Addys at 2015 Western Virginia Addy Awards

“Blue Ridge Standard Time” done with Access Advertising and PR  and Mikula/Harris for Virginia’s Blue Ridge won two Silver Addy Awards February 28, 2015:

  • Silver Addy – Cinematography, Elements of Advertising
  • Silver Addy – Branded Content More Than 60 Seconds

The Harvest Foundation “Innovate” campaign designed by Anstey-Hodge Advertising Group won a Sliver Addy for its “Innovate” series of videos.

  • Silver Addy – Integrated Campaigns Consumer Local

Innovate – “Chandler”

See the rest of the series.

DPC Wins Two Golds at the 2014 PRSA Summit Awards

  • Gold  – Audio-Visual Short Format – Average Budget, “Blue Ridge Standard Time”
  • Gold  – Audio-Visual Long Format – Modest Budget, “Wish”

“Blue Ridge Standard Time”

The digital film production done with Access Advertising and PR  and Mikula/Harris for Virginia’s Blue Ridge, “Blue Ridge Standard Time” won a Gold Summit award Friday November 7, 2014 in category of Audio-Visual Short Format – Average Budget. This was a fantastic project to work on. DPC assembled a wonderful production crew and the creative folks at Access are a blast tow work with. To see more about the production as well as the :30 regional TV spot, visit the VBR Page.

“Blue Ridge Standard Time” – Director’s Cut

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Wish”

DPC working with Access Advertising and Public Relations won a Gold Summit award Friday November 7, 2014 in category of Audio-Visual Long Format – Modest Budget for their work done for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia. You never know what you are going to get all of the time when you are working with kids, and these kids were so much fun!


A Two-Wheeled Journey Into Sound

This was our submission for the 2014 Bike Shorts Film Festival.

Winner of:

  • Best Music Video
  • Audience Choice Award Roanoke
  • Audience Choice Award Lynchburg
  • YouTube Award

Directed by William Sellari.

Winner of 2013 PRSA Summit Awards “Fire Up 611!”:

  • Best In Show – Audio/Visual Long Format – Average Budget
  • Gold – Audio/Visual Long Format – Average Budget

Access Advertising and PR chose Dave Perry as Director of Photography to shoot “Fire Up 611!”,  a fund raising campaign film to get the 611 back out on the rails. A wide range of interviews of people who worked on the 611 and traveled on it as a kid, as well as archival footage and stills supplied by Norfolk Southern, were used to tell a story of a beloved and majestic steam locomotive that is part of railway history.

The goal was to produce a short film that did not use the tired old “clickity clack…goin’ down the railroad track” theme, but rather an upbeat homage to its heritage and future for younger generations in an effort to fund restoration of the 611 for rail service.

We succeeded!

A hearty and long blow of the steam whistle goes to Access for trusting in Dave Perry Cinematographer LLC to tell this story. Thanks!


Winner of a Gold Addy in “Elements of Advertising-Cinematography” at the 2013 Western Virginia Addy Awards.

“The Culture of Silver Seas PR” was done as a launch video for Silver Seas PR in Roanoke Virginia. The goal was to come up with something that was not corporate in nature and could be a stand-alone piece with a message of its own not connected to any corporate entity. We succeeded!