A video produced for SI.com by Class of ’09 graduate Collin Orcutt is in the running for a Webby Award in the Online Film and Video, Sports Category.
The Redemption of Mike Danton tells the story of a National Hockey League player who went to jail for an attempted “murder-for-hire” and, seven years later, is slowly putting his life back together. The piece was reported by Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Jon Wertheim and shot by visual journalist Nick Weissman. Orcutt was executive producer.
The Webby Awards, presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honor excellence on the Internet. In addition to competing for the top prize in its category, as determined by a panel of IADAS judges, each nominated work is eligible for a People’s Voice Award conferred by the online community. To vote on the SI.com piece or any of the other 2012 nominees, click on this link.