The 2013 #Petertweeter Awards were another resounding success — with universally positive reviews.
In the coming days, I’ll post some of the media hits and comments we accumulated, but in the meantime, I’d like to offer up a “best of” #Petertweeter video posting. Plenty of creative passion went into these crowd-sourced videos. And all of them garnered huge applause during the show.
First up, we have Sunday New York Times by Rick Dolishny (
@rdolishny). Through the story of a random act of kindness, Rick also tells the story of the #Petertweeters — and the impact they have on the Peterborough online community. I’d like to thank Rick for all the post-production that went into making me seem smarter than I actually am.
Next, photographer and videographer, Michael Hurcomb (
@michaelhurcomb), “details and parodies the struggles that Cam Elliott (@Cam_BigRed) had when his neighbour complained about the noise pollution caused by his practicing basketball. The intro is inspired by, and features the music from ‘Parks and Recreation.’”
It is a positive story of how both the Peterborough and basketball communities came together online to support a kid who just wanted to play. It also features Michael’s extremely cute daughter, Audrey.
Out of the blue came a series of videos from photographer Marlon Hazlewood (
@HazlewoodImages) and his partner, Lisa Besseling ( @lisabesseling). After the #Petertweeters hit a bit of a controversy, this duo responded by trying to instil some of the fun and irreverence that were originally hallmarks of the show.
Here they join forces with their biggest “rivals” in the “Cutest/Barfiest” category:
Speaking of Dani and Catherine, here is footage of their opening song and dance number, shot from the crowd by Vince Bierworth (
@VinceB). They brought the house down:
Look for more #Petertweeter coverage in the coming days.
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