For the second straight year, Covered Sun has brought home a Best Director Award from the NJ Web Fest. In 2021, Wayne Cella was honored as Best Director in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Series. The 2022 edition of the festival saw Cella win for Best Director in a Drama.
“It’s a bit more complicated than that.” Cella said after the win. “Honestly, insignificant wouldn’t be what it is without Asha Brown, my associate director and Mark Nesbitt. So while I was the one nominated, it was definitely more of a team effort.”
Asha Brown, an award-winning Director in her own right, joined Cella as an Associate Director on insignificant episodes 1-6. Brown returned this past August and sat in the director’s chair for episodes 7 and 8, as well as a flashback sequence for the beginning of episode 1. Nesbitt, who headed up the audio department for episodes 1-6, later transitioned to Director of Photography for the same flashback sequence and episodes 7 and 8.
“Mark and Asha brought so much to this story. I couldn’t have asked for a better team. They shared their experience and talent to make insignificant what it is. So they definitely deserve a huge piece of this too!”
The New Jersey Web Fest was insignificant’s first festival selection and to date, is the only festival it’s been submitted to.
“New Jersey is home. And more than that, the New Jersey Web Fest always feels like home. We didn’t want to the world premiere to be anywhere but someplace we’ve come to regard as a second home. It was awesome to get to have so many of the cast and crew come out and support the premiere and get to see their work on the big screen at the beautiful Clairidge Theater.” Cella said of the festival.
insignificant is late in post production and is expected to be released by year’s end. “Our hope is to get this story out there soon and then hopefully do the web fest circuit and see how that goes. We were very lucky to have Tanisha Porreca help us with season 1, but we’ll definitely need some additional help to pull off the season 2 we have planned. Hopefully we’ll find some folks who are interested in helping us produce as we move forward and continue to tell this story.”