“Follow My Steps,” A Short Film By Andrew Hida

Follow My Steps (Trailer) from Andrew Hida on Vimeo. Follow My Steps, a short film by multimedia storyteller and awesome former intern, Andrew Hida, will screen at the IFC Center (323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY) on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. Follow My Steps follows Andrew Cunningham, a typical 13 year-old. He complains about studying, and spends hours playing on Xbox Live with friends. The only difference is he is in a powered wheelchair. Born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, Andrew relies on his father Tom for nearly everything. As Andrew enters the roller coaster of adolescence, he must deal with growing pains, as well as his struggle with independence, and the uncertainties of his disease. In an unlikely relationship, Andrew finds a brother in 21-year-old Tony Reuter, born with brittle bone disease. Finding his way out of a difficult childhood, Tony guides Andrew as they both approach milestones in…

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NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards 2013 Announced

MediaStorm is honored to announce we have won first place in the Best of Photojournalism Documentary Multimedia category for A Shadow Remains produced with Phillip Toledano. Former MediaStorm intern, Andrew Hida, took second place in this category for Follow My Steps. Third place went to "Gayla's Goodbye" by Dai Sugano for the San Jose Mercury News. The BoP Awards honored many excellent multimedia pieces this year. Alan Spearman and The Commercial Appeal swept the awards with "Memphis Poverty: What Obama Didn't See," which won Best Use Of Multimedia, first place for Feature Multimedia Story and honorable mention for Multimedia Package. "Framework" by Albert Lee of the Los Angeles Times won first place in the Multimedia Package and the Visual Column, Recurring Series or Visual Blog categories. Follow My Steps won second place in the BoP Documentary Multimedia Category. In what BoP called "a deviation from normal judging," the panel honored a second…

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Worth Watching #104: Follow My Steps

"First a confession. I have a bit of a man crush on Andrew Hida. A bit. He's one of the most talented MediaStorm interns with whom I've had the pleasure of working. And this is his thesis. It's everything I like about the guy. It's honest and intimate and funny and just good. One last confession: I sat on his thesis committee along with Bruce Strong and Seth Gitner. It was one of the best decisions I made this year. Watch it. And watch out for Andrew. You'll be seeing a lot of him." - Eric Maierson Follow My Steps from Andrew Hida on Vimeo. See other videos that we think are Worth Watching.

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