LA EXPO 2024

Film Series Winners

Below is the list of 2024 Film Series Competition Winners. If you would like to see the complete list of 2024 Film Series Finalists please click the button below.

2024 Winners

Independent Short Films

You’re Early

DIRECTOR
Will Maloney

WRITER
Robert Bruinewoud

PRODUCERS
Will Maloney & Denis Maloney

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Will Maloney

Music Videos & Commercials

Strangest Thing

DIRECTOR
Marmo Films

PRODUCERS
Justin Marmorstein

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cesar Withingham

Student Films

The Basics of Love

DIRECTOR
Joshua Nathan

PRODUCERS
Xixian Wang

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Andi Obarski

SCHOOL
AFI

Audience Choice Awards

Independent Short Films

Motel Room

DIRECTOR
Bradford Lipson

WRITER
Sahag Gureghian

PRODUCERS
Tammy Katz
Tracy Clifton
Robert C. Rodriguez
Bradford Lipson
Sahag Gureghian

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Bradford Lipson

Music Videos & Commercials

Strangest Thing

DIRECTOR
Marmo Films

PRODUCERS
Justin Marmorstein

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cesar Withingham

Student Films

Children of Light

DIRECTOR
Minkyu Kang

WRITER
Minkyu Kang

PRODUCERS
Minkyu Kang
Bofan Zhang

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeong-seok Park

SCHOOL
Columbia University

Rising Star Awards

Presented by GODOX

Rising Star Award

You’re Early

DIRECTOR
Will Maloney

WRITER
Robert Bruinewoud

PRODUCERS
Will Maloney & Denis Maloney

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Will Maloney

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.