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Branded Entertainment
Documentary Feature Film

Bronze Winner

Entrant: VML, Kansas City
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development - "Born in Bristol"

Corporate Name of Sponsoring Client: Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Client Marketing Director: Brian Wagner

Media Company: VML, Kansas City

Media Planner: Megan Davey

PR / Marketing Company: VML, Kansas City

Group Director, Client Engagement: Shali Wade

Channel Director, Public Relations: Bill Patterson

Directors, Client Engagement: Jason Cooper/Sarah Duggan

Senior Account Manager: Kelli Shannon

Agency: VML, Kansas City

Global Chief Creative Officer: Debbi Vandeven

Chief Innovation Officer: Brian Yamada

Executive Creative Director: John Godsey

Group Creative Director: Allison Pierce

Creative Director: Ryan Simonet

Executive Agency Producer: Tyler Smith

Agency Producer: Ethan Downing

Production Company: Plan A Films, Ashville

Director: Chusy Jardine

Executive Producer: Chusy Jardine

Producer: Andy O'Neil

Editing Facility: Plan A Films, Ashville

Editors: Chusy Jardine/Andy O'Neil

Description of the Project:
The film tells the story of country music’s most historic event: The Bristol Sessions. Through dramatic reenactments, we revisit the 12 days in 1927 when musicians descended upon the Tennessee-Virginia border city of Bristol to record the songs that would go on to be known as the “Big Bang” of country music. Then we follow some of today’s top artists, such as Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe, Keb Mo and others as they make history again by reinventing the recordings alongside Grammy-winning Producer Carl Jackson.