Coming Out On Top.
"Winning never sucks." --STEPS backer Scott Dunn
You probably never heard of the Banff World Media Festival before you read those words just now, but it's this really cool conference held in the Canadian Rockies where, since 1979, industry insiders gather from all over the world, connect, and discuss the merits of various kinds televised content, the latest distribution technology, and the future of the entertainment industry. You meet lots of people, you eat lots of free food and marvel at the surrounding scenery ... and if you're really lucky, you get your project thrust into the limelight by having it accepted into contention at the International Pilot Competition.
Not only were we a contender at this year's event, but we won. The whole enchilada. Best Drama. Hearing "THE STEPS" called from the stage on the afternoon of June 13th was an exhilarating and surreal experience, one neither Adam nor myself will ever forget. Very soon after the rush of the win, when I was standing onstage having my picture taken with the award, I very clearly wished that you and every cast and crew member associated with either season of the show were all standing in a long line next to me, and that I could just pass the glass on down, so you all could check it out, hold it in your hands too, and feel the victory with us.
Because make no mistake, if YOU hadn't given us a shot, we never could brought home the hardware.
Thanks again. For everything.
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