WEST HARTFORD, CT (10/07/2013)(readMedia)-- Pedro Bermudez '07 of Hartford, Conn., has been selected to receive an Anchor Award presented by the University of Hartford Alumni Association during the University's annual Hawktober Weekend. The awards are established to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest level of professional accomplishments and possessing the absolute standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the University of Hartford. Bermudez is one of five Anchor Award recipients this year.
Bermudez is an award-winning director, filmmaker, and cofounder of Revisionist, a film and music video production company whose work runs the gamut from documentaries to short films to commercials.
Raised in Hartford, Bermudez began making films at an early age using his family's Hi-8 camcorder. As an undergraduate at the University of Hartford, he created Unifocus LLC, a production company that worked on both English- and Spanish-language content.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hartford in 2007, Bermudez spent three years working at ESPN, where he produced original content for various digital media channels. He continued his education at one the world's top film schools, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. There, Bermudez earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Directing in 2012, and was the recipient of the Petrie Award for Excellence and the Board of Trustees Scholarship. His thesis film, Antifaz, a period piece set in Buenos Aires during the military junta, won the Special Jury Prize at the USA Film Festival in Dallas.
Bermudez founded Revisionist while living in California with two fellow film-school students. The trio got its start shooting a public-service spot in Nepal for BuildOn, a charitable organization in Stamford that builds schools around the world for the impoverished. Bermudez directed the spot and also traveled to Haiti to develop a feature film after the earthquake in that region.
Revisionist, which has expanded to the East Coast, has recently crafted content for a diverse group of clients, including Bedrocket, United Illuminating, and ESPNU. Its commercial for United Illuminating won gold recognition in the 2013 Advertising Club of Connecticut awards competition.
The public is invited to join in the celebration of the professional achievements of some of the University's best and brightest alumni on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium on the University of Hartford campus. Admission is free and online registration is encouraged (hartford.edu/hawktober) but not required.