WeTransfer film ‘Mr Wash’ awarded D&AD Pencil and Webby Award

Short documentary film about the artist Fulton Leroy Washington scoops two industry awards.

The WeTransfer documentary ‘Mr Wash’ has been honored with the award for Best Branded Documentary at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards and with a Graphite Pencil at the 2019 D&AD Awards in the Branded Content, Non-Fiction Film category.

‘Mr Wash’ tells the inspiring story of Fulton Leroy Washington, aka Mr. Wash, and his return home to his family in Compton, CA after 20 years in prison. In 1997, Mr. Wash was given a mandatory life sentence, and in 2016 was granted clemency by President Barack Obama and freed. While in prison, Mr. Wash taught himself how to paint, and crafted thousands of hyper-realistic artworks, many of which were painted of and for his fellow inmates. The film makes the case for creativity as an optimistic force.

The short premiered on WeTransfer’s editorial platform WePresent in May 2018 and was followed by a screening at CAAM (California African American Museum) in Los Angeles - home to both Mr. Wash and WeTransfer. 

It can be found here: http://we.tl/mr-wash

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