Nashville-based film company City of Peace Films and indie record label City of Peace Media have received two Dove Award nominations in the Short Form Music Video of the Year category with “As For Me And My House” by John Waller and “A Thousand Generations” by Sean Spicer with Tilly Cryar. Dustin Marcellino directed and Yochanan Marcellino produced both videos for City of Peace Films and City of Peace Media.
Waller’s “As For Me and My House” video is a YouTube favorite, with more than 350,000 views. The song, the title track from his third album, is featured on the Top 10 Courageous movie soundtrack. Waller also wrote and performed the theme song featured in the movie Fireproof, entitled “While I’m Waiting.”
Spicer’s “A Thousand Generations” is featured on his current CD, Olive Tree, which was named Best Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2011 Covenant Awards, presented annually by the Gospel Music Association of Canada.
“With City of Peace Films and City of Peace Media being just two and a half years old, it’s truly a great honor to have received our first two Dove Award nominations, both for Short Form Music Video of the Year,” says Founder, President and CEO of City of Peace Films and City of Peace Media, Yochanan Marcellino. “We applaud the great work and creativity of Dustin Marcellino on both of these music videos, the only director in the field of eight music video finalists to receive two nominations.”
Dustin Marcellino, who currently is directing the upcoming faith-based motion picture, The Identical, for City of Peace Films (recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter) was excited to hear about his double nomination.
“It was encouraging to receive this news, as both of these videos are heavily based on Scripture and have deep spiritual and Biblical content,” says Dustin Marcellino. “Joshua 24:15 is the theme of ‘As For Me And My House’ and Deuteronomy 7:9 is the theme of ‘A Thousand Generations.'”
“‘As For Me And My House’ by John Waller is the foundational video for John’s ministry as the title track to his current CD and current single. Sean Spicer’s music video, ‘A Thousand Generations,’ featuring Tilly Cryar on vocals, is from his Olive Tree CD, which is already an award-winning project as a three-time Covenant Award recipient,” says Yochanan Marcellino.
Waller and Spicer are both nominated in a category that also includes “7×70” by Chris August, with director Evan Kaufmann and producer Randy Peterson for Detail Film and Fervent Records; “Crazy Love” by Hawk Nelson, with director/producer John Reuben for BEC Recordings; “Feed The Machine” by Red, with directors the Erwin Brothers and producer Dan Atchison for Alabama Production Group and Essential Records; “I Lift My Hands” by Chris Tomlin, with director/producer Nathan Corrona for Dustbrand Films and EMI CMG; “Miracles” by Newsboys, with director/producer TK McKamy for Revolution Pictures and Inpop Records; and “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North, with director Wes Edwards and producer Drew Langer for Ruckus Films and Reunion Records.
Nominations were announced Feb. 22 in Atlanta. The 43rd Annual Dove Awards, produced by the Gospel Music Association, will be held April 19 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
Waller’s As For Me And My House and Spicer’s Olive Tree are available through City of Peace Media and Provident Distribution.
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