PMM wins top Houston Film Festival award

Pittsburgh-based media mission honored for GA212 promo video

April 19, 2011

LOUISVILLE

The Pittsburgh-based Presbyterian Media Mission (PMM) has won a top award from the Houston Film Festival for “Come Walk With Us,” its music video promoting the 220th General Assembly (2012) in Pittsburgh.

PMM Executive Director Gregg Hartung, producer/director of the video, accepted the Gold Remi Award on April 16 at the 44th WorldFest 2011 Awards Banquet.  

Hartung thanked the 2012 General Assembly Local Arrangements Committee and Pittsburgh Presbytery “for giving me and PMM the opportunity to work on this exciting and fun project!” 

Hartung also paid tribute to “two special friends in faith who are singing songs in heaven now” ― singer/songwriter david m bailey and David Newell, aka Mr. McFeely from “Mister  Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

“Without David’s (Bailey) special music this project wouldn’t have been possible,” Hartung said. “And David Newell helped continue to make Pittsburgh someplace special like his mentor, the late Fred Rogers.  I will humbly receive this award in honor of these special people who served God and others well.” 

Hartung received the award from J. Hunter Todd, chairman and founding director of the WorldFest Film Festival ― the third oldest international film festival in North America. Hunter offered Hartung “sincere congratulations on a job well done.”  

Hartung and PMM have won many video and audio awards, including several for the renowned radio show Passages. Hartung is an elder at Crestview Community Church PC(USA) in Callery, Penn.

PMM’s award-winning video can be viewed on the PMM Web site.

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