API Photographers Inc., the Memphis production firm owned by Bill Carrier III, won a prestigious "Remy" award for best music video at Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. The made-in-Memphis video, Stax, The Early Years, which has appeared on PBS, was directed by Carrier, written by his wife, Tess Carrier, and edited by Natsuko Kobayashi.
Worldfest Houston celebrated its 46th annual independent film awards in April. There were more than 4,000 entries and 540 filmmakers from more than 33 nations. There is only one recipient of the "Remy" in each of nine "best of show" categories.
A “Gold” award was also given to API for MLGW’s Call Before You Dig in the public service TV commercial category. The same production crew created the "Call Before You Dig" project.
Carrier is a long-time member of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission. These awards join numerous Addy and Telly awards that API has won.
Pictured: Bill Carrier III