Blue Chalk Film Wins National Magazine Award

Our film "Quiet No More," directed by Léo Hamelin and published by The New Yorker, has won the Video category at the 2021 National Magazine Awards, also known as "The Ellies."

The prestigious National Magazine Awards, administered by The American Society of Magazine Editors, honors the best work published during the past year. The winners receive “Ellie” statuettes modeled after an Alexander Calder stabile known as “Elephant Walking."

Quiet No More features the struggle of the Reverend Sharon Risher, whose mother and two cousins were killed in the Charleston church shooting six years ago, as she comes to forgive the killer. 

Since its release last year, the film has been featured in four film festivals, including DOC NYC and the Sedona International Film Festival. It has also won four awards.  

The video category win was one of six Ellies awarded to The New Yorker, which is a record. We wish to congratulate David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, and the whole team for this big news.