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Heritage School filmmakers Jimmy Carter documentary captures top honors


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 04, 2021 - 3:53 PM

Heritage School filmmakers Jimmy Carter documentary captures top honors

The Newnan Times-Herald

President Joe Biden joined political leaders from across Georgia and the U.S. to pay tribute to former President Jimmy Carter as Carterland captured the Best Documentary award at the forty-fifth annual Atlanta Film Festival.

The documentary was the feature film debut for Georgia filmmakers Will and Jim Pattiz.

In their decision to recognize Carterland from among the more than 7,000 entrants to this year’s festival, the judges called it “an exceptional film in its own right that also marks the emergence of an exciting pair of breakout nonfiction storytellers: Georgia-born duo Jim and Will Pattiz.”