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Meet the 2015 Sprockets Judges!


We are SO excited to have an amazing set of judges choosing the 2015 Sprockets BEST MUSIC VIDEO!

See the music videos up for this award and vote for AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD on Friday July 24th @ the Sprockets International Music Video Show!

AND vote for BEST GEORGIA VIDEO and find out the winners of all the awards on Saturday July 25th @ the Georgia Music Video show!  


Craig Zobel • Writer/ Producer/ Director  
Dan Ewen • Writer/ Producer/ Director   
Doug Klinger • Co-founder Of The Internet Music Video Database / Curator At Vimeo 
Henry H. Owings • Graphic Designer/ Author And Chairman At Chunklet Industries  
Maggie Louie • Songwriter/ Guitarist/ Singer/ Vice President Of Audience For The Athens Banner-Herald  

CRAIG ZOBEL's debut feature GREAT WORLD OF SOUND, premiered at Sundance 2007. It won Breakthrough Director at the 2008 Gothams, and was nominated for Best First Film and Best Supporting Actor in the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards.  Craig's second film, COMPLIANCE, premiered at Sundance 2012. Ann Dowd was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Independent Spirit Awards and Critic's Choice awards, and won Best Supporting Actress by The National Board of Review.  Z FOR ZACHARIAH, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, and Margot Robbie premiered in the 2015 US Dramatic Competition at Sundance, and will be released in August.

DAN EWEN is a writer/producer/director in Los Angeles, California. Dan wrote and is producing the franchise reboot, SON OF ERNEST for Ruckus Films. His screenplay DEAR SATAN is being directed by the Farrelly brothers for 20th Century Fox. Additionally, Ewen is developing a television series with Steve Carell’s Carousel TV, and has a blind TV deal at Universal. His animated web series, “Greg and Charmaine”, will debut in the fall as a Funny or Die Exclusive. Ewen also directed the music video for “Country Music”, by Athens rap duo Iron Triangle. He is proud to be an Athens native, and to have screened his earliest student films at Angie “Cool Breeze” Grass’ Flicker showcase back in the Mesozoic Age, when it was held at the fabulous 40 Watt.

DOUG KLINGER is the co-founder of the Internet Music Video Database and a curator at Vimeo. He’s watched so many music videos in his life that it’s rumored that Beats By Dre is considering putting product placements in his bedroom.Doug has conducted hundreds of music video Q&As over the past few years, but has yet to work the question “What are those?” into an interview. When he isn’t watching music videos, Doug spends his time feeding his cat, Tobias, working on his dance moves, and writing sci-fi short stories where Tobias saves the world.

HENRY H. OWINGS is a graphic designer, author and Chairman at Chunklet Industries based in Atlanta, Georgia. Henry has been behind three books that carry the Chunklet moniker: The Overrated Book (Last Gasp, 2006), The Rock Bible (Quirk, 2008) and The Overrated Book (Penguin, 2011). Grammy Award nominee Henry Owings provides a no-holds-barred chronicle of the music industry through Chunklet Magazine. Also at various times, Henry has been a booking agent, DJ, promoter, record producer, and toured with rock bands and stand-up comedians since 1988.  He currently resides in Atlanta where he is a father, husband, pet owner and in-house art director for two of the preeminent reissue record labels in the world: Numero Group and Light in the Attic.

MAGGIE LOUIE is the vice president of audience for the Athens Banner-Herald as well as a songwriter, guitarist and singer. She has worked in the news publishing industry since 2006 with past roles including mobile product manager at the LA times and senior editor for Heath + Fitness Magazine, associate publisher of E.W. Scripps Niche department and has been awarded a National Silver Addy for Original Design. Prior to Louie’s career in publishing, she is best known for the pop single "Always Be Your Girl" featured on her solo album, Maggie Louie, released in 1999 and as the lead singer of the Athens-based underground band Buttermilk. Louie's song, "Junky Rhapsody" was featured on Grammy nominee Slim Adkins and Alex Chilton's 2001 album The Undesirables. Also in 2001, Louie played herself as the lead singer of a bar band in the TV-Movie, A Passion.

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