• SXSW 2014, World Premiere Narrative Spotlight
• Woodstock Film Fest, 2014, Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography
• Woodstock Film Fest, 2014, Jury Prize
• Galway Film Fleadh, 2014, Best Feature Film
• IFTA 2015, Nominated Best Cinematography
• IFTA 2015, Nominated Best Film
• Mannheim-HeidelbergInternational Film Festival 2014, Cinema Owners Award
At Woodstock Film Festival, Michael was awarded the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography. In granting the award, Wexler, the two time Oscar award winning DOP (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, In The Heat of The Night) noted:
"This award is based on what I consider true cinematography, not just on the traditional dexterity. He has that.
Michael Lavelle's work on "Patrick's Day" shows a profound understanding of the story and his ability to employ DP skills such as framing, lighting and camera movement is subtle in unselfconscious ways to subliminally involve the viewer. One of many examples is the transition from the viewer to the POV of the psychologically troubled main character, contrasted to what we consider the "sane". This is not unlike the Cuckoo's Nest question of who belongs in society's booby hatch.
I give this award enthusiastically to an exceptional, talented film-maker, Michael Lavelle.
Take it easy but take it."
- Haskell Wexler A.S.C.
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