LCM Staff member is award winning Filmmaker

Published 2:36 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

To The Leader

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Network Engineer and Webmaster, Roy Mazzagate, obviously has technical skills, given his chosen profession. One of the ways that he uses those skills when he’s not working at LCM, is filmmaking. Besides weddings and other special occasions, Roy has done several short films that have received national recognition.

His latest film, “Waiting For You,” received the Sanctity of Life, Runner Up Award at the Christian Worldview Film Festival in Nashville, TN, one of the biggest faith-based film festival in the country. According to Roy, “Speakers included Stephen Kendrick, co-writer and producer of Fireproof, Courageous, War Room, and their new movie coming out, Overcomer.”

Just recently, it was announced that “Waiting For You” is 1 of 16 short films nominated for Best Short and 1 of 14 nominated for Most Inspirational Short at the upcoming International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, FL., another major faith-based fest. This is out of 97 total short films selected into the festival.

The film has been selected into 19 national and international festivals and this latest recognition is the tenth award that it has received. Other awards garnered by the film, which features Roy’s daughter, Emily, are:

  • Best Redemptive Short – CARE Awards
  • Best Mini-Film, Best Actress, Best Choreography, Best Educational – Christian Film Festival
  • Best Micro Film – James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition
  • Director’s Award – Jamaica International Faith Film Festival
  • Best Micro Short – Christian Family Film Festival
  • Best of Fest – Cherub Film Festival