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Matt BendoUWindsor grad Matt Bendo won a national award for cinematography on branded content Saturday for the second straight year.

Grad celebrating repeat award in cinematography

UWindsor grad Matt Bendo won a national award for cinematography on branded content Saturday for the second straight year.

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Still from boxing gym adUWindsor alumnus Matt Bendo is nominated for a Canadian Society of Cinematographers award for his commercial promoting a boxing training academy.

Grad’s commercial under consideration for cinematography prize

UWindsor alumnus Matt Bendo is nominated for a Canadian Society of Cinematographers award for his commercial promoting a boxing training academy.

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Tony LauUWindsor professor Tony Lau produced an ad that has won recognition from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Grad comes out on top at national film awards gala

Communication, Media and Film graduate Matt Bendo (BA 2014) was recognized by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers with the 2017 award for Best Cinematography in the category of Branded/Corporate/Educational Cinematography.

Bendo received the honour April 1 in Toronto at the society’s 60th annual awards gala for his work on Storm, an ad for custom Lamborghini exhausts created by YST and Armytrix.

His former University of Windsor instructor, Tony Lau, produced the advertisement through his company, Film Loft Productions, with cinematography by Bendo.

Student film follows boxer’s transition from amateur to professional

Film student Samuel Pollock was uncertain when his classmate Matt Bendo first pitched the idea of making a documentary about Canadian boxer Justin Hocko.

But after meeting Hocko, says Pollock, he realized: “This is a story that has to be told.”

The two third-year communications majors started work on the project and watched it grow into something much bigger than they originally thought. Their 30-minute documentary, Rise of a Champion: The Justin Hocko Story, will enjoy a test screening Saturday, January 19, at Lakeshore Cinemas.