We’re honored to have two projects nominated for Webby Awards this year: I Am A Witness and Moonbeeps: Gizmo. Between the two, our work garnered a total of four nominations – and you can help us win by voting in each category. Moonbot’s nominations include:
Mobile Sites & Apps: Family & Kids
Learn more about the projects below.
I Am A Witness
I Am A Witness is an interactive short film created in conjunction with an unprecedented coalition of media, corporate and non-profit partners including the Ad Council, Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) and others. Our goal is to empower teens to speak up when they see bullying. In the film, viewable online at iwitnessbullying.org, a young boy named Jack is bullied by his classmates on and offline. As the viewer, you have the opportunity to change the course of Jack’s day by using the I AM A WITNESS emoji, calling out and putting a stop to the bullying.
Watch a behind-the-scenes look of the film with co-directors Jake Wyatt and Limbert Fabian:
Gizmo is a control panel for a rocketship! A lunar rover! Or even a UFO! Whatever you imagine! Grab a cardboard box, strap in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and have an adventure of your very own. Remember when the best toy was the actual box your toys came in? With a bit of DIY ingenuity and kid creativity, a box can become a spaceship or anything. It’s the kind of imaginative play that can’t be re-created as an app. Instead, Moonbeeps: Gizmo is an imagination support device. It is the spark for kids to create their very own fun experiences out in the “real world.” Whether they want to be an astronaut or pilot a giant robot, Gizmo can be the dashboard for their creation.