We are excited to announce that our very own Matt Doyle, Executive Producer/Director of our in-house multimedia offering Big Brick Productions, has been nominated for a 2013 Webby Award. This award honors excellence on the internet, across a broad variety of categories.
Doyle has been nominated in the “Online Film and Video: Sports” category for his work on ESPN’s Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports: Season 2. It’s the second consecutive year the show has been recognized by the Webby’s in this category. They are in good company; the competition includes the BBC’s coverage of the Olympics and the New York Times short documentary “Paddling Blind”.
“As cliché as it might sound, it really is an honor just to be nominated for an award like the Webby,” said Doyle, the show’s producer. “It’s a recognition of the hard work and dedication that all of us put into Wider World of Sports. It’s also an excuse to make Kenny take us out for an expensive steak dinner, so there’s that.”
Wider World of Sports, an ESPN original, digital series that chronicles some of the most unique, outrageous, and visually stunning sporting events from around the globe was created by the show’s host Kenny Mayne, and Doyle, his producer, while the two worked at ESPN. The show’s four-man crew logged thousands of frequent flier miles, traveling to locations like Bosnia, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Thailand, and Brazil in search of the wildest events the sporting world had to offer.
This video will be judged by a committee, but there is also a People’s Choice vote chosen completely by fans on the Internet. Friends, we implore you to vote (http://pv.webbyawards.com/nominees/online-film-video/general-film-categories/sports ) and share the video with your friends #WebbyForKenny!