LOS ANGELES September 26, 2011 – Del Padre Digital is thrilled to announce that the Aimee Allen “Calling The Maker” music video has just won two awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011. The video was competing in the music video category and won the Award for “Best Production Design” as well as an “Award of Excellence”

Director Nino Del Padre’s dark, Gothic video for US singer-songwriter Aimee Allen mirrors the twisted stark soundtrack of the single “Calling The Maker” from her album A Little Happiness.

The Los Angeles Movie Awards mission is to celebrate Independent Motion Picture and Literary Arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

About Aimee Allen

Anybody can have their “rock,” “punk” or “folk” phase—real artists transcend boundaries and genres so gracefully that their fans hardly blink an eye. Aimee Allen is that type of songwriter. The explosive, outspoken voice behind modern rock monsters “Revolution” and “If It Feels Right” (not to mention contributions to the Grammy-nominated Hairspray soundtrack and multiple best-selling, critically-acclaimed artists) unveils a more serene side of her personality on A Little Happiness. Despite her decision to record the album in the depths of a desolate Indiana winter, Happiness radiates her sense of home in the California sunshine—its 11 introspective, largely acoustic tracks conjure the simple bliss of a drive down to the Pacific.

The title of the record really says it all—on A Little Happiness, she courageously explores the reaches of elation and despondency, but never strays too far from the healthy, cautious optimism that defines her signature autobiographical storytelling. Allen’s strongest collection of songs to date honors the painful journey she took to create them. “I’ve made a lot of lyrically shocking and dark music in the past. But once you have a brush with death, things change. I’m just stoked I’ve made a record that shines a little light, ya know?”

About Nino Del Padre

Nino Del Padre is a cinematographer who’s been shooting and editing music videos, commercials, shorts, corporate and industrial spots professionally for twenty years. Clients include LEGO, Deftones, NASA, Tama Drums, NetFlix, Ibanez, Alice In Chains…etc. Learning through hands on experience and devotion to the art, Del Padre continuously strives to push beyond his own boundaries.

Del Padre has been honored with over 20 industry awards including honors from the Telly Awards, Addy Awards, named “Top 100 Producers” by Studio Monthly magazine’s rundown for three consecutive years and “A Search For New Heroes”.

Del Padre founded Del Padre Digital in 1991, a hybrid production company; specializing in the field of advanced digital media, providing video production, mobile application design, custom software deployment and interactive marketing.


The Los Angeles Movie Awards Award of Excellence