Cedar Breaks Band wins Best Music Video for “My Dog” in Hollywood at the International Family Film Festival, held last weekend from November 6-8.
This is the second consecutive win for the band in this Festival. Cedar Breaks had 2 films in competition, “My Dog” and “Don’t Go”. “Don’t Go” premiered at the festival. Last year’s win at the Festival was for “Prayer.”
Screened in many festivals, including the LDS Film Festival and International Christian Film Festival, this is the second win for “My Dog,” which won best Country Music Video in Washington DC at the World Independent Music and Film Festival. In Washington DC, Cedar Breaks also won best Gospel Song for “Light.”
“Light,” the latest recording of “Light of the Land” a song written by Greg Ericksen and used at the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake, became the designated song of the second rescue of the handcart pioneers of 1856, and has been sung at a number of Native American events over the years. The story of the song can be found in the pages of “Upon Destiny’s Song,” a historical novel about the life of Ane Marie Madsen who traveled with the Willie Handcart Company.
The songs for both music videos are also featured in books: “My Dog,” a children’s published by Guardian Angel Publishing, and “Light,” published by Empath Media LLC.
Cedar Breaks has teamed up with a diverse group of musicians, writers, dancers, and photographers to produce a fresh and uplifting message and sound.
Cedar Breaks is dedicated to producing media built around Faith, Family, and Heritage and taking that strong message rooted in the diverse culture of Utah to the world. The band has been together for 4 years and has won numerous media awards.
Band members include Michael Gibbons, Rebecca Croft, Diana Roger Glissmeyer, Keith Behunin, Guy Gibbons, Jenny Gibbons, and Mike Ericksen.
Film Buzz published an interview with Mike Ericksen about the Festival in Hollywood. Western Life Radio interviewed band member and manager, Rebecca Croft, about the band’s vision and purpose.
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