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Black Ice

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Entertainment / Scripted Long Form / 2022

Black Ice is a ten-minute documentary for Swiss sports brand On Running. It tells the story of the first Black male Skeleton athlete in Olympic history, Akwasi Frimpong, in the form of a graphic novel. Developed over six months and filmed across Europe and Africa, Black Ice brings the pages of a comic book to life through the eyes of the children it aims to inspire. The film portrays the athlete’s strength and determination in the face of lifelong adversity by transforming him into a real-life superhero: Black Ice.

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