Charlotte-based musician Jason Hausman, who owns Hot Sake (not a trendy Camden Road sushi house but a "sound boutique" that creates music for TV, film, and commercials) recently received a Telly Award for his work on the documentary "Overdraft." Hausman and Hot Sake received the award for Best Sound and Sound Design in a Documentary. It was one of 11,000 entries.
The PBS documentary from Charlotte-based Susie Films received a total of nine Telly awards. The film focuses on the national debt. You can watch it here.
The Tellys honor film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and local, regional, and national television commercials.
SouthEnd's Hot Sake was also part of the team behind Emmy winning documentary "From the Heart." Hot Sake scored and mixed the film. Grammy winning soul singer and Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton narrated the film, which centers on bullying in schools. Hausman recruited Steve Rothery, founding guitarist for the long running UK rock band Marillion, to collaborate on the project as well. "From the Heart" also aired on PBS.