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'Once Upon a Crime,' 'Prophet's Prey' win Ravens at DocUtah festival

Published September 14, 2015 9:30 am
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A movie about an injustice against two New York cops took top honors over the weekend at the DocUtah Film Festival in St. George.

"Once Upon a Crime: The Borrelli-Davis Conspiracy," a documentary about two NYPD detectives wrongly convicted of murder, received the Raven Award for Best Picture at DocUtah, which wrapped up this weekend. The movie also won for best editing.

Another multiple Raven winner was "Prophet's Prey," director Amy Berg's look at polygamous leader Warren Jeffs and the history of sexual abuse in his FLDS group. The movie — whose screenings at DocUtah were the closest the film has been shown to polygamous communities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. — won Ravens for Berg's direction and for music.

The documentary feature "Out of Nothing," which follows four motorcycle racers as they pursue land-speed records, received a Raven for its cinematography.

Here are the Raven winners in the short-film and student-film categories:

Short films:

• Best Picture: "Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot"

• Best Direction: "Coaching Colburn"

• Best Editing: "Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot"

• Best Cinematography: "Riding My Way Back"

• Best Music: "Pie Lady of Pie Town"

Student films:

• Best Picture: "Fitting the Description in North Portland"

• Helen Whitney Vanguard Award: "#ChicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator"

• Audience Favorite: "Coming Out"






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