Award of Merit – “The Power of Words” (USA)

Title: The Power of Words: Making A Difference One Person at a Time
Runtime: 8 min
Country: USA 
Director: Richard Tyler
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2019

Synopsis: “The Power of Words is about the incredible power each one of us possesses everyday to impact a person, our community and our world for the good. This film short is the first in “The Power In You ” Series from Excellence Edge Films. In this 7 minute film we learn the motivational and heartwarming story of how two friends from different backgrounds, Sheila Johnstone, a Molecular Biologist and Richard Tyler, a Best Selling Author, filmmaker and business expert, having a random conversation over a cup of coffee end up positively impacting the lives of thousands. We learn about the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) and the power “Paying It Forward” can have in a community. Watch and see if you can identify all the places where without the actions of “One Person” this story of community and love may not have ever happened. Watch as the film challenges you to be that “One Person” everyday. Written by Richard Tyler