Witek-Novak film wins best of show
See Them Dance
May 2, 2012 ·
Two local documentary filmmakers have a won a national award for their most recent work.
The Emmy Award-winning documentary
filmmaking team of John Witek and Deb Novak from Huntington were honored
recently in Houston.
Their latest work, “Steven Caras: See Them Dance,” took
home the Grand Remi Award “Best of Show” at the 45th Annual
Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. Deb Novak said it’s a great
honor to receive such an esteemed award.
“It really is important to give the
entire team a pat on the back for what they’ve done and that’s one of the great
things, I like the fact that my editor and my camera people and my special
effects and my composer and all of these people are honored along with us for
this, that’s very important I think,” Novak said.
The documentary which was presented on
Arizona PBS is the story of Mr. Caras, a former New York City Ballet dancer,
who was forced to change his career and became one of the world’s most famous
“We are hoping that stations all across
the United States will pick this show up and show it because I think it speaks
not just to the dance world, but it speaks to people who have been down and who
have come back, who have lost their job and reinvented themselves and that’s
what this show is about,” Novak said.
In its 45th year,
Worldfest-Houston is one of the oldest international film festivals in