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Older Adult Fire Safety film wins Award of Merit

A handyman installs a smoke alarm for an older adult


Accolade-Merit-logo-Gold as won by MySafe:LA


(March 15, 2016 – Los Angeles) — MySafe:LA has won a highly regarded Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for the organization’s Older Adult Fire Safety film produced to help people over 55 live safer, healthier and more independent lives. The film stars three older Los Angeleños who through example show how they stay safe in their homes. The film covers safe kitchen practices, smoke alarm installation and maintenance, family escape planning, knowing how and when to shelter in place, and stocking a complete emergency supplies kit.

Making the film, Older Adult Fire Safety, was so much fun,” said the film’s director and editor, Cameron Barrett. “We had the great pleasure of working with three older adults who lit up every scene they were in.”

When we made the film, we hoped it compelled people to take action and live safer lives,” said David Barrett, the film’s Executive Producer. “We’re gratified the Accolade Competition felt the same way. Hopefully this film will help save lives.”

The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at

In winning an Accolade, MySafe:LA joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning production of The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the very talented Dave Bossert of Disney for his short documentary, The Tunes Behind The Toons, Hollywood industry veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

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