SECOND TO NONE
Writer/Director: Randy Rice
Producer: Faye McClure & Patty Hobson
Writer: David Tillman
Cinematographer/Editor: Dan Winter
"Second To None," narrated by Academy Award Winner, Holly Hunter, celebrates the achievements of women which led up to, and resulted from, the 1972 Title IX legislation that created opportunities for girls and young women in America. This inspiring documentary which promotes awareness of the issues and obstacles which have confronted women throughout the history of America features interviews with 27 extraordinary women from various fields -- sports, politics, education, civil rights, business, and the military. The extraordinary stories related in the documentary are often told by the women themselves who overcame the odds to do great things.
Web Site: http://gofarmersed.com/Second_to_None.aspx
Randy Rice is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago with graduate study in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Here is a brief list of credits and awards: Documentaries • Writer/director of documentary Freedom’s Song, 100 years of African American struggle and triumph. Since its release in February 2006, over 80,000 copies are in distribution. Because of his work on the documentary, Mr. Rice was invited to the White House on February 12, 2007 to take part in the launch of Black History Month. • Writer/director of documentary Liberty’s Apprentice that features Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Officially released at the American Association of School Administrators national conference in February 2008 before a crowd of 6,000 educators. • Writer/director of documentary Across the Waves, voices from the Asian American community. Released in December 2008. In 2010 Rice was honored on the floor of the California State Assembly with a proclamation on Across the Waves during Asian Heritage Month. • Writer/director of documentary Second to None, Inspiring stories of ex- traordinary women. Released on March 16, 2011. Received proclamation from the City of Los Angeles and Certificate of Merit from Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard during Women’s History Month. Awards & Accolades • Silver and Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest Film Festival, the oldest and largest film festival in the world. • 2 Grand Festival Awards, in 2008 and 2010, at the Berkeley Film Festival • Best Director Award 2009, Chashama Film Festival, NYC • Official Selection, Arizona Black Film Showcase • Bronze Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America • Fine Arts Oscar from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Friends. • Official Commendation from the Mayor of Los Angeles