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Chris '97 & John-Paul '01 Cannucciari : 2024 Alumni Arts and Entertainment Achievement Award Winners! 

Arts & Entertainment Alumni Award Winner Chris and John Paul Cannucciari

Chris '97 along with his brother, John-Paul '01 Cannucciari are this year's Arts and Entertainment Alumni Award winners at the Second Annual Toast to the Lakers event. 

Chris is an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, director, producer, photographer, and a successful web series creator.   His films have been screened at Cannes Lyons, The American Black Film Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival, and his photography has appeared in the Washington Post and National Geographic magazine.  His Netflix feature documentary, Banking on Bitcoin, has been featured in the top 10 documentaries for over 6 months, and he has a follow-up film premiering this summer.  His clients, collaborators, and distributors include Wired, IFC, The Onion Network, Comedy Central, McDonald's, Verizon, and many more.  

One project especially close to his heart originated right here in Skaneateles.  Chris's internationally successful YouTube's series, Great Depression Cooking with Clara features stories, recipes and life advice from his beloved grandmother, Clara Cannucciari.  The series has captured over one million subscribers, national television promotion and a companion book that Chris co-wrote with his grandmother for Penguin Press entitled, "Clara's Kitchen."

Chris volunteers his time training young filmmakers and creating pro bono projects including the story of an orphanage in Kenya.  Chris lives in Brooklyn with his wife, photographer Abby Cope, their two children, Benjamin and Ellie and their dog, Blue.

John-Paul Cannucciari (‘01) is a globally awarded and internationally recognized Creative Director. His creative career spans from international, national and non-profit brand campaigns to Super Bowl ads, to short animated films, to interactive installations and augmented reality experiences. He studied fine arts & design at the State University of New York at New Paltz and John-Paul was a rotary exchange student in 2001 studying in Mantova, Italy.  He went on to develop his career in New York City where he spent over 15 years working in advertising agencies like Ogilvy, Publicis.

Currently he's the founder of Pacific Northwest-based creative agency, Outwardly Isle.  He develops creative campaigns and interactive design platforms for an essential K-12 social emotional learning (SEL) daily checkin app.

John-Paul's work has been recognized in award shows and press including Cannes, LIA, One Show, Effie, Clio, AICP,  Addy, Webby, Midas, FCS, Digiday, Mashable, Creativity, AdWeek, Ad Age, Drum, NY Times, CNN, Forbes, The New Yorker, and Fast Company.

John-Paul lives and works in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Kyoko, and sons Hiro and Hugo. 

Congratulations Chris and John-Paul!  You make Skaneateles proud.