Elliot deBruyn, a Brooklyn-based cinematographer and documentary filmmaker lends his talents to Sonoma County winery, Gracianna, as he debuts his latest work; a short film titled Grateful. The upcoming short focuses on Gracianna Winery’s brand promise—”wines for those with something to be grateful for”—featuring the very best of Sonoma County’s environment and majesty.
Gracianna’s promotional short film premiered online on May 7th, 2021 kicking off the winery’s season as they once again opened their tasting room to wine lovers. The Amador Family believes firmly in the company’s motto so much so that they have submitted the short to various film festivals including the prestigious Cannes Short Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and the Austin Film Festival.
Elliot deBruyn, who has had international exposure having lived in China continues to shoot all across the globe, making documentaries, commercials, and branded content for global brands like AirBnB, Volvo, CNN, Apple, Google, the New York Times, and many others. DeBruyn said, “I loved the Gracianna project in Sonoma County. I have a deep connection to Westside Road (the Russian River Valley) and feel a calling to be there. Gracianna’s message of gratitude is an important one that resonates with me and my family.”
“Visitors emerging from the confines of the pandemic are excited to reconnect with loved ones, and are seeking out travel experiences that support this,” said Todd O’Leary, VP of Marketing and Communications with Sonoma County Tourism. “The story in Gracianna’s film, of a mother and daughter connecting through a series of lovely experiences is a wonderfully emotive example of how Life Opens Up in Sonoma County.”