Lowell Freedman - Artist Hall of Fame 2016
The Artist Hall of Fame Award, created in 2010, celebrates the creative achievements of Tilton School alumni, or a current or former faculty member, in the visual, performing or literary arts. This award looks to inspire current students who aspire to live and work in these fields.
This year’s Tilton School Artist Hall of Fame inductee first arrived on the Hill during the fall of 1994. A 3-year Tilton student, he played soccer, managed the girls’ ice hockey and boys’ basketball teams and was elected captain and MVP of boys’ varsity lacrosse during his junior season.
This inductee then went on to study at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where he pursued a major in theater, a minor in political science and was a four-year member of the college’s film club. After graduating in 2002, he founded a Grand Street Media, production company in NYC that has since seen incredible success.
A full service independent production company, Grand Street has been a leader in the design and production of outstanding and creative film, television and video projects for nearly 15 years. With the ability to develop, edit, produce and even animate multimedia of all sorts, Grand Street functions as a one-stop resource, operating an on-site comprehensive production and post-production facility. Home to an impressive number of production companies, Grand Street Media has distinguished themselves as a leader throughout New York City - the Media Capital of the world. Clients have included Maxim; Maximum Warrior; Haemonetics: THE Blood Management Company; PETZL; BET; MTV; Toyota; Polaris; Leatherman; NBC; Oakley; MSNBC; Jeep; Contigo; The Grio; Redbox; Blackhawk!; Clock; The Doe Fund; The Leary Firefighters Foundation; VH1; MetLife; Fuse, Motorola and more.
In recent years, this inductee has returned to the Hill on many occasions to give back his time and expertise. Pairing with the +5 Department, he has served as a mentor to current students by leading several weeklong intensive film workshops, and to young alumni by offering internships to those seeking greater enrichment.
He is also an active member of the Alumni Council and incredible advocate for the school. He is a presence at every Alumni Weekend, event in NYC and serves as a Class Ambassador for the class of 1997.
Because of his passion for and commitment to music and the arts that underlies the Artist Hall of Fame award, it is with great pleasure it is a great honor to induct Lowell Freedman into the Tilton School Artist Hall of Fame.