The Telly Awards has selected Redding-based ‘A Phillips Production’ as a triple winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for “Raven and the Unicorn” – a short film about a proposed Redding School of the Arts children’s theater.
A Phillips Production, owned and operated by Alan Phillips of Redding, created and produced “Raven and the Unicorn” as a 5-minute direct-marking video for Redding School of the Arts and its non-profit organization, Foundation for Performing Arts Education (FPAE).
The three wins for A Phillips Production’s “Raven and the Unicorn” video were in the following categories: Online/Web Marketing, Non-Broadcast/ Public Relations and Charitable/Not-for-profit.
“Raven and the Unicorn” was selected from nearly 12,000 worldwide entries.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979, manufactured and distributed from the same firm that produces the Oscar and Emmy awards. It is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.
Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
A prestigious judging panel of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.
The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. Approximately 18 to 25 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.
“Alan Ernesto Phillips and A Phillips Production’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
This is the sixth Telly Award for producer/director Alan Phillips, also a longtime local parenting educator and at-risk youth counselor with the Shasta County Chemical People.
“These awards serve as a validation for the hallmark of our craft and calling, for youth and community-enrichment, as well as successful outcomes for our business clients,” he said.
Phillips said he dedicated his awards to his two daughters (students at RSA) and to the parents, students and staff at Redding School of the Arts.
“We recently received a formal commendation from the Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol for our a part in helping to save young lives for over a decade of production video services in the “Every 15 Minutes” program,” Phillips said.
“The Telly Award for our work on the latest Redding School of the Arts video is another humbling reminder for us to stay the course for our beloved community.”
“James Theimer was a most valued consultant to me in directing the award-winning RSA production,” Phillips said.
“My hand-picked production group at A Phillips Production included local technical talents Rick Junian, John ‘Ace’ Otten and Craig Padilla. They were invaluable to help me tell the story I created, directed and produced. In spite of the hardships and production difficulties, “The Raven and the Unicorn” marketing video was always with the hallmark of my business philosophy, ‘Always impress the nature of our viewers.’ As a father of two RSA daughters, the RSA children-to-come were always firmly in mind and practice.”
Sources include Telly Press release.