For more than a quarter of a century, the Telly awards have been a symbol of creative excellence. The awards honor the very best film and video productions for cable TV commercials and programs, as well as exceptional video created for the Web. This year the Webisodes Maycreate shot and produced for the Community Foundation's new Website, won a gold Telly.
The Webisodes were centered on the stories of individuals whose lives and futures were bettered through the help of the Foundation. Each person had looked adversity in the face and decided their dreams were worth pursuing. Despite their difficult and challenging circumstances, they wanted to make something of themselves and share that something with the community.
We shot in the tough neighborhoods and neglected places where their stories began. Then we turned the page to the present and their accomplishments and success, as each person talked about what they had to overcome and how the Community Foundation had helped them turn their lives around so they could help others.
It was a life-changing experience for our on-camera talent and Maycreate's crew and the end result had a lasting and positive impact on the community.