Washington, DC, May 05, 2016 - The Telly Awards has named 20/20 Productions as a Bronze winner for Online Video as well as creator Otessa Ghadar for Directing in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden”. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden details the lives of a group of teenagers navigating high school and growing up in Washington, DC during the 1990's. It's all about teen magic - creating new and marvelous mischief with best friends, listening to mix-tapes, reading Sassy magazines, missing the last Metro, and getting stuck miles from payphones. Accompany the young heroine, Sarah, as she gets herself into idle summer misbehavior, love triangle betrayals, and friendship fallouts. Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden is a story about what her life is like before school is truly over, when she knows it's all going to change for good. It's about friends she'll never forget, first mistakes, and childish dreams not yet polluted by reality. She and her friends will engage in typical teen idolatry of hot musicians and renegades. They'll set each other up and tear each other down. They'll crash house parties and realize that sometimes in life, ther e are no 'do-overs.' They'll steal cars, candies, and hearts - they'll make you wish you were a teen again. All the teens will have their unique drama - whether with failed exemplary parents, clumsy self-discovery, or glorious heartbreak - and they will cling to their friendships to get through it all. They'll find relief through raves, secrecy, and rebellion. Careless and carefree, they are timeless teenage renegades, searching for meaning and identity.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and 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.
For its 37th season, The Telly Awards will once again give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.
A prestigious judging panel of over 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% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25% 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. 20/20 Productions’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
When asked about this prestigious achievement, 20/20 Productions creator and director Otessa Ghadar says, “I'm delighted and honored to be recognized for my directing in the wild west of film... aka the web. It's great to have one's work recognized and in such good company and I look forward to the future and what's next."
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About 20/20 Productions:
Based in Washington, DC, we produce, write, shoot, edit, distribute, and market film and new media productions. 20/20 Productions is the force behind D.C. Webfest and Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden, a popular indie web series that offers a fresh look at the lives of D.C. teens. Currently in postproduction for its seventh season, the series has viewership in 146 countries.
Please contact Christina Hammond of 20/20 Productions for inquiries:call 202-588-2891.
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