HEC-TV winner of 5 telly awards

    The Telly Awards has named HEC-TV as five times Bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards!

    With more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, receiving a Telly Award is a tremendous honor, as HEC-TV competed against huge media outlets like Disney and Lifetime.

    “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “HEC-TV’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

    And the winners are:

    Brryan Jackson: The AIDS Baby Grows Up – Meet Brryan Jackson, a young man who’s father injected him with the aids virus when he was a baby. Together he and his mom are giving this tragic story a happy ending helping others suffering from HIV.

    Good Clean Fun with Nick Offerman – Nick Offerman is a bit of a conundrum. Physically he’s a man’s man; rough, gruff and ready to eat some meat. He regularly wears the scowl made famous by his “Parks and Recreation” character Ron Swanson. But, Offerman will also tell you he’s a “massive sissy” and loves the arts. And yet, this Midwest “ballerina” originally from Minooka, Illinois clearly knows his way around a woodshop, as is demonstrated in his most recent book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop. We discuss it all in this interview with Nick Offerman.

    Horsehair Pottery – Sandy Schulz has practiced the art of horsehair pottery for many years – a technique she first learned about in her travels to the southwest. After throwing and bisque-firing a raku clay pot, Sandy Schulz heats the pot back up and burns hair from a horse’s tail onto the pot. This ancient Navajo art form originally was used to celebrate the birth of a great horse but now Sandy often uses this art form to honor our beloved equine companions who have passed away.

    Resilient Souls Project – The Resilient Souls Project is a powerful photo and literary exhibit celebrating the individual strength of women. This exhibit curated by photographer Cathy Lander-Goldberg explores women’s stories of perseverance through essays written 20 years ago, as well as their present day reflections.

    Shellback Iron Works – David Stavron, owner of Shellback Iron Works, has taken the art of furniture making to a whole new level.

    “Thank you, our viewers, for supporting St. Louis’ leading producer of education, arts, and cultural programming,” said Dennis Riggs, President of HEC-TV. “We will continue to produce the best of local, national, and international products for your education and entertainment!”

    The Telly Awards honors the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming, and non-broadcast productions. To find out more about the awards, please go to www.tellyawards.com.


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