13 Jun 2013 Richard Bangs Quests Wins TWO Telly Awards

Our Travel Writing Contest Judge, Richard Bangs, recently won TWO TELLY AWARDS! Congrats Richard!

From Richard’s Site:

The Telly Awards has honored White Nile Media with the top award for Cinematography (Silver),  and the Bronze in Travel/Tourism programing in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for the production entitled Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for WonderWith nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

We wish to thank our partners in this production  Orbitz WorldwideLAN Airlines, TravelSmith, American Public Television (APT) and hosting station KQED.

This public TV special attempted to answer a simple question. If Wonder has its roots in childhood, in an uninhibited response to the beauty and mystery of the new, then what happens when we grow up? What stirs us as adults?

Richard answers this question by tracing the contours of wonder on a journey across South America. From the magnificent displays of grand nature; to the riddles that ripple through time; to the mystic power of ancient beauty; to the marvels of diversity at play on a living canvas, the Quest radiates to four of the greatest wonders on the planet, Iguaçu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; Easter Island in Chile; the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.

View the Trailer:

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.

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

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Production Credits:

Exec-Producers:  Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck
Director:  Val Griffith
Producers:  Didrik Johnck, Laura Hubber
Host:  Richard Bangs
Cinematography:  Karel Bauer (DP) and Didrik Johnck
Writers:  Richard Bangs, Val Griffith, Laura Hubber, andChristian Kallen
Editor:   Dtellybronzelargean Larson
Special Segments Editor:  Margaret Andres
Post Production Color:  John Davidson Color
Post Production Audio:   Clatter & Din
Richard Bangs’ Quests Title Sequence:  Scott Finley/Mighty Media Studios
Map Animations:  Mad Bird Design
Graphics:  Howie Abernathy

About Richard Bangs Quests:

The Richard Bangs’ Quest series of public television specials is the evolution from the popular and multiple award-winning “Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose” series, taking it to a new level of narrative and production values, exploring the world with the classic storytelling arc of a journey that seeks truth and beauty. It takes viewers on a passage that not only celebrates the joy and discovery of movement, and the great tourism assets of a destination, but also showcases travel that makes a difference.

About White Nile Media:

White Nile Media, Inc. (WNM) is a creative production agency whose principals (Richard Bangs, Laura Hubber, and Didrik Johnck) bring over 30 years of experience producing and distributing programming across all platforms that celebrate and truly bring to life the great destinations of the world. Our favorite place to engage the consumer is within the aspirational quality of travel, and the stories that unfold therein.  While never losing sight of fundamentals, we embrace new technologies and media, and seek to create immersive and engaging experiences for our audiences.

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