The Telly Awards has announced the AARP Rhode Island senior hunger series Hungry in the West End is a Bronze winner in its 35th annual competition. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
The series, a 2013 winner for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles International Web Series Festival and 2013 W3 Silver Award winner, is a multimedia exploration of senior hunger in Providence’s West End community. The eight-part video documentary series was produced, directed and narrated by AARP Rhode Island’s John Martin and is complemented by Web-based stories by former Providence Journal reporter Jody McPhillips.
"We are extremely pleased by this latest recognition," said AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell, who served as series executive producer. "We are especially proud of the fact we have given voice to so many people at ground zero in the drive to end senior hunger. The Telly Award signifies just how tall this project stands among some of the top professionals in video production and Web-based storytelling.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. "AARP Rhode Island's accomplishment illustrates the producer-director's creativity, skill, and dedication to his craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
Hungry in the West End, made possible by a generous grant from AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger, is part of AARP Rhode Island’s wide-ranging community engagement effort.
Our award-winning (Best Documentary, 2013 LA Web Series Festival) multimedia exploration of senior hunger in Providence’s West End community includes an eight-part video documentary series produced, directed and narrated by AARP Rhode Island’s John Martin and Web-based stories by Jody McPhillips. - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/watch-hungry-in-the-west-end/#sthash.8zEz1Gtf.dpuf
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