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2015 AURORA AWARDS PLATINUM BEST OF SHOW WINNERS

The films and videos listed below have been judged nationally and have met our highest achievement of Platinum Best of Show for:

PROFESSIONAL EXECUTION, EXCELLENT CONTENT, & SUPERB CREATIVITY

 

Production Company Winners

BusinessVideos.com   link

DFW Airport Fire Training Research Center
E02 - External Communications: Corporate ID/Image
A04 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Cinematography/Videography
Client:  Dedo

Team Training – Make the Most of Missed Calls
F06 - Internal Communications: Policy/Regulation
Client:  OrthodonticMarketing.net

Dental Staff Kickstart Training – Part 1 of 8: Phone Fundamentals
F02 - Internal Communications: Employee Relations/News/Blog
Client:  DentalMarketing.net

Contrast Creative, Inc   link

Wonder Woman Walking 
F03 - Internal Communications/Training:  Health/Hygiene
Client:  Duke University Hospital 

Live Fearless: Kay Yow
F05 - Internal Communications:  Motivational
Client:  BCBSNC 

Digital Chop House   link

Behind the Scenes: The Filmmaker's Journey
B30 - Entertainment: Film Extra/Bonus
Client:  TC Christensen

Inside Room 4: The Survivor's Testimonies
B30 - Entertainment: Film Extra/Bonus
Client:  TC Christensen

Discovery Latin America   link

VIDAS INVENCIBLES 
C42 - Commercials: Campaign
Client: REXONA

Georgia-Pacific Television & Photography    link

Collateral Consequences - "Re-Entry" 
I07 - Internal Communications: Issue Awareness/Training
Client:  Koch Companies Public Sector 

Green Leaf Productions, Inc   link

IMT - Jacksonville
G05 - Sales/Productivity: Sales Promotion
Client:  International Machine Transport

MarketVision Media   link

Action Target Overview
E02 - External Communications: Corporate ID/Image
Client:  Action Target

Media Fusion Inc   link

Tech Transfer
E12 - External Communication: Public Relations/Awareness
Client:  NASA

Mindflow Media

Visions of the Past: Wessyngton Plantation
B15 - Documentary: Historical Event 
Client:  Tennessee State Museum

Passion Film   link

Celebrating The Spirit of Philately 
E02 - External Communications: Corporate Identity/Image
Client: Shakti Bhog Foods Limited 

The Story of Liquid Gold 
G08 - Sales/Productivity: Product Overview
Client: BL Agro Oils

Plumgood Productions   link

The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre
B21 - Documentaries:  Low Budget
Client: Morton Theatre Corporation

SIGNAL2NOISE   link

Technip - Blockbuster
G04 - Sales/Productivity: New Product/Service Introduction
Client:  Technip Umbilicals

Radius Digital Science   link

Arginine Vasopressin and Hyponatremia Animation 
J11 - Technical Information: Medical
Client:  Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. 

RenLane Renal Denervation System Animation 
G04 - Sales/Productivity: New Product/Service Introduction
Client: Cordis Corporation

Tech TV   link

Kickstarter Promo
C38 - Commercial:  Technology
Client:  Mokibox

Kier Services Corporate Documentary
B12 - Documentary: Corporate
Client:  Kier Services

White Rain Films   link

Masterpiece :30 - Masterpiece
C40 - Commercial:  Travel/Tourism
Client:  Viking Cruises 

Brandon O'Larey

Stories of Transformation: How a 45-Minute Operation Can Change a Life Forever
D08 - Art/Human Values/Religion: Non-Profit/Charity Request 
Client:  ReSurge International & RealSelf

 

In-House Representation - Corporate Winners

Ball State University   link

The Healing Wall
B15 - Documentaries: Historical Event
Also won Gold Award in Directing & Editing

Golden Era Productions  link

Scientology: Welcome to the Age of Answers
C25 - Commercial:  Public Service/Non-Profit Sponsor

The Heartland Media Foundation   link

Humor, Heart & Hope: Women Living With Cancer
B14 - Documentary: Project
In partnership with the Cancer Support Community

Igniting Performance  link

CUPPA HOFF - (6-Pt Series) Becoming a Person of Influence
E14 - External Communications: Self-promotion/Demo Reel
Also Gold Award in
I08 & I:16 - Instructional Training Programs: Sales Training

Scientology: How We Help
C25 - Commercial:  Public Service/Non-Profit Sponsor

Mutual of America Foundation   link

Surgery Weekend Program 
D05 & D08 - Art/Human Values: Social Issue/Report & Non-Profit/Charity Request

PPD   link

How Wendy Chioji Beats Cancer
C22 - Commercials: Medicine/Pharmaceuticals
F03 - Internal Communications: Health/Hygiene

PrimeMovers SP.z o.o   link

The Force of Shared Effort
C18 - Commercials: Corporate Promotion/Image
E02 - External Communications/PR: Corporate Identity/Image

TD Ameritrade   link

Investools: Investing Basics Series
I09 - Instructional/Education/Training: Financial/Information Handling
Featured:  TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

WCOT - City of Tallahassee   link

DRVN 850
C42 - Commercials: Campaign

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America     link

The Gift
C18 - Commercials: Corporate Promotion/Image
A07 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Original Score/Music
B07 - Entertainment: Music Video/Song

In-House Representation - Entertainment Winners

HEC-TV   link

Boats of Opportunity
B08 - Entertainment/Documentary: Sports Program
Featured:  St. Louis Rowing Club

New Media, Old Stories
B01 - Entertainment/Documentary: Feature/Short Film
Featured:  St. Louis Things

Maryville Talks Books: The Boys in the Boat
B10 - Entertainment/Documentary: News Magazine/Interview

Miracle Channel   link

The Leon Show
D11 - Art/Human Values/Religion: Religious Instruction, Adult

NBC25/FOX66 Sinclair Broadcasting  link

"A Patriotic Salute" - Music In The Parks 
B05 - Entertainment: Music - Live Concert

The Documentary Group    link

Magna Carta and The Constitution
B03 - Entertainment/Documentary: Children/Youth
Sponsor:  The Annenberg Foundation Trust 

Individual/Creative Achievement Winners

Erik Lundmark   link

Star Leaf Score
A07 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Original Score/Music
Client:  Leomark Studios

Media Fusion Inc   link

Great Ships
A10 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Animation
Client:  NASA

Mike Field   link

Mike Field: The Last of the Summer Days (Official Video) 
A07 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Original Score/Music
Also categories Bo7, B21 & A13
Client:  Mike Field Jazz Inc.

Student Winners

Regent University - School of Communication and the Arts  link

A Pointless Pencil 
B20 - Student Entry
Beecher Reuning, Student 

Taylor University Media Communication Department   link

Circles of Grant County
B20 - Student Entry
Client:  Grant County

Grant's Got Talent
B20 - Student Entry
Client:  Grant County Economic Growth Council

 

 

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2015 AURORA AWARDS GOLD AWARD WINNERS

The films and videos listed below have been judged nationally and have met high achievement of Gold Award for:

PROFESSIONAL EXECUTION, QUALITY CONTENT, & GREAT CREATIVITY

Production Company Winners

Ball State University   link

All Aboard for the American Dream 
A01 & A04 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Writing & Cinematography
Client:  Amtrak/Indiana Citizens Alliance for Transit (ICAT)

Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice  
B16 - Documentary: Issue
A02, A03 & A04 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Directing, Editing & Cinematography
Client:  Amtrak/Indiana Citizens Alliance for Transit (ICAT)

The Healing Wall  
A02 & A03 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Directing & Editing
Client:  Vietnam Veterans Memorial

BusinessVideos.com   link

New Customer Welcome Video
E02 - Sales/Productivity: New Product/Service
Client:  OrthodonticMarketing.net

Contrast Creative, Inc   link

Vision to See
F03 - Internal Communications/Training:  Health/Hygiene
Client:  Duke University Hospital 

Sydney's Strikeout  
F03 - Internal Communications/Training:  Health/Hygiene
Client:  Duke Raleigh Hospital 

CraneMorley, Inc   link

Yamaha Watercraft Mobile Sales Assistant  
G08 - Sales/Productivity: Product Overview
Client:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA 

Star Motorcycles – Marketing the Lifestyle   
I08 - Instructional/Training: Sales
Client:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA 

Cresta Creative   link

Causeway Capital Management
E02 - Sales/Productivity: New Product/Service
Client:  Causeway Capital Management, LLC

Crystal Pix, Inc.   link

Catholic Charities Community Services
D08 - Art/Human Values/Religion: Non-Profit/Charity Request
Client:  Mason Marketing

QDental
C16: Commercials:  Health Care Services
Client:  Mason Marketing

Open Door Mission
C25: Commercials:  Public Service-Corporate Sponsor
Client:  Buell Advertising

DHG Creative   link

ACRE: The Cooperative Way
E09 - External Communications/PR:  Fundraising
Client:  NRECA

Discovery Latin America   link

Secretos de Una Mujer Moderna 
C12 - Commercials: Food Items/Services
Client: Knorr

La Vida te SonrÍe 
C18 - Commercials: Corporate Promotion/Image
Client: Nestle

ID + NISSAN Qashqai  
C03 - Commercials: Food Items/Services
Client: Nissan

En El Lugar Equivocado   
C09 - Commercials: Financial
Client: DAVIVIENDA 

Envision/STS 3D   link

You're There Even When You're Not There 
F07 - Internal Communications/Training: Security/Safety
Client:  Glencore

Flow Production and Post   link

Master Your Fate 
C07 - Commercial: Personal Care
Client:  Club Metro USA 

Golden Millennium Productions, Inc.   link

Drugs and Emotions
B03 - Entertainment/Documentary: Children/Youth
Client:  Friends of Narconon, Int'l

Gyro Productions   link

Nordic Lodge 
B14 - Documentary: Project/Product
Client:  Lodge Productions Inc. 

Boomtowners
B16 - Documentary: Issue
Client:  Boomtown Creations Ltd. 

SUN 2015 60sec 
C16 - Commercial: Health Care Services
Client:  Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN)  

WCB 30sec Distraction
C41 - Commercial: Utilities/Public Services
Client:  Workers Compensation Board 

Radius Digital Science   link

Abilify Maintena Dual Chamber Syringe - Instructions for Use Animation 
I16 - Instructional/Educational/Trainin
Client:  
 Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Kerydin Mechanism of Action Animation for Health Care Professionals  Animation  
C22 - Commercial: Medicine/Pharmaceuticals
Client:  
Sandoz

SAMSCA Mechanism of Action Animation for Health Care Professionals  
C22 - Commercial: Medicine/Pharmaceuticals
Client:  
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. 

Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A Diagnostic & Treatment Overview Animation   
J11 - Technical Information/Report
Client:  
Janssen Biotech, Inc. 

Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Inc.   link

Join The Movement
C42 - Commercials: Campaign
Client:  California Dept of Health - Nutrition Education Branch

Showreel International, Inc.   link

For All the Reasons
C41 - Commercials: Utilities/Public Services
Client:  Southern California Edison (SCE)

Meet the People of Edison International
E16 - External Communications/PR: Recruitment 
Client:  Edison International

Poseidon Desalination Project
E01External Communications/PR: Community Relations
Client:  San Diego Gas & Electric

SIGNAL2NOISE   link

Swire HSE Full Circle
F07 - Internal Communications/Training: Security/Safety
Client:  Swire Oilfield Services

Stork - Advanced Online Desanding
G03 - Sales/Productivity: Marketing New Goods/Services
Client:  Stork (A Fluor Company)

The Great Plains Motion Picture Company   link

Live Better
C16 - Commercial: Health Care Services
Client:  Avera Health

The San Jose Group   link

Encuentra Algo Más / Find Something More 
E12 - External Communications: PR/Awareness
Client:  Illinois Office of Tourism

Turec Adverting   link

In Your Hands
C16 - Commercial: Health Care Services
Client:  Club Fitness

White Rain Films   link

Masterpiece :30 - World of Viking
C40 - Commercial:  Travel/Tourism
Client:  Viking Cruises 

 

In-House Representation - Corporate Winners

Advance Concepts, Inc.   link

ISET 2015 Opening Video 
H03 - Conventions/Meetings: Conference

Birds Nest Foundation   link

VH1 Save the Music
D08 - Art/Human Values: Charity Request
Sponsor: VH1 Save the Music Foundation

Crum & Forster   link

A Day in the Life: Conway, Arkansas
F02 - Internal Communications/Training

Georgia-Pacific Television & Photography    link

GM of Your Business  
F05 - Internal Communications/Training: Leadership Management Training

Georgia Tech Cable Network   link

Ramblin' Research - Dr. Magnus Egerstedt's Swarm of Robots
J12 - Technical Info/Report: Research

Ramblin' Research - Wienberg Robotic Musicians
J12 - Technical Info/Report: Research

Golden Era Productions  link

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death
D05 - Art/Human Values/Religion: Social Issues Documentary/Report

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue   link

Forgotten: The Plight of the American Donkey
B21 - Low Budget Documentary

Purdue University   link

What is Purdue Extension?
E02 - External Communications/PR: Corporate Identity/Image

TD Ameritrade   link

Investools: Understanding IPOs
I09 - Instructional/Education/Training: Financial/Information Handling

UT Health/Salud America   link UT / SA link

13-year-old Latina Girl Creates Fitness App for Health, Walking 
B14 - Documentary: Project/Product
Client: IHPR/UTHSCSA

In-House Representation - Entertainment Winners

Art Box Collective Media Group   link

Heydays Vintage TV 
B10 - Entertainment - News Magazine/Interview
A03 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Editing

GBK Hybrid/Bazley Films   link

Centurion Resurrection
B01 - Entertainment: Short Film
A02 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Directing

Green Leaf Productions, Inc   link

Six Hours
B17 - Documentary: Nature/Environment

HEC-TV   link

Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers Perform at the Casa Loma Ballroom
B06 - Entertainment: Music - Variety

Behind the Minds: Education Topics from The Soulard School
B10 Entertainment/Documentary: News Magazine/Interview

Something In The Water: A Saint Louis Rockumentary
B15 Documentary: Historical Event

An Honor Flight: The Tom Mohan Story
D02 Art/Culture: Documentary

Margot's Story
D02 Art/Culture: Documentary

Pokey LaFarge, Just a Plain Ole Midwestern Boy
B06 - Entertainment: Music - Variety

Kids Rock Cancer
B14 Documentary: Project/Product

Swing Dance
D02 Art/Culture: Documentary

Passport Travel   link

Masai Mara - Where Lion Is King
B19 - Entertainment/Documentary:  Travel

Masai Mara - Land of the Leopard
B19 - Entertainment/Documentary:  Travel

Victoria Falls - Smoke that Thunders
B19 - Entertainment/Documentary:  Travel

The Documentary Group    link

Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases 
B03 - Entertainment/Documentary: Children/Youth
Sponsor:  The Annenberg Foundation Trust 

Individual/Creative Achievement Winners

Elara Systems, Inc   link

How The Heart Works
A10 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Animation

Georgia-Pacific Television & Photography    link

Mugsy Episode 4  
A12 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Use of Humor

Los Angeles Kings   link

Stanley Cup Moments – Episode 8 - Champions
A11 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Use of Specialized Photography

Passport Travel, Inc   link

Cape Town - Paradise by the Sea
A01 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Writing & Directing

UT Health/Salud America   link UT / SA link

Sugary Drinks
A10 - Individual/Creative Achievement: Animation
Client: IHPR/UTHSCSA

Student Winners

Ava Harness/Morgan Lovell   link

Make A Wish
B20 - Student Entry
Client:  Make A Wish Foundation

Leeward Community College   link

Session 14
B20 - Student Entry
Kemuel DeMoville, Student

Regent University School of Communications   link

The Bradbury Hotel - CellMate
B20 - Student Entry
Raquel M. Sangalang, Student

The Dream Machine
B20 - Student Entry
Chelsea Motherwell, Student

University of Mississippi School of Journalism   link

Casinos in Mississippi: Worth the Gamble?
B20 - Student Entry

2020 Aurora Awards