The magazine show, which is produced by The Filipino Channel (TFC), scored three Bronze awards for two of its features aired on its "Sari-Sari, Etc." segment.
The feature "Creativity Explored,” produced by Ricky Bryan Ganeb Dellinger, won two Bronze Tellys for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Education and Film/Video and TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Charitable/Not-for-profit, while the "Sama Sama Cooperative Camp” feature won the prize for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Cultural.
This isn't the first time that TFC dominated the said award show. Just last year, it took home multiple bronze trophies for features aired on both Adobo Nation and Balitang America, including one about Filipino Olympian Michael Martinez, produced by Steve Angeles.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is a premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos 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.
“Sari-Sari, Etc: Creativity Explored” won two Bronze Tellys for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Education and Film/Video and TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Charitable/Not-for-profit.
“Creativity Explored” focuses on how artists bring out the ability in disability. Based in San Francisco, Creativity Explored is a visual arts center where artists are provided a space to explore their creativity and share their artistic passions. Artists with developmental disabilities are welcomed to explore their creativity through art and establish a background as emerging artists in the contemporary art world.
Ricky Bryan Ganeb Dellinger (Role: Writer and Producer); Agerico Pugeda, Head, Entertainment (Role: Writer and Executive Producer); Milagros Briones, Editor (Role: Editor); Jeremiah Ysip, Videographer/Director of Photography (Role: Videographer) and; Nino Nucum, Assistant Technical Director (Role: Videographer and Audio Operator
“Sari-Sari, Etc: Sama Sama Cooperative Camp” won a Bronze Telly for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Cultural.
Adobo Nation spent the summer at “Sama-Sama (All Together) Cooperative Camp”, an ordinary environment that provided extraordinary adventures and memories for its participants. Run by Filipino-American parents, community organizers, artists, professionals and educators in the Bay Area community, they all had one vision for the camp: to teach the next generation about their rich Filipino history and heritage. By the end of summer, the young ones emerged from camp knowing how to prepare fun and easy Filipino dishes; learning how to speak basic greetings in the language of their Motherland; and most importantly, opening their hearts and embracing a culture that forms a big part of who they are. Those remarkable days at Sama Sama Coop Camp left an indelible mark on these young people – like discovering a treasure they will forever carry as they journey into adulthood.
Jennyvi Olaes, Segment Producer/Writer; Agerico Pugeda, Head, Executive Producer; Samuel Simbulan, Videographer; Jeremiah Ysip, Videographer; Milagros Briones, Editor and; Ricky Bryan Dellinger, Videographer.