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Atlanta, Georgia – May 24, 2023 – Michael Heffernan announced today his film Wayfinding, an
introduction to his exhibition of paintings and poetry, has been named SILVER TELLY AWARD
WINNER in the record breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in
video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television,
streaming networks, production companies and including Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix,
Dow Jones, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst media, Nickelodeon,
National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.

The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as BP40 CREATIVE BP40 CREATIVE
– Cinematography Services truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said
Tellys Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies
like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most
pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break
the cycle of past production processes.”

“It is so exciting to have one’s work recognized in this way. None of this would have been
possible without the creativity, filming, and direction by Brandon Peterson, BP40 Creative. We
have forged a wonderful collaborative relationship and are excited about new works at the
planning stages. Brandon was able to capture the essence of “wayfinding” Exhibition, making an
intimate film that has achieved outstanding results. As a visual artist, it is often difficult to
express in words what the work is about, the film helped overcome that. “wayfinding” is an
exhibition of works in painting and poetry created during the pandemic years and continues in
exploration and gateway to new creativity in painting and writing. Launched in January 7, 2023
in a sole exhibition that ran through March 12th at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, the exhibition, with additional new
works, will open at The Quinlan Center for Visual Arts, Gainesville, GA, opening June 15,
through August 12, 2023”.
Today’s winners announcement caps a year-long celebration of creators and talent who truly
stand out during a time when the ubiquity of screens brings more clutter than quality into our
lives. These are the creators and innovators who spotlight diverse voices, who are building a
more sustainable industry, and who break through the static with their creativity.
In function of this, a series of new categories were introduced to reflect and celebrate ways in
which video is being used as a force for good and the ways in which emerging technologies are
pushing the boundaries of innovation. New categories this season included Virtual Art Direction,
Use of Motion Capture, and Digital Environments alongside new honors in Pro Bono, CSR, and
Video Journalism to celebrate ethical, philanthropic, and educational work.
This was a record breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video
and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox,
Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic
Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more. The full list of the 44th Annual Telly
Awards winners can be found at
The full list of the 44th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

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About The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in
1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are
judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including
advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen
industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Green The Bid, SeriesFest,
Video Consortium, Ghetto Film School, We Are Parable, Future of Film, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, Production
Hub with support from The Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.

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