Three Blue Chalk Projects Win Telly Awards

Our films, "We Break Cycles," "The Red Door Project: Evolve," and "Impossible Firsts" have been honored by the Telly Awards! 

Created for Open School, "We Break Cycles," tells the story of Drew Holguin, a former Open School student who is now program manager of its after-school program ‚ÄúStep Up." The film was given a Gold Award in the "Promotional Video for Schools/Colleges/Universities Promotional Video" category. 

"The Red Door Project: Evolve" was created in collaboration with The August Wilson Red Door Project, a theater production company, to showcase its series of monologues that tackle the fraught relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. The film won a Gold Award in the "Promotional Video for Non-Profit" category. 

"Impossible Firsts" was produced for the Portland State University Foundation's Simon Benson Awards dinner and features five people from the PSU community who are pursuing their own impossible firsts. It was given a Silver Award in the "Promotional Video for Schools/Colleges/Universities Promotional Video" category.  

The Telly Awards has been honoring the best in video and television for the past 41 years. It receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Entries are judged by The Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.

These honors bring our total number of Telly Awards to 25. 

Photo: A Portland Statue University Student featured in our film, "Impossible Firsts."