|Odyssey Impact, a leading faith-based, social impact and Peabody award-winning organization has announced its compelling online series, “Healing The Healers,” has received a Gold Award at the 41stAnnual Telly Awards in the Documentary Series: Online category. The Telly Awards is recognized as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens.
“Healing The Healers“ is a new media resource intended to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders and other spiritual care providers facing community-level trauma. The five-part film series is accompanied by a discussion guide including written reflections by scholars, clergy and other experts. In the series, Reverend Matthew Crebbin of Newtown Congregational Church, leads an important conversation with faith leaders who’ve experienced mass trauma, either suddenly, at Newtown, during 9/11, or through ministering to a community facing chronic violence, such as Hartford, CT or St. Louis, MO.
Reverend Crebbin’s life, along with those of his family, his congregation, and everyone in the town, was changed by the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His mission continues to both learn about and better understand the mid-to-long term effects of such traumas on faith leaders who, like him, have gone through such an experience, and to help educate and prepare other faith and community leaders, who may be faced with such events in the future. See the “Healing The Healers” Trailer here.
“Healing The Healers” was produced and directed by Kirsten Kelly, with Jennifer Cox serving as Director of Photography and Editor, and Michelle Budnick as Line Producer. Nick Stuart and CarolAnne Dolan are Executive Producers of the series. Melissa C. Potter oversees the accompanying social impact campaign as Head of Social Impact and Communications.
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About Odyssey Impact
Odyssey Impact drives social change through innovative storytelling and media, connecting faith and secular communities. Founded in 1987 as the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Odyssey Impact is an interfaith 501c3 that harnesses the goodwill of faith based and secular organizations to build awareness, change attitudes and catalyze actions for social change through award-winning films, powerful stories, impact campaigns and coalitions of change makers. Odyssey Impact has partnered on campaigns with organizations like Google, Prison Fellowship, The Vera Institute of Justice, ACLU, NAACP, Emory Candler School of Theology, WISDOM, Healing Communities USA and more.
About Telly Awards
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent evolution and rise of digital video (web series, VR, 360 and beyond), the Telly Awards today also reflects and celebrates this exciting new era of the moving image on and offline. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. The Telly Awards recognizes work that has been created on the behalf of a client, for a specific brand and/or company or self-directed as a creative endeavor. Other 41st Annual Telly Award Gold Winners include entries from BBC, AARP, and PBS Digital.