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Telly Award Winner – Manuel: The Boy Born with a Beak

2013 Telly Award winner.

SHARES International, a division of Florida Hospital, commissioned this award winning film. They asked us to make a promotional video they can use to help raise awareness and fundraise. Their idea was to have a video of similar quality to that of a similar organization, The Smile Train. Their video, Smile Pinky, won an Oscar!

Those are pretty big shoes to fill.

So we went to Mexico to tag along with a team of medical professionals who performed the surgeries. However, we decided not to focus on the volunteers nor SHARES, the organization. Instead the real story was about the child patients. The real story was how the mission would impact children. And so we met little Manuel, the boy who desperately needed a clef palate surgery.

Perhaps we didn’t win an Oscar, but what we came up with did win a prestigious award: a 2013 Telly Award.