For Immediate Release
April 19, 2011
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Brockport, NY—Virginia Orzel, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has won her second Telly Award in two years. Her documentary, “Morgan Manning House Legacy,” won a Bronze Telly in the Non Broadcast Production — Low Budget Category.
“Morgan Manning House Legacy” is a virtual tour of the historic home situated in the heart of the Village of Brockport. The documentary was completed after two years and over 200 hours of shooting and editing.
Orzel’s passion for history and fascination with old houses attracted her to this project. “The woodwork is so beautiful in the house,” she said. “It was very rewarding being able to capture its essence on film.”
Orzel has been a filmmaker for 20 years and has tried winning the prestigious award numerous times. Last year, Orzel won a Telly for her documentary, “One Breath: A Personal Journey with Asthma.”
“It is very unusual to win two years in a row,” Orzel explains, “It’s unbelievable. I had to read the acceptance letter five times before I actually believed that I won.”
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, web commercials, videos and films. It is a highly respected national and international competition that receives over 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states as well as many foreign countries.
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