arking its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards announced this year’s winners, including animated, environmentally-conscious standouts like Passion Pictures & CNN’s “There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom“, live streaming favorite DC Entertainment’s “DC Daily Live with Kevin Smith”, Netflix’s drag show music video of Dolly Parton’s legendary “Jolene”and CBS Interactive’s viral juggernaut for “The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Biggest Baby Shark Ever” starring a crooning Josh Groban and Sophie Turner. A resurgence of documentary filmmaking also prompted top honors for a diverse range of companies: ESPN, AETN, AJ+, HBO Latin America, and PBS.
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Bravebird, an Indigenous and woman-owned video production company based in Madison, hosted a virtual panel Thursday afternoon addressing the intersection of arts, activism and social inequity within Wisconsin arts and beyond. Tying in themes from the company’s most recent feature film, “Trace the Line.”Read More
At the start of 2020, Bravebird was poised for its best year ever. The Madison production company produces documentaries, advertising and corporate videos with an eye toward presenting diverse voices in front of and behind the camera. And then came the three words that have become part of every business's story — the pandemic hit.Read More
The pandemic has forced much of the film industry to suspend production, but Alex Miranda Cruz and Noel Miranda have been undeterred in their creative pursuits. Their Middleton-based company, Bravebird, is currently in the midst of a safe, socially distanced autumnal shoot of its first narrative feature film, Trace The Line. Inspired by the mid-twentieth century photojournalism of Gordon Parks and the recent films of Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk), the film is a poetic exploration of the internal and social chaos of 2020.Read More