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Dallas Serendipitous Films with Top Pup Media Win highest Telly Award for Cinematography

By September 4, 2013No Comments

Telly Award for Cinematography

The 34th Annual Telly Awards have awarded their highest honor for cinematography to Serendipitous Films and Top Pup Media for the production of a documentary on behalf of Revelations Water.  The video, filmed in Nigeria, about a new life saving water filter, the Primeau, was shot by Ron Gonzalez and Daniel Millican.

Using DSLR’s and traveling with the Microdolly and Microjib, enabled beautiful shots to help tell this important story.  Producing was the Primeau inventor Ron Moser, his son David Moser, Dr. Ajibike Akinkoye and Lanre Abu.

The video takes place on a polluted river in Lagos, Nigeria, as a father and son paddle their canoe.  They are able to drink clean, safe water because of the new technology of the Primeau water filter.

The video was also honored for a Bronze Telly for the Social Responsibility category, which was especially important to Ron Moser, creator of the filter.  “I was watching news of the Mexico City earthquake and saw people dipping buckets into the filthy water in the streets.  At that moment, I decided to create a portable water filter that not only cleaned the water, but killed harmful bacteria and metals, and could be used all over the world.”  (For more information, check out (

The Tellys were founded in 1979 to honor outstanding local, regional and cable tv commercials and programs.  The winners represent the finest work of the most respected video production companies, advertising agencies, television stations and cable operators.

Less than 10% of the entries are chosen to be winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. 12,000 entries are received annually. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Serendipitous Films and Top Pup Media’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

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