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7 Telly Awards To Chicago Production Company

7 Telly Awards To Chicago Production Company

The Telly Awards celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019 and the creative team at Richter Studios won big at the famous annual competition. All told, the Chicago video production company won seven Telly Awards. With this amazing showing, Richter Studios has now won over 60 international awards for its creative productions.

“It’s always fun to be rewarded for creative accomplishments but I have to admit that winning seven Telly Awards in a single year was a wonderful surprise,” said Jeremy Richter, CEO of Richter Studios. “The outstanding creative that our team continues to crank out speaks to our ongoing commitment to film excellence.”

Among the seven awards, Richter Studios won gold for its cinematography for a branded film it developed for Priester Aviation. Two additional awards for the same film were won in the online commercials category (“Institutional/Corporate Image” and “Transportation”).

Priester Aviation – Brand Film Story (3 Telly Awards)


Cinematographers Nick Helfers (L) and Joe Martinez, Jr. (R) capture one of several private jets.


The Richter Studios team composing a scene.


Cinematographer Joe Martinez, Jr. (R) captures an exterior shot with talent.


From helicopters to private jets, the iconic Richter Studios director’s chair has seen it all.

Production Team for Priester Aviation Brand Film Story:
Executive Producer: Jeremy Richter
Director: Ed Grozich
Cinematography: Joe Martinez, Jr.
Camera Assistant: Nick Helfers
Hair & Make-Up: Karen Köenig
Editor: Luke Sheldon

Richter Studios also won a silver and bronze Telly Award in the online commercials category for a production featuring Deloitte’s Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). The awards were for “Directing” and “Professional Services”.

Deloitte – CCWIS (2 Telly Awards)

Production Team for Deloitte – CCWIS:
Executive Producer: Jeremy Richter
Director: Ed Grozich
First AD: Jeff Tudor
Second AD: Bianca Panos
Cinematography: Joe Martinez, Jr.
Camera Assistant: Nick Helfers
Gaffer: Christian Mejia
Production Assistant: Sean Major
Hair & Make-Up: Karen Köenig
Assistant Hair & Make-Up: Jessica Shepherd
Editor: Luke Sheldon
Animation/Graphics: Jessica Lawheed

The final two Telly Awards were for a pro bono film that Richter Studios donated to AHIHA – Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Two silver Telly Awards were won in the online commercials category for “Not-For-Profit” and “Public Interest/Awareness”.

“We’re very proud of the finish line that we have been able to celebrate with the wonderful folks at AHIHA,” stated Richter. This video production is one of dozens of films the creative team at Richter Studios has proudly donated our creative services to so it could become a reality. The incredible work they are doing deserved a great film to show the world the difference they are making with these kids lives.”

AHIHA – Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2 Telly Awards)


Cinematographer Joe Martinez, Jr. captures a fun action shot.


Cinematographer Joe Martinez, Jr. discusses his next shot.


Cinematographer Joe Martinez, Jr. captures the men’s AHIHA team before a game.


Cinematographer Joe Martinez, Jr. captures the men’s team during warm-ups.

Production Team for AHIHA – Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
Executive Producer: Jeremy Richter
Director: Jeremy Richter
Art Direction: Bianca Panos
Cinematography: Joe Martinez, Jr.
Camera Assistant: Brendan Deane
Editor: Nick Helfers
Animation/Graphics: Nick Helfers

About Richter Studios
Richter Studios is a video production company based in Chicago’s gorgeous West Loop that has managed over 4,000 comprehensive productions, casted over 4,800 onscreen talent and created over 11,000 “films” over the past two decades. Widely regarded as pioneers in digital cinema, the company develops a diverse range of branded video content for its clients, including TV commercials, corporate videos, explainer videos, social videos and animations.  The company has won over 60 international awards, including the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019; and the world-renowned German Design Award in 2018. Richter Studios has comprehensive experience filming up to 8K resolution and has coordinated many nationwide and global video productions for its clients, filming on location in over 48 states and 12 countries. To learn more about Richter Studios and its award-winning service offerings, please visit: www.richterstudios.com