Chicago’s Lightswitch Video Wins Five Telly Awards for New Orleans Projects

Lightswitch Video, a Chicago-based video production company, recently won five Telly awards for their work on “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” and “Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary.” The event featured iconic artists, chefs and personalities at famous New Orleans venues including Cafe Du Monde, Tableau, Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum, and more. The Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary is a five-part documentary series commissioned by The Rex Organization commemorating their 150th Anniversary.  All of the videos from “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” and “Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary” are available to view through NOLA.com and their YouTube channel…

The awards Lightswitch Video won include:

  • For “Mardi Gras for All Y’all”:
    • 2022 People’s Telly Silver Winner: General – Non-Broadcast
    • 2022 Silver Winner: General – Non-Broadcast
    • 2022 Bronze Winner: Non-Broadcast – Travel & Tourism
    • 2022 Bronze Winner: General – Online – Virtual Events & Experiences
  • For Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary:
    • 2022 Silver Winner: Online – Series

The People’s Telly is an award voted on and chosen by The Telly Awards’ audience. The 43rd Telly Awards received over 12,000 submissions across five continents, so to have received not one, but five awards, is a testament to the achievements of the whole Lightswitch team, from those involved with the pre-production and post-production to the videographers on the ground that helped to make the “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” event and Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary such a success.

In 2021, “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” received three Telly Awards.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, including WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo.

“It was such an honor and privilege being able to work with not just my talented colleagues at Lightswitch but also with the incredible teams in New Orleans on both of these projects,” says Andrew Nuño, Lightswitch’s lead video producer on these projects. “It was because of their outstanding efforts that these projects were possible to begin with. I’m so thankful to the Tellys for this recognition of our team’s work.”

Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in a variety of areas, including: Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing, Immersive & Mixed Reality, Non-Broadcast, Series / Shows / Segments and Social Video. 

Want to learn more? Read more about the 43rd annual Telly Awards, and view all of the other winners.

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