Winners of the 2008 MarCom Awards recognizing outstanding creative achievement among marketing and communications professionals have been announced. Three films produced by Christian motion picture and television producer Grizzly Adams® Productions were singled out by the judges this year.
The feature film “Friends for Life” was judged a Platinum Award recipient. The faith-themed television special, “Miraculous Messages” also received a Platinum Award. A Gold Award was presented to the documentary, “The Longevity Secret.” This brings Grizzly Adams to a total of 180 national awards for production excellence since 1998.
The MarCom Awards is an international competition, attracting over 5,000 entries from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom Awards began in 1995 as an organized effort to honor outstanding achievement and service to the communication profession. Charles E. Sellier, founder of Grizzly Adams Productions, explained,
“We are extremely pleased to have been so highly regarded by the MarCom Awards judges. To have three long-form projects recognized by a community of professional communicators is especially gratifying to our team of producers, directors, writers, advisors, and researchers.”
The Platinum Award winning movie, “Friends for Life,” is the company’s first feature film in more than a decade. Starring Michael Flynn, Tayva Patch, and Jimmy Chunga, this film tells the story of a retired big city attorney living in a small mountain town, who suffers loneliness after the death of his wife. One day in the woods near his home, Jim discovers four orphaned wolf pups that face certain death without his help. He takes in the pups and nurtures them until they are old enough to go back into the wild. Alone again, the former lawyer becomes embroiled in helping the town fend off an unscrupulous land developer. Out in the woods one day, Jim is attacked by a grizzly bear only to be rescued by the reappearance of the wolves. His gift of life to the wolves is repaid and he has four loyal friends for life.
Recognized with a Platinum Award in the Religious category, “Miraculous Messages: From Noah’s Flood to the End Times,” is a one-hour made for television special that examines whether the Bible contains a series of astounding messages that carry the keys to lasting peace, real joy, and true fulfillment. The documentary takes a fresh look at Noah’s biblical flood, its impact on our planet today, and the link between messages found in the Bible and the Bible’s End Time prophecies.
“The Longevity Secret: Is Noah’s Ark the Key to Immortality?”—a Gold Award winning documentary—recounts a fascinating adventure searching for the physical remains of the Noah’s Ark. Sightings of the Ark atop Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey have been reported throughout history from eyewitnesses as diverse as thirteenth-century traveler Marco Polo to twentieth-century fighter pilots. As the film explains, respected scientists and researchers believe DNA evidence onboard the Ark can reveal the answer to the exceptionally long life spans described in the Bible.
David Balsiger, senior producer of Grizzly Adams Productions, observes,
“We do extensive audience testing of every concept and script to ensure that we make films that people want to see. All of that would be of little value, though, if our completed movies and television specials didn’t deliver high quality production values. Recognition like the MarCom Awards for three major projects in the same year suggests we are consistently delivering exceptional, timely products to the market.”
All three films are available for broadcast and DVD licensing worldwide.
Official site: Grizzly Adams Productions