Missouri Western wins Telly Award

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writer/director Elliot Swope with the Bronze Telly.  Photo courtesy MWSU

writer/director Elliot Swope with the Bronze Telly. Photo courtesy MWSU

Missouri Western State University is a Bronze winner in the 37th annual Telly Awards for a short video titled “Am I Interrupting.”

“Am I Interrupting” was created by Missouri Western’s Instructional Media Center – Video Services for the Student Success and Academic Advising Center. The video tells the story of a frustrated professor in a faculty conference and of a student rushing across campus to get his PIN. The goal of the video is to teach students the best practices in being prepared for advisement in order to make the most of their collegiate career.

The cast is composed entirely of Missouri Western students, staff, and faculty, and features Dr. Jonathan Rhoad, associate professor of chemistry, and theatre/cinema student Thomas Delgado ’16. Elliot Swope ’14, video communications specialist, wrote and directed the spot, with writing assistance from Cathy Gann ’80 and Elaine Bryant ’04 in the Student Success Center and Kevin McQuirter, video communications specialist. Student Jeni Swope ’16 was assistant director. The video can be seen at HERE.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.


To find out more about the Telly Awards visit www.tellyawards.com.