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Sarasota-based videography team wins the 34th Annual Telly Awards
Sarasota-based videography team wins the 34th Annual Telly Awards

Sarasota, Florida -- StarFruit Productions, a local Sarasota company known for their romantic beach wedding videos and stunning commercial videography, has been awarded this year’s 34th Annual Telly Award. Chosen from nearly 11,000 entries submitted worldwide, Starfruit Productions won for the video pieces Cirque Italia and Saltimbanco (The Chance).

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.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “StarFruit Productions’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

One of the winning films, Saltimbaco, stars the very talented circus artists Tony Manducas and Alexandre "The Rock" Machado. It was directed and edited by Sage Hall, scored and shot by Grady Reinagle with PA Gavin Life. It was filmed in Sarasota Florida, largely at The Broadway Bar and Lido Beach.

StarFruit Productions filmed Cirque Italia in Venice, Florida during Cirque Italia’s 2013 tour. The promotional video was directed and edited by Sage Hall, scored and shot by Grady Reinagle and shot by Wheat Buckley. 

"The continued success of StarFruit's Commercial and Narrative divisions is so incredibly exciting,” StarFruit founder, Sage Hall, said. “Being recognized by a wonderful organization such as the Telly Awards is such an honor. We will strive to continue to create quality video content for all of our clients and stories that engage our viewers.”

Cirque Italia, will be showing at ManaSota Films on June 19 at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, beginning at 8:15 p.m. ManaSota Films was established by Mark Troy to showcase locally produced films in a social setting, among friends and peers. No cover. Snacks and Drinks available from LWR Cinema.  

"We are so happy to be a part of the Manasota group,” said Hall. “Mark Troy has done such a wonderful job bringing local filmmakers together and giving us a platform to show our work."

About StarFruit Productions

StarFruit Productions is an award-winning Film Production Studio that provides commercial film services including professional and creative video content. For more information please visit StarFruitProductions.com, contact Sage Hall at Sage@StarFruitProductions.com or call 941-527-9522.