Santa Monica, CA (October 12, 2015)—Mixers from Margarita Mix Santa Monica, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have been named winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards.
Nathan Dubin earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Animals” for Kia. Jimmy Hite won a Bronze Telly for Nissan’s “The Ark,” and Paul Hurtubise took Bronze for Hyundai’s “Driving Tips with David Feherty.” All three mixers are honored in the Sound/Sound Design category for a regional TV/multi-market cable commercial.
The Telly Awards attracted nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and many countries. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
In “Animals,” conceived by David & Goliath, a jolt of power in the research room creates the all-electric Kia Soul EV, and transforms a stray, regular-sized hamster into an attractive, full-size lady hamster. The Kia hamsters take the car for a drive to the pet store to get more “research specimens,” while Maroon 5’s hit “Animals” plays.
Nissan’s Pathfinder steals the spotlight in Chiat Day’s “The Ark.” As a father and daughter drive though a torrential thunder storm, they encounter animals looking for shelter. Eventually the car is loaded up with the sounds of several different fauna; “The Animals Went in Two by Two” plays in the background.
For Innocean’s Hyundai campaign, golf pro David Feherty was enlisted to correlate swing tips with features of the Genesis. Feherty is featured on the golf course with the beautiful sounds of birds and the ocean, intercut with clips of the car’s features.
Dubin, Hite and Hurtubise are previous winners of Telly Awards. They are part of an award-winning mixing team at Margarita Mix, which includes Jeff Levy, who has also won several Telly awards previously in his career.