Takeda Entertainment Wins National Award

Posted on July 11, 2015


This summer, a documentary film produced by the Takeda Entertainment creative team picked up a national Silver Telly Award – the top prize.

Our short film “Melissa” competed in the documentary film category.  In this film, we followed Stage-4 cancer patient Melissa as she adjusted to life with incurable lung cancer. We captured moments ranging from her preparing Thanksgiving dinner with family to wrestling with the difficult decision to retire.

“The entire team is celebrating,” said director Scott Takeda. “We put our hearts and souls in to telling her story. We appreciate Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals for giving us the opportunity to show her resilience and human spirit. While we don’t produce our films to win awards, it’s always nice when people independently say we did a good job.”

Since 1988, the Telly Awards reward creative excellence in advertising, television and film. This Telly Award is our 33rd.

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