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Voluntourism program “Journeys for Good: Cambodia” Wins Multiple Emmy Awards

Journeys for Good: Cambodia

Steve and Joanie Wynn took home 3 Emmy awards for Journeys for Good: Cambodia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Voluntourism documentary “Journeys for Good: Cambodia” wins 3 regional Emmy Awards for San Francisco Video Production Company Bayside Entertainment.

Journeys for Good: Cambodia follows husband and wife production team (and Bayside Entertainment owners) Steve and Joanie Wynn on a family volunteer trip to Cambodia.  Traveling with non-profit Globe Aware, the volunteer group built wheelchairs for local disabled people and participated in a number of other short term projects.  The program aired on KQED-TV, San Francisco along with several other San Francisco Bay Area public television channels.

Steve Wynn won an Emmy for editing.  Steve and Joanie Wynn shared producing awards for the program in the historical/cultural program category.  The awards ceremony was held at the San Francisco Hilton on June 14th.

The Wynns are developing Journeys for Good as a series for public television.  For more information and to view the program, please visit the Journeys for Good website.

ABOUT JOURNEYS FOR GOOD

 Journeys for Good celebrates volunteer travel with original content for broadcast and the web.Created by Emmy award-winning husband and wife production team, Steve and Joanie Wynn, Journeys for Good is an original series of half-hour programs which will be distributed nationally by American Public Television to 350+ public television stations across the US and Canada.  Recently, their pilot episode, Journeys for Good: Cambodia won three Emmy awards for producing and editing.  The success of this single program promises even greater success with a 13-part series.

Journeys for Goodwill be a KQED-TV Presentation.  KQED is one of the preeminent public television stations in the country and will support the program with a stations relations campaign to maximize national and international distribution throughout the American Public Television network. Additionally, the series may enjoy second run exposure on APT sister network, CreateTV, which features the best travel content from across public television offerings.

KQED quote about the series:

“We expect Journeys for Good to be both exciting and touching. Voluntourism is naturally fraught with conflict and yet buoyed by the human spirit and the exotic locales provide a fascinating backdrop for a compelling cast of heroes and underdogs”.

ABOUT BAYSIDE ENTERTAINMENT

Bayside Entertainment is and Emmy and Telly award-winning, full-service video production company based in Marin County, California.  Bayside Entertainment offers the full range of production services for marketing and sales video; concept creation, scripting, pre-production, field production (including aerial & underwater) and post-production (editing, graphics, animation, music, narration, audio mixing and mastering).

Their corporate clients include Lucasfilm, EA Games and Boy Scouts of America.  They also work with non-profits, startups and small business clients and develop original content for broadcast and the web.

Voluntourism TV Program Journeys for Good Receives 3 Emmy Nominations

Exciting news!  We just received three regional Emmy nominations for our program, Journeys for Good: Cambodia.  The categories in which we were nominated include: Best historic/cultural program or special, best camera and best editing.  We’ll find out if we won at the awards gala on June 15th. In the meantime, you can catch the program if you live in the SF Bay Area on KQED LIFE (Comcast ch. 189), May 14 at 10:30 pm.

We’ve been so fortunate to receive these honors and are encouraged that the quality of the program is being recognized in the professional realm.  We have already received rewards beyond measure in the personal realm from these enriching experiences.

As most of you know, this is a very meaningful passion project for Steve and me.  It all started back in 2009, after a transformative trip to Tanzania to cover an amazing volunteer trip (which also combined climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro — but that’s another story).  Anyway, that trip was the spark that started it all.  As much production travel as we’d done, Steve and I knew that these stories of transformative travel were really something special –stories that needed to be shared.  Now, we are thrilled to share these amazing experiences with our son and have so many other family volunteer trips we want to share with him…and the world.

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Here’s more information from our production company’s press release:

San Francisco Bay Area video production company, Bayside Entertainment, received three Emmy nominations when the 43rd Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards nominations were announced Wednesday, May 7.    The nominations were received for their original public television program, Journeys for Good: Cambodia.

The half-hour program follows Emmy-winning production team Steve and Joanie Wynn as they travel with their 9 year old son to Cambodia to participate in a series of volunteer projects with non-profit partner Globe Aware.  Working alongside other volunteers, they build wheelchairs for landmine victims and complete several construction projects for disabled families in and around Siem Reap.

The Wynns started Journeys for Good in 2009 after they traveled to Africa to produce a documentary on a volunteer project in Tanzania with Roadmonkey Adventure Philanthropy.  Their program, “A Journey for Good: Tanzania” aired on public television stations nationally and received four Emmy nominations and two Telly Awards.  Journeys for Good is currently in development as a series for public television.

 

Journeys for Good wins 3 Telly Awards for Cambodia Voluntourism Video

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We are pleased to announce that the Telly Awards has named Bayside Entertainment as a winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for Journeys for Good:Cambodia. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

 For its 34th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners. Your votes made a difference, bringing us a Silver People’s Telly Award for the second year in a row! 

In addition to the People’s Telly, we also won 2 Bronze awards for documentary and editing.

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This is a true passion project for Steve and me, so it feels great to have this recognition as we continue to develop the project for broadcast and the web. 

Thanks again for your continued support. It means so much to us.

Volunteer travel videos up for Telly Award


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Our most recent Cambodia voluntourism video is up for a People’s Telly Award and we need your vote. Please click here and give us a “thumbs up” now.  It only takes a second and it would mean so much to us.  And please “tweet” and “post” to your heart’s content to help us spread the word.

We won 2 Telly’s last year for our Tanzania documentary, so we’d love to continue the winning streak for Journeys for Good.

Thanks everyone for supporting our dream to create inspirational volunteer travel content.  If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to get updates and notifications when new content is posted.  There’s more content coming soon from our family voluntourism adventure in Cambodia with non-profit Globe Aware, so please stay tuned.

Journeys for Good builds wheelchairs in Cambodia with voluntour partner Globe Aware – Part 1 Video

Journeys for Good celebrated the New Year in Siem Reap, Cambodia on a volunteer vacation with non-profit partner, Globe Aware. We traveled with a wonderful group of diverse volunteers — single professionals, couples, and families. We were there to explore the culture and beauty of Cambodia and, with our volunteer projects, to give back a bit while we were there.

Our first project was to assemble 28 wheelchairs. Sadly, because of landmines and leftover ordnance from the war, Cambodia has one of the highest per capita rates for amputees. Many others have been disabled due to diseases like Polio. Resources are not readily available for wheelchairs and special services in this impoverished nation, so this was a chance to contribute a very tangible positive benefit.

This video is part 1 of the process. Hear from the volunteers themselves what is was like to participate in the project.

Check back soon for part 2 of the experience when the group delivers the wheelchairs to local disabled people.