Fierce Little Bird Productions Wins Telly Awards


Contact: Adam K. Allen
(317) 670-4055
[email protected]


Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2024 – Fierce Little Bird Productions announced today it’s "Tradition Meets Hoosier Heart: The Carmel Christkindlmarkt" has been named Best "Branded Content" in "Events & Experiences" in the record breaking 45th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies. This year’s winners include Adobe, Calvin Klein, ESPN, LinkedIn, Mother Jones, MTV Entertainment Studios, NASA, the LA Clippers
(NBA). PlayStation Studios, Sawhorse Productions, TelevisaUnivison and more.

“The caliber of the work this season truly has reflected the theme of going beyond the frame. Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” shares Telly Awards Managing Director Amanda Needham. “The Telly Awards is uniquely positioned to meet the industry where it’s actually making work, be that on television or TikTok.”

"It's an honor to receive any recognition at all from such a prestigious and competitive institution like the Telly Awards, but to be awarded a Gold for one of our projects is a true blessing," says Fierce Little Bird Productions Lead Producer, Adam K. Allen. "This project was all about highlighting not just a holiday gem in Indiana, but the people behind it and the love and dedication they have to presenting something as culturally-significant to Indiana as the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. They're the real reason the Market is such a success and is so important to visitors all around the Midwest, and it's why we wanted to make sure their story and mission were known."

Fierce Little Bird Productions also received a Silver award in Branded Content - Documentary: Short Form (Under 40 minutes) for their "Craniosynostosis Skull Reshaping: Dariush's Story." The short form documentary follows Dariush Zeman who, after years of searching for a way fix his head shape, finds a chance at a new life through Dr. Barry Eppley, the world's foremost authority on custom skull reshaping. When asked about this award, Mr. Allen said, "We're very happy that Dariush's story was recognized. His story is such a moving one, and documenting Dr. Eppley's work is always fascinating."

Committed to pushing the boundaries of creativity forward, this year’s new categories included topics within Generative AI, Brand Collaboration, Use of Data Visualization, Thought Leadership and Accessibility. These categories centered on cutting-edge technologies and storytelling formats that are actively evolving within the video and television industry. This was a record breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers. Winner’s were chosen by The Telly Awards Judging Council which includes Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt, VP of Design and Creative Services, MSG Sphere Studios; Barry Christie, Global Creative Lead, Meta Creative Shop; Farihah Zaman, Director, member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia; Aiden Darné, VP, Global Studio Lead Shutterstock; Malinda Wink, Executive Director Minderoo Pictures.

The full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

About Fierce Little Bird Productions

Fierce Little Bird Productions LLC is an award-winning video production company located in the central-Indianapolis area. Offering everything from select to comprehensive production services to clients all around the world, Fierce Little Bird brings experience in corporate, commercial, narrative, and non-scripted video production. We strive to make sure our clients' stories are told in new and memorable ways that result in Quality Creative Content.

For any inquiries, please contact Adam K. Allen, Fierce Little Bird Productions: [email protected] or call (317) 670-4055.

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About The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens.
Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5
continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over
200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television
networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The
Telly Awards include the Gotham Institute, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, LAPPG, Production Hub,
Green the Bid, Video Consortium, and Series Fest. New Partners include FWD- Doc, AI Film
Festival, Reel Abilities Film Festival, and Film Fatales.
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