Filmed in India, China, Mongolia, South Korea, Japan, the U.S. and Denmark by Phil Cooke and Cooke Media Group, two winning entries – “Asia: The Great Wall and Beyond” documentary and “The Global Water Center” video – received 4 Silver Telly Awards honoring excellence in video and television.

Los Angeles, CA (June 2, 2021) – Honoring excellence in video and television, The Telly Awards have announced this year’s winners with Cooke Media Group receiving four Silver Telly Awards. Winning entries were Episode 5 of the TBN documentary, “Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth” titled “Asia: The Great Wall and Beyond” and the video titled “The Global Water Center.”

“When your media project is in competition with major companies like HBO, The Discovery Channel, PBS and others, winning four Telly Awards says something about the quality and impact of our work,” commented Phil Cooke. “We’re grateful for the honor and for the attention it brings our clients.”  

Hosted by Golden Globe nominated actor Dennis Haysbert, Cooke Media Group was one of six producers brought in by TBN Network to produce the 6-episode “Inexplicable” series. Cooke and his film crew traveled to India, China, Mongolia, South Korea and Japan to film episode 5 covering the spread of Christianity across Asia. The documentary won Silver Telly Awards in three categories: Television Documentary, Videography/Cinematography, and Editing.

Cooke Media Group won a fourth Silver Telly Award in the Non-Broadcast category for helping tell the story of the global water crisis in the short video “The Global Water Center.” Filmed in locations across the U.S. and in Denmark, the video featured the world’s top safe water experts as an effort to help the world’s 2.1 billion people get access to safe, clean drinking water.


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About The Telly Awards:

Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by The Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, such as WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo.