Local Colorado Springs producers win Addy award for nonprofit video

By Published On: March 18, 2021

March 17, 2021, Colorado Springs, CO:  Local award winning video producers and directors, Ralph Giordano of ArchAngel Productions, LLC and Nathaniel Shields of Shields Productions, LLC walked away with a silver Addy award from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in the PSA category for their promotional video of Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) Foster Care and Adoption services.  This year the American Advertising Awards held a virtual ceremony crowning all the winners from each event entry.  In addition to winning the Addy for SKSF, ArchAngel Productions also won another silver Addy for their social media campaign promoting their latest film “Knockout” which they will be launching this spring at various festival circuits.

Ralph Giordano, owner of ArchAngel Productions, co-founder of Pikes Peak Film Council, and a long time supporter of SKSF has generously donated his time and talent throughout the years.  “We are thrilled to receive this distinguished award once again from the AAF and excited that this production is being recognized,” says Ralph, “Thank you so much for your confidence in us to help you with your promotional efforts.  This is a definite cause for celebration!”

The video was made with the support of the Riehl family who have fostered many children throughout the years and have shared their foster family experience while working with Special Kids Special Families. “We are extremely proud of Ralph’s video and the contributions made to our organization. The video they produced really captured the heart of our foster families caring for children in need,” said SKSF Executive Director, Linda Ellegard.

Special Kids Special Families is a Colorado Springs nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1998 that provides respite and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.  Programs include Zach’s Place child and respite care center, Adult Day programs, Residential Adult Services, Behavioral Health Services and Foster Family Care & Adoption. Visit www.SKSFcolorado.org for more information about services for individuals with disabilities.

All photos approved – provided by Ralph Giordano / Special Kids Special Families

Ralph Giordano with Linda Ellegard, SKSF Executive Director
Nate Shields with Ralph Giordano