There is no better time to celebrate compassionate, healthcare heroes, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in elevating the profile of this vital profession. We’re also very grateful to UM and to J&J for being such great partners.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) June 25, 2020
Saville Productions, in conjunction with UM Studios and Johnson & Johnson, has just garnered three top honors from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) for its work on the brand-sponsored documentary “5B.”
The film documented the efforts of a group of nurses who risked everything to open the first dedicated AIDS ward at San Francisco General Hospital in the 1980s. As part of AICP’s Next Awards, “5B” will now be archived in The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film for future generations to study.
The film was honored, along with UM Studios and sponsor Johnson & Johnson, three times in the following categories; for AICP Show/Cause, AICP Next Awards/Purpose Driven and AICP Next Awards/Branded Content & Entertainment. It was directed by Dan Krauss and Paul Haggis.
“We are honored to be recognized by the AICP for ‘5B,’” says Saville Executive Producer Rupert Maconick. “There is no better time to celebrate compassionate, healthcare heroes, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in elevating the profile of this vital profession. We’re also very grateful to UM and to J&J for being such great partners.”Saville Productions, in conjunction with UM Studios and Johnson & Johnson, has just garnered three top honors from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) for its work on the brand-sponsored documentary “5B.”
Saville Productions is no stranger to producing award-winning brand-sponsored documentaries. “5B” also garnered multiple Lions at Cannes, including last year’s Grand Prix award. The company also produced the Cannes Lions and Clio-winning brand-sponsored doc “Lo and Behold,” for NetScout and the searing don’t text and drive doc titled “From One Second To The Next,” for AT&T, both directed by Werner Herzog.
Saville Productions started production on “5B” with UM and Johnson & Johnson two years ago. The medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product company was looking for a way to celebrate the incredible dedication of nurses and caregivers. After doing months of exhaustive research, Maconick and Saville found J&J their story. “5B” documents the creation of the first AIDS ward at San Francisco General Hospital during the 80’s AIDS epidemic. It’s a story of nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary care of AIDS patients, not knowing how the disease was contracted. So impactful was the doc that the film was purchased by Verizon Media for theatrical distribution.
Saville believes that brand sponsored documentaries have a huge advantage over traditional advertising; because they are entertainment, and not ads. Authentic brand-sponsored documentaries can reach global audiences on commercial-free streaming platforms. “Whether it’s coming from a brand or a film studio, today’s audiences demand authentic and engaging storytelling,” he says. “Brand-sponsored documentaries like “5B” are making an enormous impact with global audiences because audiences want to watch them.”
About Saville Productions:
Founded by Executive Producer Rupert Maconick, Saville Productions is an established entertainment company that has produced hundreds of projects for big brands with high-profile filmmakers, including: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), Barry Levinson (Rain Man), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) among many others. http://www.savilleproductions.com