The Imagine No Malaria documentary, “A Killer in the Dark,” has won another award! This time, the documentary, based on the United Methodist ministry, was selected as “Platinum Best of Show” by the Aurora Awards, the organization’s highest honor.
The news of this recognition joins a growing list of awards for the Imagine No Malaria TV special. In November 2011, the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals honored “A Killer in the Dark” with two top “Platinum” honors for Video/Nonprofit and Script/Nonprofit. (read it here)
The documentary, which appeared on many NBC affiliates in 2011, was created to increase awareness and action against malaria, a disease that kills a child in Africa every 45 seconds. Hosted by actress Pauley Perrette, the documentary chronicles the daily struggle against malaria that people in Africa face every day. It also highlights the community-based efforts underway to fight malaria through Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of The United Methodist Church that aims to end preventable deaths from malaria, especially the death of a child or a mother.
About the Aurora Awards:
The Aurora Awards celebrates this same ability of media creators around the world by recognizing this same ability to captivate audiences by their creative displays of color and light. Competitors come from the independent, corporate, and freelance production groups, advertising agencies, broadcast stations, large and small.
The Aurora Awards is a international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. It specifically targets products, programs and commercials that would not normally have the opportunity to compete on a national level, by focusing on non-national commercials, regional or special interest entertainment and corporate sponsored film and video. Entries have come from across the US, and abroad. such as Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia, Mexico, etc.