The Trail

Johnny Cash Trail Video Wins Telly Award

3/6/2017 | By Johnny Cash Trail| Art, Johnny Cash Trail

Filmmaker Lou Douros has won a Telly Award for the Johnny Cash Trail promotional video made for the City of Folsom. Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding TV and cable, digital and streaming, and non-broadcast production commercials and programs. Since 1979, Telly Awards have been awarded to the best film and video production work from some of the most respected production companies and advertising agencies in the world.

This year, more than 12,000 films were submitted to the Telly Awards. From those thousands of films, a promotional video made by filmmaker Lou Douros for the City of Folsom to promote the Johnny Cash Trail was honored.


The video features the artists who are creating the world-class works of art that will be found along the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom, CA.

“I’m honored to receive the Bronze Telly Award for the promotional video for the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience. The trail around Folsom Prison will one day feature amazing sculptures memorializing Johnny Cash,” said Douros. “It was a pleasure working with the City of Folsom and both Romo Studios of Sacramento and Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art Studios based in Chicago.”

Lou Douros is an independent producer, creative, writer, photographer, and editor with more than 30 years experience. Douros’ production company, North Yuke, produces independent films and work for hire for clients such as the City of Folsom, Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, as well as Intel, PG&E, and the Amgen Tour of California.

Douros partnered with associate producer and cinematographer John Northrup to create the award winning Johnny Cash Trail video for Folsom.

Douros won an Emmy for his documentary film, In the Wake of Giants. Douros wrote and directed the film, which follows whale sanctuary efforts to rescue humpback whales entangled and trapped in nets and fishing ropes. Douros and Northrup recently partnered to film Northern Wake, the sequel to In the Wake of Giants, in Alaska and Hawaii.

Douros’ work often takes him all over the world, where he has conquered remote challenges as he films the people and places with stories to tell. When he’s not directing a shoot in a commercial fishing boat 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the Alaskan outback, he can be found in his home office in Grass Valley, CA, or in his North Yuke studio in Folsom, CA.

Congratulations to Lou for his achievement and our biggest thanks for his ongoing support for the Johnny Cash Trail.


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