Recently, the spot “Sudan / Samaritan’s Purse was Listening”, won the prestigious 2009 National Religious Broadcasters Media Award for Best Television Commercial of the Year.
Impressed by the work itself and the team that produced the winning video, Haymond remarked, “The video production these folks do is stellar in every way, so I’m not surprised to see the work noticed but, to have been a part of the finished product is very fulfilling. My hat’s off to those who put it all together!”
NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) has a convention each year and the upcoming convention is in Nashville, Feb. 7-10, 2009.
Like many voice over professionals, the voice acting gene runs in the Haymond family.
Brian Haymond’s daughters, Olivia (11) and Samantha (8) both do voiceover when they can through auditions on Voices.com exclusively, also gaining work through offline efforts. Olivia just finished doing some voiceover for The Boy Scouts of America and Samantha has been doing a campaign for Bojangle’s Chicken and Biscuits, a job she landed on Voices.com.
Haymond has a history with Samaritan’s Purse having narrated promotional videos for their yearly campaign “Operation Christmas Child“, a drive that encourages children to give gifts to children around the world in need of items such as school supplies, winter apparel including mittens, hats, socks, even toothbrushes and toys, neatly packaged in a brightly decorated, festive shoe box to be received at Christmas.
Haymond shared, “Some of the money my girls made from their voice over work was donated to Operation Christmas Child. The instructions ask that those donating goods consider adding $7 per box to help cover processing and so on. Both of my girls took some of the money they made doing voiceover and put $7 in each of the 6 boxes!! So, with the help of Voices.com, we are teaching the girls about good work ethic and giving to others in need! PRICELESS!!”
In related news, Brian Haymond’s song “Deckno the Halls” made the cut for the Holiday Magic 2009 CD, a compilation of voice over and musical recordings that will be distributed to children who are hospitalized and to their siblings during the holiday season in select hospitals across the US. Holiday Magic is a CD produced annually by Jeff Gelder of GelderHead Productions.
Source: Brian Haymond