RAD5 MEDIA Receives Communicator Award Gold Award for Video Excellence

Genex Services, Phoenix Rising: Changing Course after Tragedy

 Albuquerque, NM – March 25, 2021 – The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has officially announced the winners of the 27th Annual Communicator Awards (CA). Rad5 Media receives the 2021 Gold Award for Video Excellence in the Campaign-Branding for Branded Entertainment category for its film, Gnex Services, Phoenix Rising: Changing Course after Tragedy. The film featuring the case flight paramedic, Derek Boehm, was selected among other well-known brands such as 3M and HP, Inc. Genex is the largest case management firm in the United States. 

Rad5 Media worked in tandem with the Genex Services team to tell the inspiring story of Derek Boehm. As a flight paramedic in Phoenix, AZ, Derek ’s job was to rescue those whose lives were on the line in emergency situations. That role reversed one afternoon when he and his crewmates crashed into a mountain leaving him stranded on a snowy cliff with serious injuries and no way to call for help. The film documents how he survived the ordeal and features the case manager who guided him to recovery. 

In 2018, Rad5 Media also received the 2018 Award for Video Distinction for its film, The Rise of a Real-Life Robocop. The video is a case study of Jeremy Romero, a New Mexico police officer who sustained a spinal cord injury while on duty. The video explored Officer Romero’s recovery and eventual return to work thanks to Genex Services’ case management intervention which allowed him to walk again with the assistance of an exoskeleton device. 

With over 4,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Winners who received the competition’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence, include Forbes, The Walt Disney Company Europe & Africa, Mattel, State Farm, Philips, T-Mobile, Yes& Agency, PepsiCo, Groove Jones and many more. 

“Coming in as the new managing director of the AIVA, I was thrilled to be greeted by such a high level of creativity amongst the submissions for the 28th season of The Communicator Awards, said new AIVA managing director Lauren Angeloni. “I want to congratulate all of the honorees for their well-deserved wins. I also would like to extend deep and sincere thanks to our jurors, who have devoted a massive amount of time to give back to their communities in the evaluation of so much amazing and powerful work.” For more information about the Communicator Awards, please visit 


Rad5 Media is an award-winning Digital Marketing Agency and Video Production Studio proudly based in Albuquerque, NM. They value the creative process, enriching people’s lives, and delivering results that transform businesses. More information at or call 505.302.0516

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