Awards and Kudos

Our thanks to the judges who have considered our offerings and selected them from among so many outstanding possibilities. We are so grateful for your vote of confidence. The accolades below are divided by area - film, books, apps, music, and web. (For 10+ years old archive, click here).


Fiona, A Screenplay Screenplay - 2020

A screenplay based on a book by Lauren Speeth.

Team: Screenplay is an adaptation of the novel Thread for Pearls, A Story of Resilient Hope by Lauren Speeth. See the Books section for details.

  • 2020 - Best Feature Screenplay - Christian Film Festival
  • 2020 - Best Feature Screenplay - Festigious Film Festival
  • 2020 - Best Feature Screenplay - Los Angeles Film Awards
    "Fiona is well written and very engaging. Excellent work!" - LA Film Awards
  • 2020 - Finalist - Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival, California Women's Film Festival, Circa 2019 Historical Screenplay Competition
  • 2020 - Semi-Finalist - Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards
  • 2020 - Official Selections: Historical Screenplay Competition, Salty Earth Film Festival, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards, Atlanta International Film Awards, Drama Inc. Screenplay Awards, Sacramento International Film Festival

Film / 3D

Exploring Hope for Better Times Documentary Feature – 2018

A film by Lauren Speeth. Assistant Director, Kelly Madsen Shaw.

Feat: The Miners for Hope, footage from Elfenworks Foundation archives, and "Gems of Wisdom" from all over the world. Cinematography: Tim Schaller, John Watkins, and Ehman Productions. Our Animated Logos: Tim Schaller. Film Editing, Animation, and Sound Design: Janice Rivera. Mixing and Mastering: John Watkins. Art Direction: Mike Dalling.

  • 2018 - Winner – Best Host in a Documentary – Colorado International Activism Film Festival – July, 2018
  • 2018 - Winner – 4th Place in the Documentary Short Category – The International Indie Gathering – July, 2018
  • 2018 - Winner – Best Documentary Feature & Best Woman Director – Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival – May, 2018
  • 2018 - Best Inspirational Film – Festigious International Film Festival – May, 2018
  • 2019 - Official Selection – Jamaica International Faith Film Festival – February/March, 2019
  • 2019 - Excellence Award – Inspired Faith Film Festival – May, 2019
  • 2019 - Award of Excellence – Depth of Field Film Festival – June, 2019

Ireland, The Celtic Way 3D Feature - 2013

A film by Lauren Speeth.

Team: Cinematography, Editing, and CGI graphics: Tim Schaller. Production Assistant: Kelly Madsen. Illustrations: Kale Barker, Tim Boxell, Mike Dalling, and Kelly Madsen. Art Direction: Mike Dalling. Stereo Photographs: Donal Murphy. Score and original Music: Josh Workman. Feat: Br. Ron Gallagher, FSC, Ph.D., Fr. Peter McVerry, Nóirín Ní Riain, Seán Ó Duinn. Technical Advisor: Elyssa Davalos. Sound Editor / Mastering: John Watkins.

  • 2018 - Best Educational Film, Best Documentary, Best Producer (Lauren Speeth); Best Cinematography (Tim Schaller, Donal Murphy); Best Artwork (Mike Dalling, Kelly Madsen, Tim Boxell, Kale Barker); Inspire Award (Elyssa Davalos, Ronald Galagher, Peter McVerry, Nóirín Ní Riain, Seán Ó Duinn, Christopher Speeth) - Christian Film Festival in Newport News, VA, and the Christian Online Film Festival
  • 2013 - Best Documentary, Official Selection, and Screening - The Los Angeles 3D Film Festival (LA 3DFF)
  • 2013 - Selected for Screening at the SF Irish Cultural Center and at St. Mary's College of California

What Green Can Be Documentary Short - 2013

A film by Lauren Speeth.

Team: Editing and Animations: Janice Rivera. Cinematography: Kelly Madsen, Janice Rivera, Tim Schaller, Lauren Speeth. Score and original music: Josh Workman. Art Direction: Mike Dalling. Historic Earth Day Footage courtesy Christopher Speeth. Additional Photography: Mike Dalling, Ryan Paul. Feat: Michael Brownrigg, Melina Copass, Tony Tam, others. For full credits, see film ending.

  • 2014 - Official Selection and Screening, Sedona Film Festival Sedona Green - screening February 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. & March 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 2013 - Selected for Airing - Marin TV December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. & December 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
  • 2013 - Winner - Davey Award (Silver)

The Healer's Path Video-based Class - launched as a course 2019

Author/Director/Narrator: Lauren Speeth. Editing and Animation: Janice Rivera. Art Direction: Mike Dalling

  • 2019 - 21st Annual Communicator Awards of Distinction for Online Video and for Webinar

Books / Titles

Thread for Pearls, A Story of Resilient Hope Novel - 2018

A book by Lauren Speeth

Team: Editing: Lisa Watson and Marian Sprague. Art Direction and Production Aspects: Mike Dalling. A work of historical fiction, written by Lauren Speeth.


Intelligence & Compassion in Action - The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs Book - 2012

A book by Lauren Speeth

Editor: Lisa Watson. Graphic Design and Production: Mike Dalling. Various translators (Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian)

  • 2014 - Winner - Living Now Books Award Gold
  • 2014 - Recommended Read - US Review of Books

eMinistry: Virtual Pathways for Spiritual Leadership: Taking Evangelism into the Cyber Frontier Self-help / Textbook - 2013

A book by Lauren Speeth, edited by Sheri Davenport

Graphic Design and Production: Mike Dalling

  • 2018 - Christian Book Award Winner (Gold)
  • 2015 - eLit Award Gold in the category of Religion (Eastern / Western)


The Breathing Butterfly - A Project of The Elfenworks Foundation Stress - buster

Team: Concept, Script, and Butterfly Song: Lauren Speeth. Developers: Niilo Tippler & Chris Tokunaga, Tip-Tok. Original Design: Mike Dalling. Sound Recording, Original Music, Mixing, Mastering, Guitar: Josh Workman. Project Manager: Nelly Baumb. SQA: Devon Filo. For full credits, including translations, see project detail page.


Pastor Fish Bible Basics for the Young at Heart

Team: Concept, Script, and Voice of Pastor Fish: Lauren Speeth. Developers: Niilo Tippler & Chris Tokunaga, Tip-Tok. Original Design: Mike Dalling. Music, Sound Recording, Audio Mixing, Mastering: Josh Workman. Music Performance: Commodore Callahan Band. Project Manager: Kelly Shaw. SQA: Devon Filo. For full credits, including translations, see project detail page.

  • 2019 - Best Children's App - KAPi Awards
  • 2019 - Favorite Things by Kidz Matter
    "My girls have these on their iPad. I downloaded and checked it out. I'm always looking for something new, fresh, and if you teach toddlers, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, you could use that with your iPad." - Ryan from Kidz Matter


Ribbons & Bows, American Women in Violin History Podcast - 2018

Team: Writer: Lauren Speeth. Project Manager: Kelly Shaw. Research: Devon Filo. Male VOs: Mike Dalling, Don Kane, Josh Workman. Editing, Mixing, Mastering: Josh Workman. For additional credits visit project detail page or tune in to the podcast.

  • 2018 - Selected for feature at Gala Opening for the Community Women's Orchestra Soiree - June 10, 2018

Rejuve I & II [Soothing Music CD Releases] - Ongoing

Team: Commodore Callahan Band. Lauren Speeth, Producer. For Rejuve II, features Don Kane (clarinet), Josh Workman (guitar), and others. See detail page for full credits.

  • 2007 - Rejuve I was Editor's Pick, Body & Soul Magazine - "On the transporting CD Rejuve, jazz pianist Tammy Hall breaks from the tradition of performing covers and plays mesmerizing songs she composed with the express intention of helping listeners recuperate from illness." - July, 2007
  • Both CDs have been used as fundraisers/giveaways by various nonprofits, including the Greater Bay Area Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Package of Prevention, and UCSF's Springer Laboratory

Resurrection Music Video Music Video – 2010

Team: Cinematography: Kelly Seldan. Editing/Animation: Jules Marino. Accolades: Aired as part of a fundraiser telethon for Peter Young Housing Industry and Treatment (

  • 2010 - Official Selection and Honorable Mention at the Awareness Festival in Santa Monica, California - May 23, 2010

Rough Justice Music Video – 2009

Team: A film by Lauren Speeth. Lyrics: Lauren Speeth. Music Josh Workman. Cinematography: Mike Dalling, Lauren Speeth, Ken Tam. Photography: Sheila Price, Ken Tam, Janice Rivera. Commodore Callahan Stills Courtesy Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco. Barbed Wire as Sheet Music Animation: Mike Dalling. Editing: Janice Rivera. Studio recording, San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, September 2009. Band: Commodore Callahan (Alison Lewis, lead vocals backed up by Josh Workman and Lauren Speeth. Josh Workman, guitar, synth. Don Kane, bass). Mixing: Josh Workman and John Watkins. Mastering: John Watkins.

  • 2018 - Official Selection & Screening, Colorado International Activism Film Festival - July, 2018
  • 2018 - Aired on Denver TV - July 13, 2018

Web Digital inspiration and online resource - 2009

Copywriting & Concept: Lauren Speeth. Graphic Design: Mike Dalling.

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  • 2013 - W3 Award Gold for Religion & Spirituality
  • 2013 - W3 Award Silver for Copy / Writing
  • 2010 - Summit Creative Award Bronze