Academy nominates 18 films from Ballard High film program

The Ballard High filmmaking program has received a total of 18 nominations from the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — over twice as many as any other school in the northwest.

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence, which includes schools from five states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  

The BHS nominations span six categories, Matt Lawrence from Ballard High’s film program tells My Ballard. The categories are best Short Fiction Film, best Music Video, best Animation/Graphics/Special Effects, best Audio/Sound, best Photographer/Editor, and best Writer.

Lawrence says that in the category of best Audio/Sound, every nominated production was by a Ballard student.

Here are the nominated films:

Best Short Form Fiction:

  • Check by Dani Edwards, Emma Inge, Addison Lepse & Fiona Paskoff
  • Doubts by Liam Bonds, Zach Boone & Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas
  • In the Wings by Max Beaulieu, Emma Lee & Marley Rankin
  • Lost and Found by Saia Dugan, Braiden Hayes, Jasper Laur & Fiona Paskoff

Best Music Video:

  • All Your Misfortune by Claude Brun, Jasper Swift & Bailey Wall
  • Love is All We Got by Brendan Hickey, Maddie Lausted & Lily Tatge
  • More Than I Said by Freeman Marshall, Elliott Russell & Grace Stromatt
  • Stay by Liam Bonds, Ellie Dynes & Tulia Cascioppo

Best Animation/Graphics/Special Effects:

  • Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas for Time Cop: First Blood

Best Audio/Sound:

Best Photographer/Editor:

  • Dani Edwards & Emma Inge for Check
  • Andy Voyles & Sebastian Zufelt for Distance

Best Writer:

  • Liam Bonds for The God Equation
  • Liam Bonds for Stay
  • Liv D’Arche, Brendan Hickey, Ben Murphy & Talin Phillips for Blood Cargo

The productions are nominated by NATAS industry professionals, and the winners will be announced on June 8th at the 56th Annual Northwest Emmy Awards.

If you want to see the next round of films coming out of Ballard High, their upcoming film festival is on June 15th — we’ll update with more info closer to the date. To check out many of the students’ films online, visit their Vimeo page.

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