BHS filmmakers secure 13 nominations for NW Emmy awards

A group of budding filmmakers from Ballard High School are up for over a dozen awards at this year’s Northwest Emmy Awards.

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced 13 BHS nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence. The winners will be announced at the Virtual 57th Annual Northwest Emmy Awards on June 6th.

The BHS film program, led by instructor Steven Bradford, has a regular appearance at the annual awards gala; this is the twelfth year Ballard High students have been nominated.

This year’s BHS nominations span eight categories, and include the following films:

Short-form Fiction

  • One Minute to Midnight by James Brammer, Director/Producer/Writer; Claire Kilkenny, Producer; Jasper Swift, Producer

Short-form Non-Fiction

  • FTM by Danny Edwards, Director and Fiona Paskoff, Producer

Long-form Non-Fiction

  • Living With Ana by Marley Rankin, Director/Writer/Cinematographer; Olivia Flego-Wirth, Producer; Saia Dugan, Co-​Director, Co-Writer; Violet Collins, Producer

Music Video

  • Vardøger by Sam Zimmermann, Lighting; Jared Lam, Sound; ​Saia Dugan, Director; Andrew Voyles, Cinematographer

PSA (Public Service Announcements)​

  • A Day At The Beach by Marley Rankin, Director, Writer, Cinematographer; Olivia Flego-Wirth, Producer, Editor; Sebastian Zufelt, Producer; Madison Jackson-Hite, Producer​
  • A Not So Super Hero by Jasper Swift, Producer; Hannah ​Weaver, Producer; Hadley Mollman, Producer; Grace Stromatt, Producer


  • LIMBO by Alessandro Rios, Sound Mixer; Nick Toll, Audio ​Recorder
  • One Minute to Midnight by James Brammer, Sound Designer; Claire Kilkenny, Sound Designer; Jasper Swift, Sound Designer


  • Callahan’s Violin by Talin Phillips, Cinematographer/Director
  • One Minute to Midnight by James Brammer, Cinematographer/Editor; Claire Kilkenny, Cinematographer/Editor; Jasper Swift, Cinematographer/Editor


  • Ever Since Then by Marley Rankin, Writer​
  • Stock by Sebastian Zufelt, Writer
  • The Sculptor’s Wife by Calvin Johnson, Writer

Instructor Bradford says that several of the nominated students are seniors, with many of them planning to attend some of the country’s most prestigious film schools such as Chapman, New York University, Emerson College and others.

We’ll update in June with the winning films. To see more of the students’ work, visit the BHS film program’s Vimeo page.


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Hallie Ritchie
Hallie Ritchie

Extremely happy to see that several filmmakers of the Ballard High School have secured thirteen nominations for the Northwest Emmy Awards. It is such an honorary thing for the Ballard High School. Students of this school like to visit website to read reviews about essay writers before hiring them to get assistance in assignments.