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:
- One Minute to Midnight by James Brammer, Director/Producer/Writer; Claire Kilkenny, Producer; Jasper Swift, Producer
- FTM by Danny Edwards, Director and Fiona Paskoff, Producer
- Living With Ana by Marley Rankin, Director/Writer/Cinematographer; Olivia Flego-Wirth, Producer; Saia Dugan, Co-Director, Co-Writer; Violet Collins, Producer
- 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.