Filmmakers Earn Four Emmy NominationsPublished: Apr 26, 2013
All four films from Taylor's spring 2012 Narrative Filmmaking class were nominated for regional student Emmy Awards, marking the second year that Taylor students have received recognition from the Lower Great Lakes chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The films receiving nominations were The Replacement, Stranger, Psychopomp and The Great Indoors, and they were recognized in the Student - Long Form Entertainment category. A fifth film from Ball State University was also nominated in this category.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be nominated for such an amazing award," said Jonathan Wormgoor, senior film and media production major and producer of the dark comedy Psychopomp. "I count it as a testimony to the talent of my teammates and professors, without whom this would not have been possible."
For senior Paul Yoder, writer for the Depression-era film Stranger, the recognition belongs to a lot of people. He said, "These nominations show far more about the excellence of our teamwork than any individual talent." James Dickinson ('13), producer of the crime drama The Replacement agreed. He said, "I'm very thankful for my supportive team, the hard-working actors, and the outstanding direction from (professor) John Bruner and (post-production supervisor) Josh Taylor! It's a humbling honor."
Senior Randy Bowen edited The Great Indoors and heard the news via Facebook. Randy is studying at Taylor's pilot Los Angeles Internship Program this semester. "The Emmy nomination proves that the months of hard work were worth the effort. Thanks to John Bruner for coaching us through it!" he said.
For senior Annessa Mosier, producer of The Great Indoors, the nomination is about leaving a legacy. "I've always looked up to the Taylor legends who received Emmy nominations in the past. It's humbling and crazy to think my team and I are joining the ranks!" Taylor received two Emmy nominations in 2012 and one Emmy win.
The Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the historic Windows on the River in Cleveland, Ohio on June 1st, 2013.