Saturday, June 08, 2019


Students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program won six Student Production Awards at the Northwest Emmy Awards on June 8.  Best Music Video went to More Than I Said, by Grace Stromatt, Freeman Marshall & Elliott Russell.  Best Animation/Graphics/Visual Effects went to Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas for Time Cop: First Blood.  Best Audio/Sound went to Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas for Doubts.  Best Photographer/Editor went to Dani Edwards and Emma Inge for their work on Check.  For best Writer, there was a tie between two Ballard productions.  The winners were Liam Bonds for Stay, and Liv D’Arche, Brendan Hickey, Ben Murphy & Talin Phillips for Blood Cargo.   

Ballard students led the pack of winners for the fifth year in a row, winning five of the six categories in which they had been nominated.   

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presents Student Production Awards to celebrate and promote the most outstanding high school television productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  Professional members of the Academy select the nominees and winners.   

Some of the awarded films, along with new productions by students in Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program, will be screened at the Ballard Film Festival this Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm in the BHS auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and will be sold at the door.