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Films Receive Award Nominations from Emmy Organization

Published: Apr 28, 2014

Two Taylor student films have received nominations for Crystal Pillar awards from the organization that grants Emmy Awards. The National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter, announced its list of Emmy and Crystal Pillar nominees for 2014. Taylor films The Advocate and Movie Me were both recognized.

The Advocate is a documentary about a man who became homeless in order to serve the homeless. Producer Kyla Martin '13 said, "We are so humbled by this nomination. We've worked really hard and now it's great to get to see that work pay off." Director Sean Taylor '13 said, "The response to our film has been overwhelming and exciting. It is an honor to now be recognized by the Emmy organization."

The film's editor, senior Nathan Pfaff '14, said he's glad to have the film's main character get the attention he deserves. "I'm just glad we can tell this man's powerful story," said Pfaff. The story has already won a Bronze Telly award for outstanding production work, and it was voted Audience Choice winner at the Imago Film Festival in Illinois.

Movie Me is a live action film produced as an independent study in January 2013. It features a fictional device that allows people to be transported to multiple film genres in an ongoing action/adventure. Movie Me has already been recognized with a CINE Golden Eagle Award.

Producer Micah Hancock said, "Nick Chamberlain and I are honored to be nominated for the Crystal Pillar, and we want to thank our fantastic cast and crew without whom we couldn't have made this film."

Taylor Film and Media Production students have earned more than 160 awards since 2006.