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Taylor Students' Films Nominated for Regional Emmy Awards

By Kathy Bruner Published: May 02, 2012

A scene from The Ghost of Grandma Doris

Two films created by Taylor University Media Communication students have been nominated for Student Regional Emmy Awards. Students Dave Baker, Jamison MacKillop, Alyssa Keeling, Brent Clouse and Stephen Dorman were nominated for their short film The Ghost of Grandma Doris. Students Eric Nystrom, Chase Moore and Nicole Klotz, were nominated for their documentary Of Another Time. The Emmy nominations came from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.  

There were four nominees in the College/University Student Production Category, and Taylor University received two of those nominations. Television programs and productions are judged by a series of qualified experts and tallied on a point system. The student Emmy winner will be announced at a black tie event in Indianapolis on June 2, 2012.

The comedy, The Ghost of Grandma Doris, tells the story of two cousins who connect with the ghost of their recently deceased grandmother. Grandma Doris has some unfinished business with grandpa and demands that her grandsons reunite her with him. The film was created in a Taylor Filmmaking course in spring 2011.

Of Another Time is a documentary about the passion of living history reenactors at the Mississinewa 1812 reenactment. It focuses on the personal stories of the reenactors who portray the colonial lifestyle. The documentary captures not only the reenactors’ ability to make the past come to life but also the family-like relationships formed between them. The short film was created in a Taylor Documentary Filmmaking course in fall 2011.

The Ghost of Grandma Doris previously won Best Picture in the Envision Film Festival and a recently earned a Bronze Telly Award.