Three films earn regional Emmy awards for outstanding achievements in television.
Casey Nakamura (right) with "Snow Globe" producer Scott Pyrz (left) celebrating their Emmy win.
Three films produced by San Diego State University students were honored Saturday, June 16, at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter Emmy Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region.
And the winners are…
Student Production-Long Form (fiction and non-fiction)
- Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits, Iris Caffin, San Diego State University
- Snow Globe, Casey Nakamura, Jacob Wagner, Jessica Wimbley, San Diego State University
About the films
Iris Caffin’s film, “Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits,” tells the story of Jolena, an 8-year-old girl diagnosed with autism, whose life is turned around when she is matched with an autism service dog. Caffin was recently awarded the 2012 Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship from the College Television Awards for the film. Caffin graduated with her master’s from SDSU in 2011 and produced the film as her thesis project.
Pat Clark’s documentary, “The Language of War,” examines the dangers faced by combat translators and the role language plays in war. Clark also won an Emmy last year for his film, “The Last to Leave.” Clark graduated from SDSU in May and is currently working on his MFA, also at SDSU.
Casey Nakamura, Jacob Wagner and Jessica Wimbley’s film, “Snow Globe,” is about happiness in life and how we all have different ways of achieving it. Nakamura also won two student Emmy awards last year. Already an alumnus, he plans to graduate with a master’s degree in fall.