“Ecoviews; Three Stories from the Chesapeake Bay”, which was produced in Prof. Sandy Canon-Brown’s Environmental Film Production class in 2008-2009, has aired on Maryland Public Television multiple times since April 2009 (several other large, regional PBS affiliates have also acquired it since). This show has enjoyed quite a successful awards/festival run, which began with the 2009 TIVA-DC Peer Awards (Gold and Silver in Student Documentary Awards). In 2010, the program won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle (Student Documentary), and screened in several film festivals. The biggest kudos came after winning the 2010 Regional Student Academy Award (where it was screened in the Gene Siskel Film Center at the Art Institute in Chicago), when it was selected as one of only nine National Student Academy Award finalists.
We were then selected by Montana State’s “Life on Terra” environmental filmmaking website as the featured weekly podcast, who recorded over 20,000 views for each of our 3 individual segments, and they ultimately released our podcasts on iTunes. “Chesapeake Gold” (the segment I co-produced/wrote/edited) was screened at the 2010 BEA Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas last spring, where it received the 2nd Place Award for Student Short Documentary. This project garnered several 2009 American Visions Awards, including Outstanding Environmental Production (ECOVIEWS) and an Award of Excellence in Visual Broadcast Journalism (Chespeake Gold).