Emmy nomination for LESSONS LEARNED

We here on the THREE DAYS IN PARADISE production team were heartened to learn Wednesday of a bittersweet honor: The spin-off documentary we produced last year,  A HIGH AND AWFUL PRICE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE CAMP FIRE (which you can watch for free here) was nominated for an Emmy Award.

The honor (yes it IS always an honor just to be nominated) came in the editing category in the 49th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Division Emmy Awards. They are going to be handed out virtually (damn you COVID-19!) June 6.

Near to our heart, we produced the program in association with Butte County, (specifically Shelby Boston, the Director of the Department of Employment and Social Services), with an eye towards passing on the lessons learned by first responders, county workers, emergency planners and regular civilians. Our hope was to give these dearly earned bits of information to disaster planners and citizens all over the world, to help them prepare for whatever catastrophe they may face.

We were also heartened to have Action News Now do a story on the nomination and our director, Christopher Allan Smith. That can be seen HERE.  Smith was nominated for another unrelated program as well.

What’s even better is our fellow Paradise filmmaker, Ev Duran of ALL ITS NAME IMPLIES fame, was also nominated for two Emmys for his short BOBCATS: FOOTBALL RETURNS TO PARADISE.

Here’s a hint: More on Ev, ALL ITS NAME IMPLIES and THREE DAYS IN PARADISE coming soon. Hint, hint.