GPPSS TV Production programs win awards!
The TV Production programs of Grosse Pointe North High School, South High School and Pierce Middle School had strong showings at the Michigan Student Film Festival sponsored by the Digital Arts Film and Television organization (DAFT), Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Student Production Awards and the Meijer Great Choices PSA contest this year.
Digital Arts Film and Television (DAFT) – Michigan Student Film Festival
North Students Owen Grice, Emmerson Navarre, and Zach Hogrebe received the Best of Show Award for their PSA Our Dark Room. This emotional PSA about a teenager struggling with various problems was interlaced with cutting edge effects. This is the fifth consecutive year Grosse Pointe North has been awarded a Best in Show. North TV Students who received an award of Excellence:
- Tyler Peters, Andrew Justice, Tyler Moore, Jon Jon Perkins, Sydnei Harris for their PSA about cheating.
- Theo Goolsby, Brianna Muawad, Hunter Adelson, and Jerry Carney for their short film Laugh Track.
- Theo Goolsby, Brianna Muawad, Hunter Adelson, Cam Colbert, Tyler Moore, Joe Hamunda, Logan Crook, Brian Stackpoole, Mekhi Blackwell, Jamare Jordan for the short film TV Noir.
South TV students who received awards of Excellence:
- Joelle Reich for her documentary on the new EMT class at South High School.
- Noah Dakho and Zeke Maes for their short film titled The Game.
- Henry Ayrault, Isabelle Backman, and Patrick FitzSimmons for their GPTV News opener.
- Joelle Reich and Brandon Wortman for their short film Panic.
- Miles Dearing and Jude Walsh for their short film called Subjective.
- Colleen Morris, Riley Brennan, Sophia Kielt and Kaya Musicki for their short film called Love in Red.
- Joelle Reich and Colleen Morris for short film titled Nostrum.
- Izak Sahutske, Colin Southers and William Glasser for their documentary titled The Chill Room.
North Honor Winner:
- Owen Grice for Vets Returning Home
South received several awards of Honor.
- Miles Dearing and Aidan Walsh for their documentary called Welcome to Bert’s and trailer for their short film A Penchant for Vengeance.
- Joelle Reich, Bandon Wortman and Lily Bates for their commercial on our CTE programs.
- Miles Dearing, Aidan Walsh, Chase Tomlin and Wale Kinni for their short film Stolen Car.
- John Kyle and Chuck Ulbrich for the PSA on vaping.
- Colleen Morris, Riley Brennan, Sophia Kielt and Kaya Musicki for their PSA on bullying
South Merit winners include:
Peter Koenig, Brendan Addy, Jim Burton, Colleen Morris, Riley Brennan, Sophia Kielt, Kaya Musicki, Will Krick, Brandon Wortman, Demetrios Papas, Joelle Reich, Lily Bates, Audrey Calcaterra
Pierce Excellence winners:
- Logan Detweiler, Jane Kuhnlein, Guilana Lutfy, Noah Rhodes, Henry Sendra - Cooking with Cassandra
- Henry Fish, Wells Graham, Charlie Groustra - Grape Ape
- Luc Michaud,Jack Ryan, Noah Rhodes,Gavin Webster, Jack Weigand- Grosse Pointe Themes
Pierce Honors winners:
- Jai-Lauryn Dearing, Megan Ecclestone, Camille O'Mara, Sophie Schuetze- You’ve Got a Shadow
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Student Production Awards
The Student Production Awards are given out by the MIchigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Our Dark Room was selected for the PSA award. This is the third Student Production awarded to Grosse Pointe North.
Meijer Great Choice Film Festival
In the Meijer Great Choice Film Festival, South TV had two student productions place as finalists. John Kyle and Chuck Ulbrich were finalist for their PSA on vaping and Will Krick, Brandon Wortman, Demetrios Papas for their PSA on diversity. Both student groups were named as finalists and could win up to a $1500 grand prize in June in Grand Rapids.
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Student Competition
At the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Student Competition on April 23, 2019, Joelle Reich received a Honorable Mention for her documentary of South’s EMT program partnership. John Kyle and Chuck Ulbrich received an honorable mention for their PSA on vaping. Colleen Morris, Riley Brennan, Sophia Kielt and Kaya Musicki received a Honorable Mention for their PSA on bullying and self worth.
For more information, contact
- Stephen Geresy (South) at (313) 432-3553 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brian Stackpoole (North) at (313) 432-3282 or email@example.com
- Michelle Stackpoole (Pierce) at (313) 432- 4738 or firstname.lastname@example.org