Emmy ® nominations are back, and this year several KitSplit filmmakers are being recognized for their amazing work! The stories are fascinating and very award-worthy.  There’s a ground-breaking volumetric video experience, a filmmaker telling his mother’s story as she suffers with Lewy Body Dementia, and reminiscent of a real-life Orange it The New Black, the saga of a woman in Oklahoma who served a 20-year prison sentence for trafficking in illegal drugs. This years nominations are truly remarkable, and we’re proud (but not surprised) that there are so many KitSplit Filmmakers in the mix. See below for more info on three projects made by KitSplitters who have been nominated for an Emmy® this year.

Did you have a project nominated for an Emmy ® that isn’t mentioned here? Or have an awesome project you made with KitSplit gear, but wasn’t nominated with an Emmy? Tell us about it here—we’d love to promote it!

As always, when you’re working on that future Emmy ® Award Winning project, we are here to help with all your gear rental and insurance needs. Rent now.


Battling Dementia: A Mother and Son’s Incredible Journey for NBC

Joey Daley embarks on a mission to film his mother as she suffers with Lewy Body Dementia. Why? He wants people to know how bad it gets. However, during his journey Joey encounters a roadblock he never expected.

KitSplitter Mariana Keller was one of the producers on this moving piece (along with Becky Bratu, and supervising producer Ann Derry). This piece was nominated in the Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine category.  You too can make amazing documentaries when you rent Mariana’s award-winning gear here.

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Zero Days VR – Created by Scatter


Based on the Participant Media feature-length documentary Zero Days, Directed by Alex Gibney, Zero Days VR was nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches – Documentary category.  It introduces a new dimension to documentary filmmaking by visualizing the story from the perspective of the computer virus known as Stuxnet.  Audiences are placed inside the invisible world of the virus, experiencing the high stakes of cyber warfare at a human scale.  This is an entirely new form of storytelling, made possible only through virtual reality and volumetric filmmaking.

One of the tools used to create the interactive experience, Depthkit, is available for rent exclusively on KitSplit.  You too can make incredible holographic, volumetric video when you rent Scatter’s Depthkit Gear on KitSplit.

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We really love this project and this team and several of the teammates at Scatter (executive producers James George and Alexander Porter, as well as director/producer Yasmin Elayat and Mei-Ling Wong ) are KitSplitters. So we invited them to who Zero Days VR at a recent KitSplit event.


Locked Up: Before Prison, a CIR and Glassbreaker project


In 2013, Robyn Allen received a 20-year sentence for trafficking in illegal drugs. She says she sold methamphetamine to support her family after a back injury left her without work. But the reasons Allen started using the drug run much deeper.

KitSplitter Aubrey Aden-Buie was a senior producer on this project, which was nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches – Arts, Lifestyle and Culture category.

Featured image courtesy of NBS News