Ridgeview High School senior nominated for Emmy Award for short film

Ridgeview High School senior Jared Durham was recently nominated by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in the High School Award category for his film, “Klexos.”

NATAS is a nationwide film organization responsible for bestowing Emmy Award recognition in a variety of categories.

Durham was specifically recognized for for his work as a photographer and editor.

“Klexos” is a drama/thriller about a teenage boy coming to grips with the loss of his brother.

“The film is very Twilight Zone-esque and should appeal to anyone who loves a good thriller,” Durham said.

The 15-minute short film was written, shot, directed and edited by Durham and stars Ridgeview seniors Anthony Johnson, Carson Dedmon and David Bernard. The film was shot in Shevlin Park in Bend, Ore.

Durham produced the film as a final class project for his Narrative Filmmaking class at Ridgeview High School. For the class, students develop concepts, write scripts, practice continuity editing and sound design and create original movie trailers and short films.

Ridgeview’s television program offers classes in digital photography, graphic design and television production and produces a daily show called the Ravens Report. The show is a mixture of announcements, news packages and entertainment produced by students.

The regional Emmy Award banquet is scheduled for June 3, 2017 at Fremont Studios in Seattle, Wash.

View the full list of 2017 high school Emmy Award nominees here: natasnw.org/High-School-Awards/2017-high-school-award-nominations