Two films created by Randolph High School senior and filmmaker Ryan Taggert were nominated for student Emmy awards.
Taggert, who plans to attend Hofstra University in the fall to study film/television, created a documentary titled “Through One Lens” about how he overcame having sight in one eye to become a successful filmmaker and athlete. He also created a music video titled “Stop the Bullying,” which was used in RHS Teacher Lisa Holloway’s anti-bullying assembly this spring. Taggert is also president of the RHS Video Club.
“Ryan is an amazing filmmaker who displays a great deal of passion for cinematic arts,” said RHS Mass Media Teacher Robert Finning.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academic of Television Arts and Sciences presents students with Emmy Awards for their achievements in television and film. Finning noted that Ryan is his first student to be nominated in two categories: documentary and music video.
The awards will be presented at a special ceremony in September. To see his documentary, visit the rtnj.org website: https://www.rtnj.org/Page/2371.