Tag: Awards

WSU Center for Arts & Humanities Faculty Fellowship

I am honored to receive a 2022-2023 WSU Center for Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship.

WSU President’s Award for Leadership

In April, I was honored to receive the 2022 WSU President’s Awards for Leadership.

Provost Featured Faculty Honor

In February 2021 I was honored to be selected as the Oustanding Faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences during an online ceremony sponsored by the Washington State University Provost, Dr. Elizabeth Chilton. During the ceremony College of Art and Sciences Dean Todd Butler was incredibly gracious about my contributions to WSU and my commitment to my students.

A slide of the Oustanding Faculty nomination for Ruth Gregory

Thank you to Dr. Kim Christen, Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program, for the nomination. I appreciate all your support.

Additional write-ups about my accomplishment were published on the DTC blog and in the news page for the University of Washington Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (one of my alumni institutions).

Vote for Maikaru!

Maikaru is up an Audience Award through The Audience Awards website. Please consider watching and voting for our film… and then vote again (you can login and vote once a day).

Maikaru’s Big SIFF Win!

Maikaru took home the award for Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF is one of only 34 film festivals in the world where, if you win a juried prize for short films, your work is considered to be Oscar eligible.

Maikaru is Oscar Eligible!

On Monday May 26th Maikaru won the award for Best Documentary Short at the Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF is one of the top film festivals in the world and by winning one of their juried awards Maikaru is now eligible to be screened by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences for the Best Short Documentary Oscar. There are only a couple of ways to qualify as a short film for consideration for an Oscar and we won an award at one of only 34 film festivals that will get you a slot to be screened for the Academy.

This award came completely out of the blue and the crew and I were lucky that Writer/Director Amanda Harryman had decided on a whim to attend the ceremony. I am even OK that she woke me up to deliver the good news!

Here is what the SIFF jury said:

An honest, vulnerable and authentic piece that exposes an invisible issue that is happening in Seattle and worldwide. The character’s story of healing leaves the audience with a sense of hope. The use of artistic footage illustrates the character’s transformative journey.

I look forward to talking about the continued success of Maikaru in the near future!

My Student Wins!

Congratulations to my student Kateah Nims! Today she became the first Arts and Academics Academy student to win an award at the Northwest High School Film Festival!

Maikaru at SIFF

Maikaru, my latest producing and editing effort, will be making its US premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 23rd.

Dominic At Naked City Bewery

Want to see “A Dose for Dominic,” ask me questions about it, and drink beer at the same time? Then head to Naked City Brewery in Seattle on Sunday at 7pm. This is part of our award for winning the Audience Award at Local Sightings last October. More information here.

Maikaru to Premiere at Hot Docs

My recently completed short documentary Maikaru will premiere at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, Canada on May 1st at 8pm.