A short documentary film produced by a student team in the entertainment and media studies department at UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a finalist in a major regional competition.
The film, Classic City Queens, has been recognized as a nominee in the long-form, nonfiction category for a Student Production Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast. The awards ceremony will take place June 9 in Atlanta.
Students Trey Leonard (producer), Andie Leeds (director), Alana Casto (editor) and Connor Gettmann (sound recordist) developed it as a project for EMST 5170, “Documentary Production,” taught in spring 2017 by Melissa Jackson.
It shines a light on the drag community of Athens through the eyes of UGA student Alex Suarez.