By Egotist / /
“Thanks a tot!” said the Dream. State. team after receiving its second Upper Midwest Regional EMMY® Award for Outstanding Sports Program—Series (Outside of Sports).
Created by acowsay cinema and Public Works for the State Of Hockey, the MN Wild’s community relations initiative, the second season followed the Moorhead Spuds boys’ hockey team on their quest to return to the State High School Tournament.
After finishing as the runner-up in 2017, this season rose in its connection with the players, coaches, and families and fell with a heartbreaking loss all while telling the rich story of a proud community.
This second recognition of the original program is just gravy for a company eager to apply their storytelling abilities into the advertising and brand content space while exploring the creation of more original content.
“We cherish opportunities to engage and entertain audiences through story. Our team has become well-versed in presenting meaningful relationships and experiences made possible by good people,” says Tyler Eichorst, Creative Director. “This award shows what’s possible when you put story first and we will always be rooting for Coach Ammerman and the Spuds.”
The six-part series that aired on Fox Sports North can be viewed in its entirety on the State Of Hockey YouTube page.
Director: Tyler Eichorst
Executive Producer: Derek Bitter
Producer: Danny Krueger
Written by: Tyler Eichorst + Danny Krueger
Camera Operators: Tyler Eichorst + Alec Kintigh + Alyse Iorio + Gerick Engle
Assistant Camera Operators: Danny Krueger + Sam Christian
Segment Producers: Sam Christian +Tyler Eichorst
Post Sound Facility: NoWare Media
Key Grip: Andrew Dammer
Gaffer: Zach Green
Editor: Alec Kintigh
Narrated By: Dave Campbell
Show Consultants: Jeff Neidt + Rick Westra