The Montana Television Network series, Under the Big Sky brought home four Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Science – Northwest on Saturday, June 6.
This year Under the Big Sky was recognized for Emmy awards in two feature and two craft categories. They include Sports – Program – Feature/Segment for “Megan Fisher”, Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature/Segment for “Kochel Guitars”, Photographer – Program for Matthew Wheat – Episode 06, and Editor – Program for Dillon Davies. This marks seven Northwest Emmy Awards the series has received since its premiere.
Megan Fisher is a gold medal-winning Paralympian, Physical Therapist and Motivational Speaker in Missoula, MT. In the award-winning feature Megan shares her experiences as a young athlete at the University of Montana and the fateful event during her return trip to begin her Sophomore year that would change the course of her life forever. After a devastating car crash on a remote stretch of road in South Dakota, Megan lost a portion of her left leg. With the help of her doctors, friends, family and a special furry companion Megan would use her competitive spirit to not only walk again but run and ride. Watch Megan’s full story here:
Sean Kochel has been building stuff all his life. From bike jumps as a boy growing up in Shelby, snowboards, furniture out of scrap wood, anything he could dream up. After forming an idea to start a business with his father, life intervened and shattered their plans. With pieces of his life around him, Sean decided to build his first guitar. An endeavor that would spark a new passion for Kochel and help him move forward. You can watch our Kochel story here:
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