The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards in the Suncoast Region has awarded A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story an Emmy in the documentary category.
New Orleans, LA. December 10, 2018: At the 42nd Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards, the DNA Films® team were the recipients of an Emmy in the documentary film category for A New Leash On Life: The K9s for Warriors Story on which Nina Kelly served as Executive Producer.
The film focuses on K9s For Warriors, an organization that brings together US Military Veterans and rescued shelter dogs, who go through weeks of training together as a unit, to save each other’s lives. Multiple Emmy Award-Winning Director Nick Nanton took home an Emmy for directing this documentary about the incredible story behind the organization.
As an Executive Producer for the DNA Films® release, Nina attended the principal filming of the documentary, meet some of the warriors (men, women and dogs) and witnessed how K9s For Warriors is helping our service men and women to overcome PTSD and return to their communities to move onto the next successful chapter in their lives.
A New Leash on Life can currently be seen on Amazon. It is free with an Amazon Prime subscription.
Watch New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story: www.amazon.com/New-Leash-Life-Warriors-Story/dp/B07JQCLHV5/
You can view the full list of winners here: https://suncoastchapter.org/files/2018/12/2018_SuncoastWinnersFINAL.pdf
About Nina Kelly:
Nina M. Kelly is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storyteller, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.
Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our life for a moment then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us there is beauty in humanity.
Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dissertation: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post transplant implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.
Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published Weaving Story Into The Web.
Nina served as an executive film producer for the short film Dandelion. The film won the judge’s award and has shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child (authored by Mark Cave) and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.
Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the art form of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression thus healing both listener and teller.
To learn more about Nina Kelly and her services, please visit: www.ninamkelly.com
About The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a nonprofit Florida corporation dedicated to excellence in television. They offer annual EMMY® Awards called The Suncoast EMMY® Awards to television markets in the entire State of Florida, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.
Learn More at: https://suncoastchapter.org
About DNA Films®:
DNA Films® is led by eleven-time Emmy® Award-Winning Director and Executive Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award-Winning Executive Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award winning films including “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On,” “Game Changer: The Dan Sullivan Story,” “New Leash Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story,” “Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story,” “Esperanza,” “Return to Esperanza,” Mi Casa Hogar” and “Jacob’s Turn.” Their productions have won more than a dozen Emmys for excellence in television and film production. Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.
Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring the stories of icons and game-changing organizations to the big screen as a means of encouraging hope, healing, inspiration and innovation in the world.
Learn more at http://www.dnafilmsonline.com