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Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana's Bicentennial Torch Relay


In the fall of 2016, the Indiana Department of Tourism and Development sponsored a project called the Torch Relay to celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday. The torch traveled through all 92 counties in Indiana. 


  • Heartland Film Festival 2017 Official Selection

  • Official Bicentennial Legacy Project

  • 2016 International Media Summit Award

  • Addy Awards (From the East-Central Indiana American Advertising Federation) 

    • Gold Addy in: Film, Video, & Sound for Public Service Film​

    • Judge's Choice (Best in Show): For the entire project

  • ​​Accolade Awards of Merit

    • Award of Merit: Documentary Short

    • Award of Merit: Documentary / Program/ Series  

    • Award of Merit: History / Biographical / Travel

    • Award of Merit: Cinematography

  • Student Best Television Documentary or Public Affairs - Society of Professional Journalists: Everlasting Light​

  • Student Best Online Multimedia - Society of Professional Journalists

  • PRSA Pinnacle Award

  • Indiana Association of School Broadcasters 2017 Awards - Video-In-Depth

  • Gold Aurora Award (Documentary/Historical Event)

My Role: Assistant Director

I served as the Assistant Director for the documentary made about the relay. The documentary premiered December 11th.

  • Created call sheets for each shoot

  • Worked with Executive Producer and Director to schedule all shoots

  • Communicated with crew members to ensure productivity

  • Managed the schedule and time of each shoot

  • Ran on location production on all shoots, including high profile interviews such as Former First Lady of Indiana, Karen Pence. 

  • Ensured clients comfort on each shoot

  • Maintained proper consent and release forms for entire documentary


WISH TV: "Ball State University students document Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay"

Ball State Daily News: "Student documentarians to follow Bicentennial Torch as it travels through the state" 

Visit Indiana: "Torch Relay Documentary Wins Four Accolade Awards"

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