UAS Tech Prep Films Win Telly Award

JUNEAU — Juneau-based G-Force Productions Digital Cinema has been named a winner at the 27th annual Telly Awards for their series “UAS Tech Prep.”

Competing with more than 13,000 entries from the U.S. and other countries at the Telly Awards, “UAS Tech Prep”won in category “Online video series & campaign — promotional.”

The three films that make up “UAS Tech Prep” featured UAS students, teachers and officials from Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka as well as high school students in Ketchikan, Sitka and Wrangell, and state officials such as Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, and Gov. Bill Walker.

The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 and are the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, online commercials, videos and films.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Executive Director Linda Day. “G-Force Production’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“One of the biggest reasons this series won an award was the amazing people at UAS,” said Gabe Strong, the owner and operator of G-Force Production who filmed and edited the series. “From the very beginning, Kim Szczatko, Pete Traxler and the Tech Prep department had a very strong vision about how they wanted the films to look. Juneau and the rest of Southeast Alaska should be proud to have such a great university with fantastic, talented people right here in Southeast Alaska. And the high school students in Wrangell deserve a special shout out. They volunteered and jumped right into acting in the ‘dramatization’ scenes and did an amazing job.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit and to find out more about G-Force Productions visit

Source: – Southeast Alaska’s Online Newspaper

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