Alumnus Bina wins Crystal Pillar Emmy Award; his short film has UW-Green Bay tie

UW-Green Bay alumnus Joey Bina ’17, won a Crystal Pillar Emmy (NATAS Mid-America Regional Student Television Award) for his Graduate school (Loyola University Chicago) capstone project. Dairyland—a short film, featured the Weninger family—and their daughter, Sheila, a UW-Green Bay student. The film was shot in March—in a tight timeframe due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Dairyland chronicles the loss of daily farms in Wisconsin.

Bina was nominated for two (Dairyland and Perennial Pilot) this year. He received a master’s degree in Communication from Loyola University Chicago in May of 2020. He’s currently employed at The Prairie School in Racine, working as the videographer/photographer and teaching two courses—video production and film studies.

For the full list of winners, visit the National Academy website.

Photo courtesy of Loyola University Chicago.