TEN Project Co-Founder John Tattersall wins an EMMY

It was the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 62nd Primetime EMMY awards, last month in Los Angeles.  My EMMY was for Outstanding Cinematography in reality programming.  The nominated series was “Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains”, filmed in Samoa.  It is my tenth EMMY nomination to the Academy and first win.  I must thank my camera assistants, Paul Tran, my fellow operators (the entire cinematography team won), in particular the outstanding operator Paul Webb, our amazing Grips and Electrics teams, the one-of-kind Art department of course, David our director who just makes it work every time, our fantastic and personable host Jeff, all of the Producers, Unit, office and logistics crews such as Catering, Laundry, Transport, Medical, Locations (and all our fifteen host countries so far), Security, Accommodation etc, in other words the people that spend their talents, good humor and patience to make the giant machine of a show (of which I am only a tiny cog) not only possible but, more importantly, enjoyable and truly life-changing.  This award, in some way, represents my thankfulness for not just the lifestyle, but the many inspirations the show has led me to.  The most important of these, without a doubt, is the vision for The TEN Project, first conceived while on location filming in Palau, and my life-long passion for it’s meaning and purpose to truly engage kids creativity in our global challenges.

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