Cherry Hill producer picks up Emmy
PHILADELPHIA Composer Andrea Green of Cherry Hill walked away with honors Saturday night when the documentary about her work won an Emmy Award.
A Mid-Atlantic Emmy was presented to local filmmaker Henry Nevison, whose documentary, "On the Other Side of the Fence," chronicles Green and the children she works with at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Germantown Friends School.
Green, a music therapist, served as associate producer of the documentary.
The documentary is an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the students' relationships as they rehearse and perform together in the musical "On the Other Side of the Fence." The film commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the musical collaboration between the two schools.
"It feels kind of surreal that I met Henry and he expressed an interest in following the children and me through rehearsals and preparation for my musical," Green said in a news release. "I will always be grateful to Henry for choosing my work to document."
Nevison said he was overwhelmed by the honor.
"The story I’ve shared is the work Andrea Green has been doing her entire career — healing people through her music," Nevison said. "I had the privilege of revealing this through film. I dedicate this Emmy to her and all the children who were in this project."
The film has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medal for a Television Documentary on Social Issues from The New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, the United Nations Department of Public Information Bronze Award for extraordinary public service, and the Silver Telly (highest honor) in the 36th Annual Telly Awards, selected from more than 12,000 entries.
“On the Other Side of the Fence” first aired in Philadelphia on MiND-TV in 2014 and has been picked up by more than 60 public television stations throughout the country. It has been featured at community screenings by the Philadelphia Film Society in Philadelphia, in Rochester, New York; and as far away as Estonia. It will air on WHYY-TV at 1 p.m. Oct. 4.
Two free programs in this area invite guests to meet the team behind the film. These screenings and discussions about the film are planned for:
- 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Yoga Home in Conshohocken. A discussion will be led by Executive Producer Kerri Hanlon. Registration and details are available at http://www.ouryogahome.com.
- 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 906 Rittenhouse Square, (215) 735-3456. A discussion will be led by Ethical Society Director Hugh Taft-Morales, filmmaker Henry Nevison and associate producer, composer/playwright, music therapist Andrea Green.
A trailer is available at www.ontheothersideofthefence.com.