Tim Gray has won two Emmy Awards for his World War II documentary film projects. Two other Emmy Awards were awarded to Tim’s talented editor and director of photography, Jim Karpeichik, for our WWII documentary films.
The New England Emmy Awards were awarded for documentary film writing (2007 & 2010). Our first two WWII film projects themselves were nominated for six New England Emmy Awards (winning 4 Emmys total for writing and videography-Jim Karpeichik/Ocean State Video). Navy Heroes of Normandy was also nominated in 2010 for 3 Emmy Awards.
“World War II Saving the Reality” narrated by Dan Aykroyd was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards in 2012.
Just recently two of our newer films were recognized by the Indie Fest International film competition. “A Promise to my Father” was awarded an Excellence award for writing and “Maggie’s War” received an award of Merit in the documentary film category.
I did not get into the WWII documentary film business to win awards. I decided to start this foundation because I had spent most of my life in journalism, since high school in fact, and I found myself really enjoying the opportunity to mix writing and video into interesting stories focused on World War II.
I was in television for 17 years (in TV news), with several deadlines a day, but felt that long-format productions were where my future would be. I’ve found that when you are passionate about something (such as interviewing World War II veterans and re-tracing their footsteps in Europe and the Pacific) and enjoy it, the awards seem to find their way to you in any case.
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I’ve also been recognized as a top sportscaster and reporter in Florida. In the end, what makes be most happy, is not the awards, but the sense of doing something special. I’ve been lucky enough to cover many of the world’s top sporting events and interview some of the greatest athletes ever, but writing and producing (now three completed) films on WWII veterans, has been the highlight of my career.
I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.