On November 2, 1% for the Tetons’s 2012 came to a successful
conclusion with the awarding of its final two $1,000 prizes.
“Native Trout’s Last Stand” a film made by WRKSHRT Digital,
Jackson, WY-based production company, won the prize awarded by people voting on-line
for their favorite video. “Native Trout’s Last Stand” tells the story of a 1% for the Tetons-
funded project sponsored by the Driggs, ID-based Friends of the Tetons River,
“Teton River Conservation Campaign,” a film made by Fisher Creative, a Victor, ID-
based production company, won the prize awarded by 1% for the Tetons members. “Teton
River Conservation Campaign” tells the story of a 1% for the Tetons-funded project
sponsored by the Driggs, ID-based Teton Regional Land Trust.
WRKSHRT Digital is a team of three Jackson, WY natives: Wade Dunstan, Kyle
Haynam, and Chris Kirkpatrick. Fisher Creative’s filmmakers are Mark Fisher and Eric Daft.
“We had a wonderful Video Blitz event on October 20, packing the Center for the
Arts theater,” said Jonathan Schechter, Executive Director of 1% for the Tetons. “That
momentum carried through our on-line voting period.
“In the 10 days between when the videos produced for the Video Blitz were posted
on line and when the voting period closed, the eight videos were viewed over 6,600 times,
and members of the public cast over 2,200 votes for their favorite video. Just as with the
audience member vote on Video Blitz Premiere night, the on-line vote was very close, with
the top two videos separated by just one percentage point. Similarly, with the award
decided by 1% for the Tetons members, only three votes separated first and second place.”
At the Video Blitz Premiere night, two additional $1,000 prizes were awarded, one
voted on by a panel of judges and another by a vote of the audience. KGB Productions’s
“Candyland Trail” video won both of these awards. Each of the four $1,000 prizes were
split between the filmmakers and the non-profit sponsoring the winning project. In addition,
each filmmaker received $500 for their work.