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Alumnus Rob Theoret wins Emmy

Written On: 07 November, 2016
Category: Alumni Awards

From a very young age, Rob Theoret had a burning desire to be a filmmaker. While attending school in his hometown of Ste. Rose du Lac, MB, he had a video camera placed in his hands for a school project and he was immediately hooked.

That desire and aspiration to work in the film industry recently earned him one of its highest honours: An Emmy.

The film Stories for the Soul: James Chalmers, Marathon Man was awarded an Emmy in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs – Single Story at the 2016 Upper Midwest Emmy Gala held in Bloomington, Minnesota on October 29.

The Emmy was presented to Theoret alongside producer Kari Jo Faulhaber and executive producer Ed Heil.

The inspirational film features a gentleman living with the cri-du-chat syndrome. Despite his chromosomal condition presenting unique challenges, James Chalmers is now an accomplished marathon runner, coach, volunteer and public speaker.

Theoret professional path began at ACC when he enrolled the college’s Media Production program (now Interactive Media Arts).

“I just loved the model. Learn from the best instructors, get a diploma in two years and they help you find a job. Who wouldn’t love that?” said Theoret.

While he was a student, he started with Global News in Regina as part of his program practicum placement. “I was so prepared and ready for what was thrown my way that they offered me a job half way through the practicum,” said Theoret. “That speaks volumes about the instructors at ACC and the curriculum they’re teaching.”

Currently, Theoret lives in Minnesota and continues to follow his passion working as a videographer and editor at StoryTeller Media + Communication based in Minneapolis.

Although his recent accolades would be considered a career highlight for most people, Theoret has a different perspective. “I think the highlight is really all of the personal stories that I have been able to share and getting to meet so many people from all walks of life,” he says.

You can watch the Emmy-winning film here.

Pictured: Rob and co-producer Kari Jo Faulhaber with their award.