THE GOOD ROAD TRAVEL DOCU-SERIES NOMINATED FOR A NATIONAL DAYTIME EMMY
“Philanthropy is a messy business” is the theme of this public television series focused on do-gooders who make life better for people around the world
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
New York City - June 28, 2021 - In its first season, The Good Road, a travel docu-series distributed by American Public Television, has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing amongst other network shows distributed by ABC, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and Food Network. In Season One, The Good Road hosts Earl Bridges and Craig Martin traveled to international locations such as Thailand, Tanzania, Uganda, Myanmar and Kenya along with a domestic show filmed near Mobile, Alabama in a neighborhood called Alabama Village.
Topics including inner city violence, anti-poaching, technology in pursuit of doing good, incarceration and environmental activism were mixed into this travel series. Characters like punk rockers in Myanmar, game rangers with assault weapons in Kenya and drug dealers in Alabama tell their personal stories. Stories of people who need help are combined with stories of the people helping those people, as they work the frontlines of The Good Road.
Covered multi-camera, those stories are told through visuals that combine drone with up-close and personal footage of the characters. The story-lines are driven by emotion and a sense of place. In The Good Road, the celebrities are the change-makers, the do-gooders who put their lives on the line to help others. Co-host Craig Martin calls the show “Batman, not Superman” because the characters are complex and oftentimes have to work through personal, inner struggles that can be overwhelming at times.
In the words of co-host Earl Bridges, “we are philanthropologists who study the work of those heroes...with cameras in hand.” Director/writer/editor Andrew Duensing has the daunting task of pulling all of those cameras together in a complex, dynamic and inspiring edit to get a sense of what it is like to be out on the edge of philanthropy, telling stories of those who dare to go out on The Good Road.
The Good Road Co-Hosts, Earl Bridges and Craig Martin, and Director/Editor Andrew Duensing can be contacted for interviews, bios and images at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.319.6961.