Press Release

Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast Nominated For Music, Photography, and Writing


October 19th, 2015

Pembroke Pines, Florida—The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Suncoast Chapter, announced today the 2015 Suncoast EMMY® Award nominees.

The Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast documentary film was nominated in three categories: Music, Photography, and Writing.

Eric Schrotenboer is the composer for the film. Schrotenboer has written music for more than 100 short films, a feature film, several feature length documentaries, numerous commercials and TV spots, and special effect theaters and museum projects.  He has also written a classical ballet, and a variety of children’s projects. This is his first Emmy nomination.

Elam Stoltzfus is the cinematographer for the film. Stoltzfus has been documenting natural Florida for over 30 years, and this film is his sixth feature-length film on Florida. In 2013, he was awarded an Emmy from the Suncoast Chapter for his work on the film, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee.

Nic Stoltzfus is the screenwriter for the film. Stoltzfus has written several shorts featured on Florida public television, and his work has been featured in regional film festivals. He also wrote a coffee table book that is a companion to the film. This is his first Emmy nomination.

The 39th annual Suncoast EMMY® Awards will be announced on Saturday, December 5th, at a reception at the Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

About The Suncoast Regional Emmies:

The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a nonprofit Florida corporation dedicated to excellence in television. We offer annual EMMY® Awards called The Suncoast EMMY® Awards to television markets in the entire State of Florida, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.

About Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast:

Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast is a one hour documentary film that showcases the coastal dune lakes of northwest Florida. Many rare and endangered animals are found along these lakes from sea turtles to beach mice to shorebirds. The film takes you on a journey from Florida to New South Wales, Australia, to reveal to viewers what makes these lakes unique and what humans can do to protect these fragile ecosystems.

2015 Emmy Award Nominees

2015 Emmy Award Nominees

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