Twirl Girls is a documentary that will change the way you look at baton twirling forever. What was once considered a niche talent has evolved into a competitive sport, by and large unrecognizable to the baton twirling of yesteryear. Twirl Girls follows Sue’s Stepper-ettes, a world class baton team from Nebraska, on their journey to the 2012 World Championships in Switzerland. Will they be able to defend their title? They’ll have to take it one step at a time.
This is the first feature documentary produced by Virtual Knowledge Inc. It made its television debut on NET (Nebraska’s PBS station) in November of 2014 and was picked up for national distribution through the National Educational Telecommunications Association. It has also received international distribution in Canada.
Twirl Girls received two Emmy® nominations in the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Director and Musical Composition/Arrangement) in 2015. Congratulations to Taylor Stein, who brought home the Emmy® for Best Director, and Curtis Grubb, who was nominated in the Musical Composition/Arrangement category for his original song “Love Is In The Air,” which was written specifically for the documentary.
GOING NOWHERE (TV Series)
Going Nowhere is a character-driven comedy that follows aspiring filmmaker, Samson Tomes, who wants nothing more than to get his independent film into the prestigious Middle of Nowhere Film Festival. But, during a meeting with the festival’s director, it’s ever-so-apparent that Samson is in over his head after he lies about having connections to Kevin Costner. The story follows Samson (Taylor Stein) and his best friend, Johnny Mayfair (Paul Gedbaw), as they struggle to fulfill their dreams and continue to pay rent to their Russian landlord (Matt Geiler).
The pilot was completed in October of 2007 and in May of 2008, the show was entered into a contest through the FX network, which was looking for a comedy to add to it’s line-up that would work in conjunction with the hit FX show, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” After viewing the pilot, KXVO (Omaha’s CW affiliate) ordered 6 episodes for the first season, which would air beginning in the summer of 2009. When Season 1 ended, no one really knew if the show would continue, but, after some talks with KXVO, it was decided that the summer of 2010 would feature the re-airing of Season 1, followed immediately by new, Season 2 episodes.