History in the making
Dream.State. Season IV
Back for a fourth season, Dream.State, a State of Hockey production and presented by Adidas, Season IV followed the St. Paul Johnson Governors throughout their season. In addition to telling the story of the team and players on the ice, SSQTCH was tasked with sharing stories outside of hockey to share the character and quality of this group of Governors. Produced, Directed and Edited by SSQTCH, in partnership with Public Works agency.
Six 23 minute episodes were delivered within five weeks, with the final two episodes being filmed and edited week of delivery.
Dream.State. Season III
A State of Hockey Production and presented by Adidas, Dream. State. Season III followed the defending state hockey champions, the Minnetonka Skippers. Produced, Directed and Edited by SSQTCH, in partnership with Public Works agency, SSQTCH captured the Skippers charge towards State, from tryouts, to Hockey Day and into the playoffs. Watch as the Skippers sail through their season with hopes of making it back to the Xcel Energy Center to defend their title.
Six 23 minute episodes were delivered within five weeks, with the final two episodes being filmed and edited week of delivery. Season III ratings were higher than previous years online and on air, continuing to grow the audience and the series.
Season III won a Regional Emmy award for Sports Documentary.
In 2018, The Minikahda Club, one of Minnesota's most historic golf courses, decided it was time to restore and re-grass the course. Restoration architecture and re-grassing is a high stakes and delicate process that is a rare occurrence, and SSQTCH embarked on an independent and zero-budget, documentary effort to capture the major steps in the project. Follow along as Jeff and his team bring to life a new generation of grasses at The Minikahda Club.
Barton Performance Horses
What do you do when the world's greatest rope horse trainer gives you a call and asks for commercial work? You go. And that's what SSQTCH did. In the cowboy capital of the world, Bluff Dale, Texas, SSQTCH followed the legendary James Barton for a week as he trained the top rope horses in the world. SSQTCH produced a 30 second commercial and a three minute short film about the Barton Performance Horses story.
SSQTCH got the call from producer Erika Gilsdorf to join the production staff for a National Geographic short about the Kinnikinnic River restoration project in Wisconsin. Shooting alongside veteran Roger Sackett from Evergreen Pictures, SSQTCH was praised for the work on the project. The project was released in 2017 through National Geographic.
Maple Syrup is SSQTCH's first award-winning documentary. SSQTCH followed and interviewed volunteers throughout the maple syruping season. All from tapping to cooking, SSQTCH shared the story that happens every year at Saint John's Sugar Shack.
Awards and Appearances
Midwest Student Emmy's 2018 - Crystal Pillar Award for Documentary
St. John's University annual Film Festival 2017- Best in Show and Best Documentary