Alum Wins Emmy Award

By Wes McKinzie (98)

OC alumnus Lucas Ross won an Emmy Award for his work on the “2 Movie Guys’ Intergalactic Holiday Showdown.”

The show, produced and directed by Ross and fellow “movie guy” Ryan Bellgardt, won in the “Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special” category at the Heartland Emmys.

The Heartland Emmy Awards honor work produced for the large markets of Denver and Oklahoma City or smaller markets within the region. The Heartland chapter is one of 19 chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The “Intergalactic Holiday Showdown” aired on KFOR and KAUT in Oklahoma City on Christmas night last December. In addition to producing and directing, Ross and Bellgardt starred in the show, which featured green aliens, snazzy costumes, and the 2 Movie Guys’ trademark humor.

“Our show was a holiday special that took place in outer space. Ryan and I got kidnapped by aliens who needed us to help them fight an evildoer,” Lucas said. “The goal was to be home in time for the holidays. It was pretty much your typical Christmas story.”

Except for the aliens and outer space part! Lucas graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a mass communication/theatre degree in 2003. He spent his final semester as an OC student in Los Angeles, interning with Carsey-Werner Productions and working on TV programs like “That ’70s Show,” “The Tracy Morgan Show” and “Grounded for Life.” The opportunity came through OC’s membership in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Fall 2012

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