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Zach Meiners '12 (left) taped his 90-minute film in Louisville.Asbury University senior Zach Meiners followed in the footsteps of several alumni this week as the Ohio Valley chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that his film Pivot Point won this year’s student Emmy Award.

Marking the sixth student Emmy Award for an Asburian in seven years, Pivot Point is a psychological drama that revolves around a school shooting and the choices people made leading up to the tragedy. The emphasis on the ways choices affect peoples’ lives resonated with Meiners and kept him engaged in the ambitious project.

“Because it was a full 90-minute film, it was a huge undertaking, and it involved more than 200 volunteers working for a month last summer in Louisville,” Meiners said. “More than 40 Asbury students worked on the film. It took almost three years to get the film from idea to completion, but it has been well worth it, and I am so proud of my cast and crew.”

Pivot Point is scheduled to show at the Stonybrook Movie Theater in Lousivlle at 7 p.m. on July 21, and tickets can be reserved by sending an email to

The Ohio Valley NATAS covers Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. Meiners will receive his student Emmy Award at the awards ceremony in Louisville on July 30.

Asbury University offers classes on filmmaking, television production, acting for stage and screen and more. Visit the School of Communication Arts for more information.