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Casper filmmaker wins Emmy award Saturday

Anthony Stengel poses with his awards trophy at the Heartland Regional Emmy Awards in Denver this July. (Anthony Stengel/Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — On Saturday July 16, Casper’s Anthony Stengel took home the Heartland Regional Emmy award he was nominated for, recognizing his documentary piece “Dying Light.”

“This right here is everything, @anthonystengel I’m so damn proud of you. YOU WON A FREAKING EMMY!!!” posted Connie Morgan, the subject of the documentary, to Facebook late Saturday night.

Stengel was nominated in category #351, for “Arts/Entertainment Program,” and won out against three other nominations.

“Dying Light” was a commissioned piece for Wyoming PBS for their series “Our Wyoming,” according to Stengel Media’s website. A little over eight minutes long, the piece profiles Morgan, a Casper neon sign artist who runs the small business gloW in the Old Yellowstone District.

“I’m feeling very humbled by the fact that I’m part of this whole experience,” Morgan’s Facebook post continued. “Thank you Anthony for allowing me to tell my story and for choosing me. So honored to call you a friend.”

“Our Wyoming – Dying Light” is still airing on Wyoming PBS, but is also available to watch on Stengel Media’s website.

“From the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you to each and every person that has supported and encouraged me,” said Stengel in his own Facebook post Sunday morning. “I truly wouldn’t be here without you all.”

To read Oil City’s previous coverage of Stenger and his nomination, click here.