Glasgow-based Director of Photography Jan Pester has been shortlisted for a prestigious Emmy award for his work on Dinosapien, a BBC and Discovery Kids co-production which has been screened in the UK, USA and Canada. It was shot in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The nomination, for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography, marks a highpoint in a long and distinguished career for the Partick-based film and television veteran who has worked on such big name movies as Aliens, Oscar prize-winners Shine and The Mission, as well as Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero.

Of his nomination Pester said, “Having worked in this industry for around 35 years, you will understand that I’m delighted with this, my first, Emmy nomination. It is particularly gratifying to have my work recognised by my peers in this way, and I’m looking forward to attending the prize-giving ceremony.”

As director of photography, Pester was in charge of the camera and lighting departments of Dinosapien, a part-animated story told in 15 half hour episodes of a group of teenage school kids on summer camp who discover a group of dinosaurs still alive.

Pester will find out if he has won his first Emmy at an award ceremony in New York on Friday 13th June.

The Emmy Awards recognise excellence within various areas of the television industry. The awards are a symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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