Video Arts Studios of Fargo received the 2019 Upper Midwest EmmyⓇ Award for a Farmers Union Insurance Image Campaign at the 20th Anniversary Gala held on Oct. 5 at Mystic Center in Prior Lake, Minn.

The campaign included two 30-second spots called “Beat Up Old Cap” and “Every Town is a Sports Town.” The award-winning commercials can be seen on statewide television broadcasts as well as local markets.

Kevin Ressler, chief sales, marketing and brand officer for Farmers Union Insurance, said the Emmy was an honor and displays the excellence of service offered. “We were humbled our commercials were nominated for an Upper Midwest Emmy and actually receiving this award shows that everybody’s hard work pays off,” Ressler said. “The commercials display exactly what we’re proud of and invest in, paired with the professional, creative work that Video Arts Studios exemplifies. Our commercials were judged against regional markets including Minneapolis.”

The Emmy Award included Jim Kirwan as writer/producer, Marty Halgrimson as director of photography, Scott Tostenrud as editor, Anthony Chaput as co-writer, Mark Huesman as co-producer, and Harley Danielson of Danielson & Associates, Inc., as co-producer.

Additional credit for the creative work is extended to the Farmers Union Insurance team of Kevin Ressler, Dave Murphy and Lance Boyer. They provided insight on script development, visual representations and shooting locations to help tell the story.