Bindery wins two Sports Emmys for doc ‘Zion’


Congratulations are in order for indie film and content studio Bindery.

The company, which produces both commercial and original content, announced that its documentary film, Zion, won two Emmys Monday night at the 40th annual Sports Emmy Awards last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

The moving 11-minute Netflix original documentary, which was a 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, chronicles the life of high school wrestler Zion Clark, who was born without legs and raised in foster care. Incredibly, he is able to find confidence through competitive wrestling, proving that possibility is a question of perspective.

The company won Emmys for Outstanding Long Feature and Outstanding Editing (Long Form). Watch the trailer below:

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“We are honored that Zion has received such critical acclaim,” said Greg Beauchamp, founder of Bindery and Executive Producer of Zion. “This film was a labor of love and we’re thankful for the opportunity to have captured Zion Clark’s story. Zion’s an inspiration and a reminder that people are capable of anything.”

Produced by Carter Collins for Bindery, directed by Floyd Russ and edited by Robert Ryang, Zion premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year where it was acquired by Netflix. It went on to win the prestigious 2019 IDA Best Short Documentary award as well.

Bindery is rooted in working with both brands and agencies, from development to post production. The company has worked with the likes of Apple, Nike, Google, Uber, Sony, and L’Oreal.

Zion is now streaming on Netflix.

Source: Bindery