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Regent University Congratulates its Winners of the 2023 NATAS-NCCB Student Production Awards

Regent University Congratulates its Winners of the 2023 NATAS-NCCB Student Production Awards

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Nov. 16, 2023) – Three films by recent Regent University graduates won coveted student awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“Regent University has a long legacy of producing insightful and powerful stories and these latest works continue in that tradition,” said Mike Sinclair, Department Chair, Media and Visual Arts. “It is exciting to see how our filmmakers are finding new outlets to share their gifts and their stories.”

And the winners are:


Film: An Explosion of Everyday Life Sage Thomas, Director

Film: Sample Size Jason Jacot, Director Kenneth Williams, Producer Michael Beam, Camera Operator


Film: LIFT
Jared Esteban, Writer, Director, Editor
Leila Haddad, Producer, Assistant Director
Kenneth Williams, Producer
John Klaves, Producer, Unit Production Manager
Seth Krispin, Composer

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About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).