Water & Fire:
a Story of the Ozarks

Audio and Composer
2000 EMMY Awards • Mid-America Chapter

Wow...twins! I was shocked speechless. This duet gets to stay in the studio and inspire me to greater musical soundscapes. Thanks to Connie Dover and a long list of other area musicians who helped make this soundtrack sing.


 2009 Bronze Telly

Living With HIV
in Eastern Europe and the CIS:
The Human Cost of Social Exclusion

30th Annual Telly Awards 2009 • Use of Music in Internet Programs
Client: UNDP Russia
     Video Story: Svetlana


World for Word Russin TV


Producer Shombi Sharp
promotes the program
on Russian TV
"World for Word

Dan Emmy

Uniquely Kansas City:
a History of the Arts
Director (pre-produced)
2001 EMMY Awards • Mid-America Chapter

Congratulations to series director, Dan Diefenderfer (center), flanked by HD online editor, Chris Bauer (left), and sound designer, Kriss Avery (right)

Emmy 2001



This Place Called Home


1998 EMMY Awards • Mid-America Chapter

Emmy throws a wild party in St. Louis! Kriss is shown clutching the trophy while producers Mike Murphy and Randy Mason try to avoid those nasty spikes on Emmy's wings. Our lucky table...#13!


Ninth Street

Awards from Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame, Independent Film Channel, Prized Pieces Film Festival.

The Ninth Street premiere filled the historic Gem Theatre at the restored 18th & Vine jazz district in Kansas City. Composer and actor Isaac Hayes greeted the crowd in a stunning red outfit only he could wear (gotta get a photo inserted here so you can see what I mean).

Afterwards, making our final bow to the emptied street is (L to R) post supervisor Dan Diefenderfer, writer-director Kevin Willmott, sound supervisor Kriss Avery and producer Rick Cowan.

Premiere Award-1998 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
featured at Berlin Film Market & Int'l Filmfest Emden.

Prairie Storm
Top Prize/tie 1996 Hamburg International Short Film Festival
1st Place- 1997 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

UFOs: The Hidden Truth
Finalist-1994 Telly
3rd Place-1993 KAN Festival

KSU Recruitment Promo
1st Place Gold-14th Annual Addmission Advertising Award
Bronze Reel-1999 ITVA

Head Game
Lights On Prize: 1999 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

Lawrence: Freestate Fortress
Winner, Open Division-1998 KAN Festival

The Branson Scenic
Hon. Mention (1997 CFF).

The Happy Guy
Lights On Prize-1998 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

Bronze Apple-National Educational Film & Video Festival
Red Ribbon-American Film & Video Festival

All Aboard: Passenger Trains In America
Finalist-1996 Telly Awards
Honorable Mention-1995 Columbus Film Festival

Frontier Forts of Kansas
1st Place, Educational/Open Division-1998 KAN Festival
Hon. Mention-1997 Columbus Film Festival

We Proceeded On...The Expedition of Lewis & Clark
Blue Ribbon-1991 American Film & Video Festival
Bronze Apple-1991 National Educational Film & Video Festival

Railroad 4: The Golden Age
Bronze Apple-National Educational Film & Video Festival
Finalist-American Film & Video Festival

2nd Place, Open Division-1992 KAN Festival

The National Parks of Utah
Silver Apple-1990 National Educational Film & Video Festival

The Flint Hills of Kansas
Finalist-American Film & Video Festival


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