Former islander nominated for an Emmy

  • Jun. 9, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Former Queen Charlotte resident Alyssa King will be flying to Los Angeles June 19 after being nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the TV show Spooksville. Ms King, who was the show’s art director, received an early morning phone call a few weeks ago from her colleague, who told her she was part of a team nominated for Outstanding Achievement in ‘Art Direction, Set Decoration, and Scenic Design.'”It was pretty unexpected,” Ms King said. The show is about a group of friends who live in a rural American town inhabited by supernatural powers. Bigfoot, time travel and vampires are just some of the phenomena that appear, creating complex mysteries which the teenaged friends must then solve.”It’s like Halloween all the time, said Ms King, a sort of a coming of age comedic horror for kids – it’s smart, imaginative, and playful. Ms King, who attended the Queen Charlotte school designed many of the sets for the show. For one scene, a witches castle ominously named “Shadowmire” was needed, so she and her colleagues took inspiration from Craigdarroch castle in Victoria, designing a set that mimicked the 19th century landmark.Following her success with Spooksville, Ms King will be moving on to a new series called The 100, a post-apocalyptic drama that will be filmed in Vancouver, where she will again work as the art director. The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. Ms King is the daughter of Jeff and Dianne King, owners of the Observer..

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