“Driving Amelia” wins Gemstone Media an Emmy Award

December 21, 2021

Media Release

[Note that this documentary aired on NBCSN in January and February 2021. To view a trailer for this film, visit https://vimeo.com/442043990. We were unable to locate a site to view the entire film.]


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, December 15, 2021…Gemstone Media, Inc. a multiple Emmy® award winning national video production company with headquarters located in Jacksonville, FL. announced today it is the proud recipient of a 2021 Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television and Arts & Science (NATAS) for Best Coverage. This is Gemstone Media’s third NATAS Emmy® Award. This new Emmy® is based on their production excellence, creativity and coverage of the 25th Amelia Island’s Concours d’Elegance.

“We are honored that our work and our team is being nationally recognized by the Academy,” says Executive Producer Ray Hays. “Driving Amelia” is a one-hour nationally televised documentary covering the 25th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, produced by Gemstone Media. This beautiful body of work shot in 4K, artfully illuminates the passion of the human spirit, impacting the viewers on an emotional level.”

“Driving Amelia” is about automobile enthusiasts and owners and the passion that drives them. The documentary includes stories with legendary drivers, the Cannonball Run, and how NASCAR teams used to “bend” the rules. The show featured stories including how pre-war banter gave birth to the Jeep, how a team of children judged the cars, and the experience of driving the Eight-Flags Road Tour.

“Our talented group of directors, producers, script writers, and video crew at Gemstone Media continue to go above and beyond to make the impossible possible,” says CEO George Birnbaum. “We are here to support our cleints and celebrate the work of our immensely talented and creative team.”

Gemstone Media Inc. partnered with Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and their Foundation to benefit local charities. Proceeds from the commercial sponsorship of the program benefitted the Foundation which donated approximately $4M to Community Hospice, Spina Bifida, and other local charities.

“Not only do we celebrate these awards internally but also as success stories with our clients. Gemstone Media’s secret sauce is our amazingly talented team. By establishing trust, collaboration, and ongoing communication, we can create and surpass the magic our clients may expect from their production,” says Gemstone Media President Philip Green. “When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change. Creativity thrives.”


GEMSTONE MEDIA, INC.: Gemstone Media, Inc. is a versatile video production company designed to help clients amplify and elevate their story. Our world-class Emmy award-winning team brings decades of creative experience to meet our client’s needs and projects. Gemstone Media, “see the difference!”