Smoky Mountain Strong Documentary

The Bingham Group produced Smoky Mountain Strong, a documentary which premiered at the Knoxville Film Festival and the annual Governor’s Conference which was held in Gatlinburg, TN.

The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created with television and across video, for all screens. With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Smoky Mountain Strong was awarded the Silver Telly, the highest honor in the showcase.

We conceptualized and implemented the story of the November 2016 Gatlinburg Wildfires into the format of film documentary. The Bingham Group shot and edited live action footage, still photography and integrated custom-created music. The Bingham Group then married the live action footage, still photography, national media footage to create a visual timeline of events. This project was accomplished completely in-house by utilizing the Bingham Group’s broadcast production facilities.

The goal of this successful documentary campaign was to create a visual timeline of events & survival, create awareness, express hope and to direct the audience to visit the area again. The documentary is the media choice of the City of Gatlinburg for expressing the past, present and future of the area regarding the historical wildfires.