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‘Prescription for Hope: Overcoming Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic’ Nominated for Best Documentary



Three Sticks Productions, a Nevada based full-service video production company, received a regional Emmy® nomination for best documentary, Prescription for Hope: Overcoming Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic. The 29-minute documentary was one of four chosen from 26 entries for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter. It follows the lives of several Nevadans that have experienced the loss of a loved one due to opioids, and the constant battle and power of hope to overcome an opioid addiction.  

“It was an honor to help tell these powerful stories of Nevadans by shedding light on the opioid crisis that is sadly affecting many Nevadans,” said Alphonse Polito, producer and director at Three Sticks Productions. “We’re thrilled that Prescription for Hope received an Emmy® nomination and that it has helped raise awareness about the epidemic.”


The Nevada Broadcasters Association, and Eric Bonnici were the executive producer on the documentary. Eric and his team were instrumental in the distribution of the documentary and ensured it aired on every public television station in the state. 

“This nomination would mean nothing if the message was not heard loud and clear, that the opioid epidemic is real and it’s up to us to stop the stigma and lead towards recovery.”

“We’re grateful to Governor Brian Sandoval, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, and the Nevada Broadcasters Association for entrusting Three Sticks Productions to create this meaningful documentary,” said Polito. “We have so much respect for the people in the documentary that let us into their lives and bravely shared their stories so that we could help inform others about this issue and create an inspiring message of hope for those in need.” 

The Pacific Southwest region includes San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The other nominees include San Diego’s Gay Bar HistorySaving ‘Ohi’a — Hawaii’s Sacred Tree, and Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America.

Winners will be announced at the annual Emmy® Award Presentation on June 15 in Las Vegas, Nev. 

To view the Prescription for Hope documentary, visit knowyourpainmeds.com.


Three Sticks Productions is a full-service video production company located in Reno, Nevada and services clients all over the United States and parts of Canada. We work directly with corporate and government clients, non-profits, political campaigns, advertising and marketing agencies, PR firms, social media agencies. Additionally, the production company works on both narrative and documentary films. Three Sticks Productions is involved in all aspects of productions, from creative conception to pre-production, directing to cinematography, and editing. We can help our clients come up with ideas, or we can bring their ideas to life. To learn more, visit threesticksproductions.com.

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