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Burchick & Capital Emmy

MOM & M, a feature documentary directed and produced by Jena Burchick was the recipient of a 2023 Capital Emmy. The award represents the category “Documentary, Cultural/Topical” of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The documentary had its broadcast premiere on Maryland Public Television in 2022 and continues streaming through their online platform at

Synopsis: MOM & M is a kindhearted yet raw intimate portrait of modern American parenthood. Meet Nikki, a writer and PhD student; Elise, a social media influencer; and Sansa, their adopted daughter who battles leukemia. Together, they navigate what happens when your partner comes out as transgender while caring for an ill child and learn that cancer remission is not the end of life’s challenges.

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