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Alum’s Emmy caps his ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ experience

As a documentary filmmaker, alumnus Miloš Balać ’11 has to immerse himself in his work – which for the last three years meant living in Wrexham, Wales and learning everything he could about football (soccer).

Balać, center, celebrates his Emmy with ice cream and friends, left to right, Tori Klein A&S '13, Lauryn Torch, Graham Corrigan A&S '11 and Grace Vigeant A&S '11.

The experience paid off last month when Balać took home an Emmy award for his work on the FX/Hulu documentary “Welcome to Wrexham.”

“It felt so great to be in a room with my colleagues where we’re being recognized and we’re also able to recognize the work of others,” he said of the awards ceremony. “And Carol Burnett was sitting there in the front row.”

The documentary focuses on Wrexham A.F.C., a Welsh professional association football club, and the people of the working-class town of Wrexham, who adore their club. The club was purchased by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in 2021, who sought to turn around its disappointing record.

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