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M.F.A. 1986 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Major: Cinema and Photography
Emphasis: Documentary and Screenwriting
B.A 1978 Covenant College, Lookout Mt. TN
"Horton Foote's Film Aesthetic" a chapter in Horton Foote: A CasebookGerald Wood, editor, Garland Publishing Inc., Hamden, CT. 1998
"Method Filmmaking: An interview with Daniel Myrick, co-director of The Blair Witch Project" The Journal of Film and Video Volume 53, Numbers 2 & 3. 2003
“2006 NLCC Film Reviews” The Southern Quarterly, Volume 44, Number 2. 2006
“USM International Film Festifval”, SCANLINES. Mississippi Film and Video
Alliance. Jackson, MS. Spring issue – 2000
“Message from the President,” SCANLINES. Mississippi Film and Video Alliance. Jackson, MS. Spring issue – 2001
Editor, ScanlineS, an online quarterly newsletter for the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance. Fall issue - 2005
“Where have we Been? Where are we going?”, SCANLINES, Mississippi Film and Video Alliance. Jackson, MS. Fall issue - 2005
“Exposure: Its not just about T-stops,” SCANLINES. Mississippi Film and Video Alliance. Jackson, MS. Fall issue – 2005
FILM PRODUCTION CREDITS
Producer/Director BLADESMITH 1984
A lyrical portrait of knife-maker, Daryl Meier. (CINE Award)
Assistant Director PUPPET SHOW 1984
A psychological horror film.
Production Manager SANCTUARY 1984
A documentary about a church in St. Louis that joined the sanctuary movement.
Assistant Director CONCESSIONS OF A SMALL TOWN 1984
A small town faces tough economic times.
Cinematographer REHABILITATIONE 1985
Paroled convict resists temptation on the outside.
Actor/Lighting THE WORK 1985
Drifter seeks work at mysterious, Oracle Acres.
Production Manager FREE BEER 1985
A little guy intrudes on a fraternity party.
Unit Director/Editor S.C.A.M.: A VOICE OF THE PEOPLE 1986
A documentary about a grass roots organization in Southern Illinois.
Director/Editor FIDDLIN 1986
A documentary about family of blue grass fiddlers.
Director/Editor GOOD NEWS FOR THE CITIES 1986
International project for Presbyterian Church U.S.
2nd Unit Director NORMA JEAN 1987
A small town memorializes a dead circus elephant.
(Winner of a Student Academy Award)
Writer NAEIR 1987
Three promotional video programs.
Writer ST. JOHN'S ACADEMY 1987
Military school development tool.
Writer PWAF 1987
Caterpillar Tractor's "Plant With A Future" campaign.
Writer CELEBRATION OF PURPOSE 1987
ServiceMaster Company annual manager meeting video presentation.
Writer THE ROTO 1987
Video training tool for ServiceMaster Company.
Writer SERVICEMASTER TOURS 1987
Two programs for educators visiting ServiceMaster Co.
Cinematographer THE YUPPIE 1988
The rise, fall and return of Skip Bondsworth.
(Winner of a Student Academy Award for Best Narrative).
Director/Editor IWAGOYE'S DREAM 1988
Documentary about the Advent Christian Church in Japan.
Producer HOOFIN' IT 1988
A silent comedy for the John Deere Tractor Co. about a guy hitchhiking with a cow.
Writer/Director AURORA... A GREAT HOMETOWN 1988
A video development tool for the City of Aurora, IL.
Script Consultant THE BIG SELL 1990
A narrative film about marketing alcohol to minors.
Writer IN MORNING CALM 1990
Original screenplay optioned by Falcon Productions.
Writer/Director I'M ANOTHER 1991
PSA for the University Affiliated Program for Developmentally Handicapped Children.
Writer/Director C.U.P.S. 1991
Multi-media presentation for Comunidades Unidas Pro Salud about their relief work in northern Mexico.
Writer/Director MISSION TO THE MAYA 1992
Audio Visual presentation for Belize Missions International, Inc.
Writer THE CHALLENGE OF SERVICE 1992
Motivational program for Mississippi Power Company.
Writer PUBLIC TRUST - PERSONAL COMMITMENT 1992
Motivational program for Hancock Bank.
Writer ISEF 93 1993
A documentary about the 44th International Science and Engineering Fair.
Writer DELCO REMY 1994
A economic development tool for South Mississippi featuring Delco Remy of Laurel.
Line Producer THE WEDDING TAPE 1995
A feature film about a wedding videographer who falls in love with the bride. Produced by Shoot the Moon Films, Burbank, CA.
Co-Producer CFS TO THE RESCUE 1996
Dramatic video project for the Engineering Research Center at Mississippi State University.
Co-Writer ESCAPE FROM BONDAGE 1996
Screenplay adaptation of the stage play of the same title by Jeffery Scott Elwell about the early life of Frederick Douglass.
Cinematographer PATSY'S GONE 1997
Music video for country western artist Clinton Gregory featuring a song by Hank Cochran.
Writer/Consultant GOODCENTS SELECT 1998
Video sales program for Gulf Power Company.
Producer/Director COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT 2002
Documentary about community employment for individuals with disabilities. (Part one of the six part series: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES).
Producer/Director COMMUNITY LIVING 2002
Documentary about community living options for Individuals with disabilities. (Part of a six part series: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES).
Producer/Director RECREATION AND LEISURE 2003
Documentary about leisure and recreation options for Individuals with disabilities. (Part of a six part series: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES).
Producer/Director PERSON CENTERED PLANNING 2003
Documentary video demonstrating the technique of Person Centered Planning for individuals with disabilities. (Part of a six part series: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES).
Producer/Director SELF-DETERMINATION & SELF-ADVOCACY 2004
Documentary about individuals with disabilities Directing their own lives and taking and active role in advocating change in public policy.(Part of
a six part series: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES).
Producer/Director Developmental Disability Council 2004
The Mississippi Council on Developmental Disability, an panel appointed by the governor to carry out inititiatives to improve the lies of individuals with
disabilities in the state. (Part of a six part series: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES).
Producer/Director HORTON FOOTE In post-production
A documentary about dramatist and screenwriter, Horton Foote featuring interviews with Robert Duvall, Alan J. Pakula, Arthur Penn, Matthew Broderick and others.
Cinematographer Dangerous Lad 2004
Music Video directed by Thad Lee for musical artist Cary Hudson.
Producer/Director King Cake 2006
Documentary about this traditional sweet treat funded by the MS Emerging Filmmaker Program.
Producer/Director Project Gautier 2006
Documentary about the Katrina recovery efforts in Gautier, Mississippi (The DVD has been distributed free of charge to 600 voluteers, donors and project
Producer/Director FAITH AND KATRINA In Pre-production
A series of documentary films about the impact of Katrina on varous faith groups and the impact of their faiths on the recover from Katrina.