Feature Films

 

The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend:  PBS 

 

This uplifting, Emmy-winning PBS film tells the modern-day "Cinderella" story of the quiltmakers of Gee's Bend, Alabama.  Artists born into extreme poverty, they live to see their quilts hailed by a The New York Times art critic as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced."

•  Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary, Southeastern region
•  National PBS Broadcast


 

ICE CHALLENGER:  Outside Magazine & TV

 

 

This feature doc film for Outside magazine & TV follows the first crossing of the frozen Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia in a land-based vehicle. The third attempt by British adventurer Steve Brooks in his Snowbird 6 vehicle, the ultimate SUV, capable of driving on the frozen ice, crossing the open sea, mounting and leaving huge frozen ice pans all in minus 40 degree weather.

•  Winner, Explorers Club Film Festival (documentary)


 

MR. DIAL HAS SOMETHING TO SAY: Ovation & PBS

 

 

Dial--79-year-old African-American artist from Alabama, hailed as "preternaurally gifted" by The New York Times.  Southern African-American visual art is the lesser-known 'sibling' of jazz and the blues. Like the music, this improvisational form has influenced many now-famous white American artists. But unlike the musicians, the visual artists have not received recognition for their historical impact on American culture.  This one-hour high-definition film investigates why.   Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

•  CINE Golden Eagle Award for Documentary Excellence
•  Special Jury Cine Golden Eagle Award for Documentary
•  Telly Award for Excellence in Editing
•  Best Documentary, Sacramento International Film Festival
•  Best Documentary, George Lindsey Film Festival
•  4 Emmy Awards: Photography, Post-Production Editing, Best Documentary, Best Editor
•  Best of Category in Cultural Issues, Montana CINE International Film Festival
•  Official PBS selection (1 of 4) to represent PBS programming worldwide at the annual INPUT Conference