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Barry

Barry

Barry from The Southern Documentary Project on Vimeo.   Please enjoy the web premiere of my new Halloween film, “Barry”. Happy Halloween! Deep beneath a cold, dark forest lies Barry. His world is a dusty coffin and a cherished locket from his dear wife, Mary. He has come to terms with his present situation but […]

Tupelo Digs the Embalming

Tupelo Digs the Embalming

Last Friday night, The Embalming was screened at the 2nd annual Tupelo Halloween Film Festival where it was awarded Best Film, Cinematography, and Actor (Rhes Low). Frank Tuttle also won Runner-up for Best Screenplay. It’s a great event and it’s always so much fun to have your film shown to an audience. We’re starting production […]

The Embalming’s a Winner

The Embalming’s a Winner

Last weekend, my halloween short film from 2013 The Embalming was played at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival where it took home the award for best Horror Short. For a full list of winners click here. The film was written by fellow Ole Miss staff (and Karen’s hubby) Frank Tuttle who is also an award […]

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

We had a wonderful screening of the Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi in Jackson last Thursday night to kickoff the broadcast premiere on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Kudos to MPB for creating beautiful banners to match the poster graphics for the film. There’s an additional broadcast tonight on MPB at 8pm and a free screening in […]

Dobrý den!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Documentaries
Dobrý den!

Greetings from Prague, Czech Republic. We’re currently in production on a new project, documenting the Ole Miss Opera and their performance of Hamlet in the Czech Republic in the Spring. I’ve gotten the opportunity to accompany University professor Julia Aubrey who is directing the opera to Prague as she visits several opera houses to select […]

Texas Tea

Greetings from Seminole, Texas! Today was my third day of shooting for the documentary about Texas High School One Act Play competitions. It’s been a wonderful experience so far to meet these incredibly talented and passionate students involved in Seminole’s One-Act and see the tremendous amount of preparation that goes into competing at the unique […]

Greetings from the Lone Star State

16 hours west of Oxford is the small town of Seminole, TX. Home to farmers, oil rig workers, teachers, and preachers. I’ll be here all week documenting the high school theatre department as the students prepare for the district One-Act play competition. This state-wide event is one of the largest theatrical competitions in the world […]

Cartha "Deke" DeLoach 1920-2013

Cartha DeLoach, the former deputy director of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover passed away yesterday in his home in South Carolina at the age of 92.  I had the privilege of interviewing him last year for our documentary on the integration of Ole Miss. He was incredibly kind and warm to us that day […]

Pepperdine LEADS

This past week, students from Pepperdine University spent their Spring Break visiting universities in the South as part of their leadership class talking to students, faculty, and staff about social action and justice. I had the privilege of meeting with the group for about an hour talking about my latest documentary Rebels: James Meredith & […]

TSUN of a Gun!

We were at the Tad Pad last night filming footage for an upcoming music video of the Ole Miss student duo King Kobraz. Their earlier song about Ole Miss Football standout Donte Moncrief coined the popular chant: Feed Moncrief! This time around, the King Kobras set their sights on Ole Miss basketball. The line of […]