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LA FRONTERA DISPATCH – VOL. 2

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Documentaries, LA FRONTERA
LA FRONTERA DISPATCH – VOL. 2

Welcome to week 2 of LA FRONTERA. Sunday 11/02 Went to Socorro and visited with Tanya Carbajal and family at her grandmother’s farm. Tanya is the daughter of Orlando Carbajal, a farmer we met in Fort Hancock last week. Tanya is a student in journalism and new media at UTEP, and she is just as good in […]

LA FRONTERA DISPATCH – VOL. 1

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Documentaries, LA FRONTERA
LA FRONTERA DISPATCH – VOL. 1

Welcome to the chronicle of week 1 of LA FRONTERA. My plan to publish daily dispatches proved to be much too ambitious, so instead I shall be issuing weekly digests of our adventure. Saturday 10/25 Made it to Abilene in about 11 hours. Dodged a couch in the middle of six lanes of traffic on I-10; […]

LA FRONTERA – INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MARKER #1

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Documentaries, LA FRONTERA
LA FRONTERA – INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MARKER #1

Just got back from a scout trip to tomorrow morning’s launching point of our expedition.

BEAUTIFUL JIM @ Delta State’s Diversity in Performance Series TONIGHT @ 7P

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in BEAUTIFUL JIM, Documentaries

http://www.deltastate.edu/news-and-events/event/diversity-in-performance-series-2/

LA FRONTERA

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in LA FRONTERA

In one week, I’ll be commencing production on my latest feature, LA FRONTERA, which will chronicle the journey of Mark Hainds as he walks the 1200-mile length of the Rio Grande as it borders Texas and Mexico. I’ll be updating the blog as we make our way east from El Paso to Boca Chica, but in the meantime, […]

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 […]

I have to Write

“I Have To Write” from UM Media Documentary Projects on Vimeo. This is a short documentary on author Frank Tuttle. I’ve always wanted to do a documentary on my husband and now seemed as good a time as any. I hope you enjoy! Karen Tuttle

Rex Hits the Road

Rex Jones, aka the new guy, has hit the road in search of Mississippi Stories. The first installment in this new MDP project, “Cherish the Music,” features M.B. Green, a custom instrument maker and musician from Louin. Nice job Rex. We can’t wait to who’s next.

They Didn't Get Famous (but Camilla might!)

Camilla Ann Aikin just completed an independent study with MDP’s Andy Harper on the Southern independent music scene in the 1980s.  The class, which consisted of research, writing, and oral history interviews culminates with a short film.  And here it is! Please note that this is the earlier class version. The finished version is here.