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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 […]

BEAUTIFUL JIM

PREMIERES AT 7PM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH AT THE LYRIC THEATRE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THACKER.  Jimbeau will perform on the Thacker Mountain Radio Show (begins at 6) and we will screen the movie immediately following the show.  Come for Thacker and stay for the movie!  It’s all FREE!!! I’ve always been a believer in serendipity, especially […]

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

Welcome Janisse Ray

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

Media and Documentary Projects and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture were pleased to have been able to help sponsor Janisse Ray’s Earth Day Lecture as the last event in the Environmental Studies Spring Film and Lecture Series.  And we are happy to post the audio from that lecture here.  Enjoy Janisse Ray […]

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 […]

A REPRESENTATIVE OF MYSELF

Frank Kirtley is a Methodist minister, living historian, and firearms enthusiast. In this chapter of “Mississippi Stories”, Frank weaves his position on gun control through American history and his myriad of life experiences to explain why he is A REPRESENTATIVE OF MYSELF. A film by Rex Jones.