Telling the stories of the most storied place

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 […]

A Conversation with Cartha DeLoach

Back in June, I travelled down to the home of retired F.B.I. deputy director Cartha “Deke” DeLoach to interview him for our documentary film Rebels: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss. While we were there, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies Director and retired F.B.I. agent Carl Jensen sat down with Mr. DeLoach […]

Power to the Students

Last evening, I spent some time at the Powerhouse Theatre giving a filmmaking workshop to an energetic group of middle school acting students. We talked about some of the types of shots you do when making a movie and how lighting can improve the quality and feel of your image. Here’s a test we did […]

More Lessons

Today was the final day of filming at Oxford Elementary as we interviewed over 40 third graders about the film they watched yesterday and what they would ask Bonnie Consolo, the woman born with no arms, if they met her. It was tight quarters but I wanted to use our new silk scrim to diffuse […]

Lessons Learned From Third Graders

We were filming today at Oxford Middle School for the first of two days of taping. As a small part of an extensive look at the history of special education in America, two classes of Oxford Middle School third graders were shown the award winning 1975 film A Day in the Life of Bonnie Consolo. […]

Joe on the Mississippi Arts Hour

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

MDP Senior Producer Joe York was recently interviewed on MPB for the Mississippi Arts Hour by our old friend and former student Mary Margaret Miller White.  Thanks to Mary Margaret and all our friends at the Mississippi Arts Commission. Click on the link below to hear the interview. Listen to Joe on Mississippi Arts Hour.


David Frazier is a fly fisherman who favors the small rivers and streams of Mississippi. For him, it’s not necessarily about the catch, but the experience. Join him on the Chunky River one beautiful Fall morning to see why SIZE DON’T MATTER in this latest edition of Mississippi Stories. SIZE DON’T MATTER from UM Media […]

Crossing Chunky Waters

Growing up in Hickory, Mississippi, about five miles from the Chunky River, I had floated it many times in the past, but never after the leaves turned. Little did I know what I’d been missing. I recently went fishing with David Frazier, fly fisherman extraordinaire, and was amazed at the Fall beauty of the river […]