Everyone (and Everything) Has a Story to Tell
To me, truth is more fascinating than fiction. Documentaries allow us to give a creative treatment to reality.
While working at Cornerstone TeleVision Network, I was assigned an hour-long documentary about six different soldiers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. With a very limited crew and budget, I produced, wrote, and edited the entire project. The program took an enormous amount of research to complete and includes dozens of historical photographs from the Library of Congress. However, all the work was worth it when Cornerstone aired the documentary and received very positive feedback from viewers.
The AMC Pacer ....an Emmy Award-winning Story
Since I have an interest in automobiles, it only seemed natural to make a documentary about one. The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer is the true story of one of the most misunderstood vehicles of all time. I interviewed former AMC employees, automotive historians, mechanics, and even Pacer owners to uncover the fascinating history of this car. In 2014, the film won 3rd Place at the 35th Annual College Television (Emmy) Awards.
Other Documentary Projects
Not every documentary has to be historical. I had the great opportunity to produce and edit this piece for Father's Day while working at Cornerstone TeleVision Network.
The Love of a Father is the story of Paul Bixler, the son of Cornerstone's founders, and his relationship with his dad, Russ. This touching and emotional video was used on our special Father's Day program and received a lot of attention on social media after it aired.
In the spring of 2012, I helped produce a documentary about a group of college students who went on "alternative spring breaks" where, instead of partying, they helped fix homes for those in need.
Spring Break with a Purpose chronicled the work of these students as they traveled to three different locations in the Southeastern U.S. In 2012, the show won "Best Special Broadcast" from College Broadcasters, Inc.
Coming Soon...an ALL-NEW Car Documentary
After the success of the AMC Pacer documentary, I decided to produce a full-length film on the complete history of American Motors Corporation. It's only been 30 years since AMC left the automotive market, yet this incredible history is largely forgotten.
This is not just a movie for gearheads. The story of American Motors is about technology, engineering, art, style, business, economics, people, personalities, and politics. It's an important part of our nation's history, and it needs to be told.
American Motors was a vibrant company with thousands of employees and millions of customers. Its cars and trucks were truly unique. This film is about
those vehicles, the people who made them, and their impact on our world.