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documentary & industrial films and videos along with awards


(unless otherwise noted: producer, director, writer and editor)


A Perfect Stranger” 2008

half hour documentary on the life and times of Charles Morgan, a stranger I met at Starbucks


“WalkAmerica 2007- There’s Got to be a Way”

producer  & director

promo for WalkAmerica

song by Mariah Carey

AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Videographer Awards

GOLD Mar-Com Creative

SILVER Davey Awards


“Ezekiel’s Story” 2007

producer & director

story of the March of Dimes 2006 National Ambassador

AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Videographer Awards

"Metropolis Organism" 1973

short film examines the biological nature of cities

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON HUMAN ENVIRONMENT


“The Promise of Tomorrow” 2006

producer & director

profiles of March of Dimes Researchers

AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Videographer Awards

SILVER Mar-Com Creative

SILVER Davey Awards

BRONZE TELLY








"WalkAmerica 2006-Hero PSA”

producer, director & writer

BRONZE TELLY


"I’ll Stand by You" 2006

producer & director

volunteer recognition

song by The Pretenders

HONORABLE MENTION, THE COMMUNICATOR AWARDS

GOLD Mar-Com Creative


"Alexa’s Story" 2006

producer & director

story of the March of Dimes 2006 National Ambassador

AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Videographer Awards


"WalkAmerica 2005 - You're a Friend of Mine"

producer & director

promo for WalkAmerica 2005

song by Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne

GOLD REMI, Worldfest Houston

BRONZE TELLY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Videographer Awards


"WalkAmerica 2006-Hero" 2005

producer, director & writer

promo for WalkAmerica

song by Enrique Iglesias

BRONZE TELLY

SILVER Mar-Com Creative

THE COMMUNICATOR CRYSTAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

U.S. Int’l Film & Video Festival SILVER SCREEN AWARD

SILVER Davey Awards













“First Touch :30” 2005

producer, director & writer

March of Dimes mission PSA

SILVER Davey Awards

GOLD REMI, Worldfest Houston


"An Uncertain Journey" 2004

documentary on consequences of premature birth

PLATINUM REMI -  Worldfest Houston

BRONZE TELLY


"WalkAmerica with Kelley Hensley" 2003

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

WORLDFEST HOUSTON - Gold Award

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Videographer Awards

BRONZE TELLY.

THE COMMUNICATOR CRYSTAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


"A Silent Crisis" 2003

documentary on premature birth

with CNN's Soledad O'Brien

BRONZE AWARD -  Worldfest Houston

SILVER TELLY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Videographer Awards


"WalkAmerica 2004" 2003

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

with Soledad O'Brien

SILVER TELLY

GOLD REMI, Worldfest Houston

HONORABLE MENTION - Videographer Awards


"1 Out of 8" 2003

reality TV treatment of high-risk labor and delivery at the

Regional Medical Center,

Memphis, Tennessee

THE COMMUNICATOR CRYSTAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

SILVER TELLY

SILVER REMI, Worldfest Houston

AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Videographer Awards.


"We Believe" 2002

statement of purpose by March of Dimes volunteers

SILVER SCREEN AWARD - US International Film and Video Festival

BRONZE TELLY.


"Walking on Sunshine" 2001

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

with Kathy Ireland

THE COMMUNICATOR CRYSTAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

GOLD AWARD - Worldfest Houston

BRONZE TELLY

SILVER AWARD - American Corporate Video Awards.


"You Are So Beautiful" 2001

celebration of babies

with Joe Cocker's song

GOLD SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Worldfest Houston

GOLD AWARD - American Corporate Video Awards

GOLD CAMERA AWARD - US International Film and Video Festival

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Videographer Awards.


"Through the Ages" 2000

documentary on care of babies from antiquity to the present

BRONZE AWARD - American Corporate Video Awards

GOLD CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators

SILVER TELLY


"The Fighting Spirit" 2000

documentary on the work of the March of Dimes

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Videographer Awards

BRONZE TELLY

SILVER PLAQUE - Intercom, Chicago International Film and Video Festival.


"WalkAmerica 2000"

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

GOLD CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators

BRONZE TELLY.

GOLD CAMERA AWARD - US International Film and Video Festival









"WalkAmerica with Carl Lewis" 2000

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Videographer Awards.


"WalkAmerica with Kathy Ireland" 1999

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

SILVER PLAQUE - Intercom, Chicago International Film and Video Festival

SILVER TELLY

BRONZE CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators.


"WalkAmerica: Saving Babies" 1998

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

with Conni Marie Brazelton of "ER"

SILVER SCREEN AWARD - US International Film and Video Festival

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Videographer Awards.


"WalkAmerica with Melissa Gilbert" 1997

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

BRONZE CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators


"Acts of Courage" 1997

documentary on neonatal intensive care

SILVER CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators


"Walk for Someone You Love" 1996

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

music by Don Sebesky

BRONZE AWARD - Worldfest Houston


"The Lessons of Brownsville" 1995

documentary on the Anenchepally epidemic in Brownsville, Texas

GOLD CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators

GOLD AWARD - Worldfest Houston

GOLD PLAQUE - Intercom, Chicago International Film and Video Festival


"Dreams Make Miracles" 1995

documentary on birth defects research

with polio pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk

SILVER CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators

SILVER AWARD - Worldfest Houston

FINALIST - International Health and Medical Film Festival

SILVER HUGO AWARD - Intercom, Chicago International Film and Video Festival.


"Wonderwalk, A World of Wonder" 1994

promo for March of Dimes children's fundraising event

SILVER PLAQUE - Chicago International Film and Video Festival


"In Our Hands" 1994

documentary on the neonatal "Newborn Center" Memphis, Tennessee

SILVER SCREEN AWARD - US International Film and Video Festival

SILVER CINDY - Association of Visual Communicators


"One Step at a Time" 1994

promo for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

GOLD AWARD - US International Film and Video Festival


"Motorcycle Rally" 1993

producer & director

promo for "Ride" fundraising event

with Peter Fonda


"The Rescue" 1993

dramatization of the rescue of a baby who stops breathing at home

SILVER AWARD - Worldfest Houston


"Unity in Diversity" 1992

half hour documentary on ancient Roman civilization

with Geraldine Ferraro


"Project Italia" 1991

promo film for the Italic Studies Institute

with Tony LoBianco


"Alert" 1989

producer

security training video for Pan Am Airlines


"Word Perfect" 1989

for AT&T

24 half-hour software training tapes


"Sarah in Wonderland" 1989

documentary on the March of Dimes national ambassador


"UNIX" 1987

producer

24 half-hour software training tapesfor AT&T


"Executive Summary" 1987

produced & directed

AT&T sales tool for "UNIX" series


"It's Up to Me" 1984

documentary promoting a healthy pregnancy

music by Lucy Simon


"The Same Inside" 1983

on mainstreaming handicapped children in school

music by Lucy Simon

SILVER PLAQUE - Chicago International Film Festival

RED RIBBON - American Film Festival

FIRST PRIZE - San Francisco International Film Festival

THE CHRIS PLAQUE - Columbus Film Festival


"Reunion" 1983

director & editor

Documentary film on a 35th reunion at Eisenhower High School, Norristown, Pennsylvania


"Reading Olympics" 1978

promo for reading fundraiser

with Dorothy Hamill


"Penny and Ann" 1975

documentary on occupational therapy for the blind

RED RIBBON - AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION FILM FESTIVAL


"Hitchhike I, II, III" 1973

hitchhiking documentaries shot on the first generation of portable video equipment.  an early progenitor of reality TV that is a classic still in demand from Videographe, Montreal


"Country Music, Montreal" 1971

half hour documentary about the country music scene in Montreal

With Johnny Cash

Broadcast on WNET and CBC