Film & Video Production Alumni

Our FVP alumni are independent filmmakers and industry professionals in the Mid-South and across the country.

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Jason Alexander - Photographer/Editor, WBBJ-TV, Jackson, TN.

Kenneth Armstrong - Correctional Counselor, Tennessee Department of Corrections

Patrick Artus - Production assistant on "America's Next Top Model." "Dancing With the Stars." (L.A.)

Andy Babbin - Gaffer (On various independent films) – "18 Fingers of Death", "God's Waiting List", "Something's Wrong in Kansas", "Detective"

Barry Barclay - Production Coordinator (features) & Production Manager (Reality TV) – "America's Next Top Model", "The Break Up", Cursed", "Identity", "The Sweetest Thing", "Scream 3", "Charlie's Angels." (L.A.)

Matt Beickert - Owner/operator of TV II, a multimedia communications firm, Memphis.

Sean Bloemer - Owner/operator of Sean Bloemer Productions. Specializing in commercials, music videos, and still photography. (Memphis)

Amy Brown - Owner and Operator of a Documentary film company. (North Carolina).

Jeff Bryant - Owner/Operator, Bryant Media Group

Camilla Buoni - Director of Videography for Snap Happy Productions, Memphis.

Ronnie Carney - Senior Communications Specialist, Fed Ex Services, Memphis.

Mandy Carson-Ingram - After four years working in production sound in England, Mandy became a camerawoman and editor in the news division of the BBC.

Jim Casey - Managing Editor, True North Custom Publishing, Chattanooga, TN.

Brian Churchill - Independent producer and director. Owner of Churchill Studios, Inc., Memphis. Co-founder of Grade One Entertainment. (Memphis)

John Paul Clark - Director of Photography on features and music videos, including "The Grace Card." Owner of Firefly Grip and Electric. (Memphis)

Chuck Cooper - Director/production designer. (N.Y.)

Michael Cruikshank - Camera Assistant (on various TV shows and Movies) – "Deadwood", "Southland Tales", "Petomane: Parti avec le vent, Le"

Liz Daggett - Independent filmmaker and Coordinator for CODA (Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts).  

Andy Dean - Owner, Dean Film and Video, Memphis.

Tom Dean - Gaffer. Wilmington, N.C.

Sam Dlugach - Colorist. Credits include the TV series "Frazier," and many features, including "The Conscientious Objector," "Family," and "Dopamine." (L.A.)

Jeremy Donaldson - Director of Photography, Mabus Agency Tallahassee, Fl.

Brad Ellis - Independent filmmaker. Co-founder of Old School Films. Directing credits include "Act One," which won the Hometown Award at the Indie Memphis Film Festival. (Memphis)

Sarah Fleming - Independent producer/director. Co-founder of "Live From Memphis," a grassroots organization representing Memphis music, film and the arts.

Dana Shea Gabrion – Supervising Producer CBS Television, Co-Executive Producer - "America's Next Top Model"; Supervising Producer - "Who's Your Daddy?" , "T.H.E.M."; Exec. In Charge of Production - "Kitchen Trends", Line Producer - "The Skateboard Show", "Dreamchasers", "Ultimate Reality"; Reality Production Consultant for the WB Network & Turner Television. The University Alumni Association named Dana "Outstanding Young Alumna" in 2011. (L.A.)

Zach Glover - Videographer, Memphis Bar Association.

Jacob M. Hall - Filmaker, GFQ Studios

Olivia Hickox - Cowdry - Production Coordinator, NZK Productions, L.A.

Kristen Hill - Instructor, University of Memphis Department of Communication and Film

Edward Helmers - Senior Lighting Artist, Bethesda Game Studios

Geo Holmes - Director/Director of Photography. Owner/operator of Beale Street Studios. Clients include the PGA, NCAA and CBS Sports. (Memphis)

Eric Huber - "Video Scholar" at the Church Health Center and Assistant Professor at Rhodes College, Memphis.

Matt Hunter - Feature and Television Intern at The Chernin Group, L.A.

Hayden Jackson - Location Sound Mixer for Discovery, Harpo, VH1, ESPN, HBO, etc. (Chicago)

Justin Jaggers - Media Specialist, Northcentral Electric Power Association

Anwar Jamison - Digital Media Lead Instructor, Arkansas State University Mid-South.

Michelle Jarvis - Principal Creative Director. 68 Pictures, Pasadena, CA.

Jon Lancaster - Customer Service Manager, Lens Rentals

Francheska Landfair - Master Board Controller, Fox 13 News Memphis

Chet Leonard - Location sound. Credits include "Waking Up in Reno," "A Time to Kill," "In Good Company," and "Lost Highway." (L.A.)

Caleb Lovett, Video Production Specialist, Hope Church

Tarrin McGhee - Owner, Pique Public Relations

Shannon McIntosh - Senior Executive VP at Miramax. Credits include: Producer on "The Hateful Eight;" Executive Producer on "Django Unchained;" the rap documentary, "Rhyme and Reason;" and "Four Friends and a Movie" (the making of "Four Rooms"). (L.A.)

Bart Mallard - Actor, director. (Memphis)

Justin Malone, Film Director, Freelance

Brian Manis - Producer and Development head for Davis Entertainment – "Garfield's A Tale of Two Kitties", "Dr. Dolittle 3", "Garfield." (L.A.)

Calvin Miller - Video producer/editor/media consultant at calvinmillervideos, Memphis.

Andrew Neninger (a.k.a. Kentucker Audley) - Named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2007. Films include "Team Picture" and "Family Tree." (Memphis)

Mark Norris - Producer. Co-founder of Old School Pictures. Credits include "Act One," which won the Hometown Award at the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

Jim O'Donnel - Director. Credits include the documentaries, "Ray for the NBA" and "The Party Ain't Stopped Yet." Investigative Producer at ABC7, San Francisco, CA.

Leo O'Sullivan - Writer (with one script optioned to Al Pacino about "Napoleon" w/ Michael Radford set to direct AND another MOW for ABC about the making of the movie "JAWS". (L.A.)

John Olivio - Independent filmmaker. Credits include "Stranded in Canton." (Memphis)

Olusegun Olukayode, Director/Producer, Melody Imaging Koncept

Ryan Parker - Director of Photography. Credits include "Feral," "Only Child," and "Sweet, Sweet, Lonely Girl." (New York / Memphis)

Marius Penczner - Producer/writer/director/editor. Features - "I Was A Zombie For the F.B.I.;" Music Videos - ZZ Top, the Everly Brothers, Travis Tritt; Commercials; Political Media Campaigns, including Clinton-Gore, 1996. (Washington, D.C.)

Sue Lynn Perry - Production Manager for Running Pony Productions. Sue Lynn received a 2005 Mid South Regional Emmy for her commercial television work. (Memphis)

David Perry - Editor. API Photography; Thompson and Company Marketing Communications. (Memphis).

Dexter Pierce - Director, Writer & Actor

Juli S. Pitzer - Video Production Manager at The University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas).

Wes Pollard - Promotion Director, WREG, TV, Memphis.

John Pouncy - Camera Assistant (on various TV shows and Movies) – "The District", "Strange Wilderness", "The Third Nail", "9/Tenths", "You Got Served", "Joy Ride"

Richard Rawling - Editor at Elephant Films, Memphis.

Andy Romaine - Digital Effects Artist – "Fantastic Four", "Sin City", "Elektra", "Taxi", "Exorcist: The Beginning", "The Last Samurai" (L.A.)

Rachel Ross, Freelance Videographer, Selp employed

Cynthia Runions - Independent producer. Credits include "Dummy" (Atlanta)

Jay Russell - Writer/Director - Credits include many television documentaries and the features, "End of the Line," "My Dog Skip," and " Ladder 49." (L.A.)

Joe Sanford - Producer/director/editor/videographer; owner of Pelican Pictures, New Orleans.

John Saunders - Assistant Director on many films and TV episodes including, "The Hunger Games," "John Wick" and "Vice Principles."

Jonas Schubach - Cinema topgrapher, Freelance

Drew Smith - Director of Strategic Communications at Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis). Drew was previously a producer at Running Pony Productions

Steven Snyder - MFA candidate at Chapman University (L.A.)

Lynn Sitler - Executive Director of the Memphis and Shelby County Film Commission.

Paul Sloan - Vice President/Creative Services Director, at KSAZ-TV, Phoenix, Arizona.

Lisa Stanley - Thompson and Company Marketing Communications. (Memphis).

Matt Stevens - Screenwriter (Obscenity, Psycho Bitch), script analyst, film reviewer for E! Online. Matt's short film "The Making of Killer Kite," received the student Emmy for Best Comedy and he was an assistant professor at Florida State University. He is author of "Script Partners: What Makes Film and TV Writing Teams Work" with Claudia Johnson. (L.A.)

Matt Stiegemeyer - Senior Director, Canada Client Relations and Partnerships, ETS Educational Testing Center

David Stotts - After being Promotion Manager for WHBQ-TV, Memphis, and winning many Regional Emmy Awards for audio, direction and editing, David is now with the NBA San Antonio Spurs.

Dot Stovall - Promotions Director. WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN.

Chris Sutherland - Chief videographer for WREG-TV, Memphis.

Jonathon Thomason - Creative Director, Master Video Productions, Memphis.

Mark Volzer - Managing Partner, Bravura Productions, Washington, D.C.

Mellissa Waldron - Radio Producer; Winner of the James Beard Award for "The Leonard Lopate Show." (N.Y.)

Julian Williams - Independent filmmaker and DP whose works have been screened in venues across the country, including the IndieMemphis, Nashville Independent, Carolina Film and Video, Atlanta Underground, Athens and Rochester Film Festivals. Julian is an instructor atWatkins Film School in Nashville.

Gina Wright - Radio and Television Producer/Director for eight years; fourteen years experience as an editor on network TV shows for CMT and TNN, award winning music videos, commercials, corporate videos and features. 1998 Mid South Emmy Award nominee and Gold Medal Award at Worldfest Houston Film Festival for documentary, Joe Ely. Instructor at Watkins Film School, Nashville.

Z. Eric Yang - Winner of the 2008 Student Academy Award, Eric is now a Creative Executive at Alibaba Pictures.

Brittany Zambrano (MA, FVP '23)
Office Coordinator at Lipman Early Learning & Research Center, University of Memphis