The Gullah Project Participates in Film Festival

The Gullah Project continues to share its work and message with new audiences. Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water, and Culture of the Sea Islands is screening on Thursday, November 8th at the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. The film is one of the selected works-in-progress featured at the festival. The Gullah ProjectContinue reading “The Gullah Project Participates in Film Festival”

The Gullah Project is headed to Washington, DC!

Next week our director, Denise McGill, and producer, Sherard Duvall, are heading to the 2018 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington, DC! Our film, Gullah Gone: Preserving The Land, Water, and Culture of the Sea Islands is one of nine documentaries chosen to be a part of the Docs in Progess DX Pitch Program.Continue reading “The Gullah Project is headed to Washington, DC!”

Meet the Fall Gullah Project Volunteers

This fall, five students join the Gullah Project’s volunteer team. During this time, they will perform a wide range of tasks relating to their own professional areas of interest. These tasks include transcribing footage, creating posts for social media, writing blogs, editing, assisting the director and doing research for production. This will give the volunteersContinue reading “Meet the Fall Gullah Project Volunteers”

Los Angeles funding and distribution company partners with Gullah film

The Gullah Project continues to expand its team as we advance production on our one-hour documentary film Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water and Culture of the Sea Islands. In summer of 2017 we welcomed Los Angeles based funding and distribution company Brandon/Kane productions to our family. Currently living in Vietnam, husband and wife team VictorContinue reading “Los Angeles funding and distribution company partners with Gullah film”

Profiles of the Gullah: Brandon and Jordan Johnson

Profiles of the Gullah: Brandon and Jordan Johnson from Denise McGill on Vimeo. Siblings Brandon, left, and Jordan Johnson have lived on St. Helena Island their whole lives. Each year they work to raise collards, sweet potatoes and sugar cane with their grandfather, Ben Johnson Jr. Then the whole family helps to sell the produce at Heritage Days Celebration in November, and they allContinue reading “Profiles of the Gullah: Brandon and Jordan Johnson”

Film festival screenings bring awareness to Gullah/Geechee culture

Our team created a seven-minute overview of The Gullah Project to mark our progress. We entered the overview into film festivals as a short documentary. We are excited to report that out of nine entries, The Gullah Project overview was accepted into five festivals. It screened in five cities this spring. The screenings have raised awareness about GullahContinue reading “Film festival screenings bring awareness to Gullah/Geechee culture”

Introducing Jameah and Jamyah Moore

Twins Jameah and Jamyah Moore have lived on St. Helena Island their entire young lives. Their community involvement began when they started volunteering at Sara’ Reynolds Green’s Marshview Community Organic Farm at age 9. At Penn Center Heritage Days Festival in 2014, they performed in the Road of Remembrance play about the history of St. HelenaContinue reading “Introducing Jameah and Jamyah Moore”

The Gullah Project accepted to the 14th Annual Female Eye Film Festival

The Gullah Project has been accepted to the 14th Annual Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. The Gullah Project will screen in an International Documentary Program block on Wednesday, June 15th. Among the films in this block are The Nike Chariot Earring directed by Karen Audette and feature film Following Kina directed by Sonia Goldenberg followed by aContinue reading “The Gullah Project accepted to the 14th Annual Female Eye Film Festival”

The Gullah Project nominated for Best Documentary at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

The Gullah Project was nominated for Best Documentary at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in March. The winner for Best Documentary went to Lee’s 88 Keys, directed by Susan Robbins. She also won the award for Best Female Director. Despite not taking home the award, Cape Fear Independent Film Festival was a huge success for our team. TheContinue reading “The Gullah Project nominated for Best Documentary at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival”

The Gullah Project screens at Cape Fear Indep. Film Festival

We are excited to screen The Gullah Project at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival tonight at 7pm in Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center. It shows alongside Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal. We also screen The Gullah Project tomorrow Saturday, March 11th at 5:30pm. This screening will also be held at the Hannah S. BlockContinue reading “The Gullah Project screens at Cape Fear Indep. Film Festival”