Loads of talent join multicultural film team

An impressive lineup has joined the Gullah Gone filmmaking team, bringing formidable expertise to the project as we work to complete production. Byron Hurt is executive producer. The award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and anti-sexist activist will serve a mentoring role and consult every aspect of the one-hour documentary as it completes production. Hurt is an Emmy-nominated TV show hostContinue reading “Loads of talent join multicultural film team”

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”

Summer volunteers bond while learning about Gullah culture

When you make a difference in the life of one, it creates a ripple effect. As we continue to put our creative minds to work and discuss the need for land preservation on St. Helena Island, seven students from USC and Columbia College collaborate with us each week and assist with creating a change. TheseContinue reading “Summer volunteers bond while learning about Gullah culture”

Critically acclaimed film organization selects Gullah Documentary for sponsorship

In August of 2017, Gullah Gone: Preserving The Land, Water And Culture Of The Sea Islands made another giant leap forward. The film was one of the select few to be accepted by The Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) for fiscal sponsorship. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and wanted to share with our followers what thisContinue reading “Critically acclaimed film organization selects Gullah Documentary for sponsorship”

Meet The Gullah Project’s Volunteers

Five student volunteers from the University of South Carolina help make up Team Gullah this semester. While Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water and Culture of the Sea Islands is completing production, volunteers assist with the various film operations and gain hands on experience in their aspiring career fields. Through tagging and logging film footage, helping manageContinue reading “Meet The Gullah Project’s 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”

Going Home: My first Heritage Days experience

How did you first become aware of Heritage Days? Why did you attend this year? During my time with The Gullah Project I’ve logged footage of past Heritage festivals, and researched the Penn Center’s history. I came to understand that the annual event allows Gullah artists, farmers, and fishermen to celebrate their heritage with oneContinue reading “Going Home: My first Heritage Days experience”