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”
We are proud to announce our film has been accepted to the 9th annual Charleston International Film Festival. The Gullah Project will screen Saturday, November 5th in the 2 PM block of short films at Charleston Music Hall. The entire film festival takes place November 2 – 6 in downtown Charleston. It’s an honor to be invited to suchContinue reading “Gullah Project goes to Charleston”
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”
I’m expanding my knowledge base by finding films and books about Gullah culture that I’ve previously missed. I’ll share some of them as I make my way through. Many thanks to Amy Shumaker @shu2833, executive producer at #SCETV, for providing links to some of these hard-to-find programs! Recently I saw Family Across the Sea, a 57-minute documentaryContinue reading “SCETV program explains connection between Gullah and African coastlines”
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”
We’re getting noticed! The Gullah Project‘s Director Denise McGill talks food and agriculture in this exclusive Q&A with About Harvest’s Nancy O’Mallon. About Harvest provides quality stories about food and agriculture in order to inform, entertain, and connect the public to the food that is on their plates. Click the photograph below to read the full article.