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”

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”

Summer student volunteers advance production

By Kate Chatman Team Gullah is expanding significantly this summer with our largest group of students in history. Ten students from diverse backgrounds get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water and Culture of the Sea Islands. Some students are volunteering to enhance their interest in media careers, whileContinue reading “Summer student volunteers advance production”

Gullah Project goes to Charleston

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

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”

SCETV program explains connection between Gullah and African coastlines

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”

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”

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”