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Grant being offered for Southeastern documentary film makers


I am looking for a professionally trained film maker to partner with me on this grant application.  The foundation isaccepting applications for nonfiction documentary projects To be eligible, applicants must have a U.S. Social Security number or a U.S. federal tax ID number, eighteen years of age or older, and reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. Applicants need not have a fiscal sponsor to apply for a grant.



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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    Hi Richard
    This is totally off subject but am moving to Savannah by end of June so once settled in there can do local research for you. will be only mile & 1/2 from Savannah Main Library & other government building, etc. Good excuse to get out & about. Let me know what you think of offer.

    • Locate and measure those mounds!!!!! Marcia, there is a cluster of mounds, just southeast of Downtown, which dated from 3545 BC to 1000 BC.


    Hello I own a small award nominated film production company. We previously worked on a historical native American reenactment short. My company is female owned. We have a vast knowledge and a good crew to call upon when needed. I am in central Florida. We hope to hear from you.

    Jill Camacho

    • Are you located in one of the Southeastern states? That is a requirement.


    This should be up your alley…under separate cover, I will have a recommendation for you.


    I do not know whether or not you are familiar with this fellow, but he seems to meet your qualifications

    Gary C. Daniels is a tv and multimedia producer and the founder of and He holds a BFA in Television Production from the Savannah College of Art & Design and a Master’s in Communications from Georgia State University where his Master’s Thesis project,, earned a Roger K. Warlick Best Media Project award from the Georgia Historical Society. He has produced documentary and interactive projects for the Teaching American History grant, been nominated for an Emmy and has appeared on History Channel’s H2 network.

    • We found a professional film maker who actually grew up in the Nacoochee Valley, and has already won awards for the documentaries that he created on the Nacoochee Mound and Track Rock Terrace Complex.


    I am not a film-maker, but I am a creative, intelligent, inquisitive semi-modern human being, and I would love to get involved in this project with you! There is so much I could say to sell myself, but we’re not in an elevator… I would be delighted to talk more with you about all that you do, all that I have to offer, and potential opportunities for us to collaborate. Hope to talk soon!


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