has been honored with more than 115 international awards for
creative excellence in film production,
including: Cannes, Clio, Addy, Chicago, San Francisco, New
York, The Christopher Award, Brussels, Atlanta, Cine Golden
Eagle, Intl. Film & TV Festival of NY, Industrial Photography,
Printing Industry of America, US Industrial, Arriflex, Tempere,
Finland, Moscow, Seoul, Korea (4 times), Concorto (Italy),
Golden Horse (Taipei) and Miami.
He also has been the producer, director, writer and/or cameraman
on more than 300 motion picture and video productions.
These include TV
specials, theatrical feature films, documentaries, TV commercials,
and film for business and industry for such firms as: Coca-Cola,
Ford, General Motors, Exxon, Arco, Shell, NASA, USIA, Paramount,
Celanese and Union Carbide. He
founded an International
Film Society in 1961 to present a quality film festival
for the Independent filmmakers. The
Society evolved into WorldFest,
International Film Festival, in 1968, and became the third
competitive international film festival in North America,
following San Francisco and New York. It is the oldest film
festival in the South, and the longest running film festival
in the world under the same festival Director & Founder,
now 46 years and counting! Yikes!
United States Coast Guard, USMM (Ret)
US Merchant Marine
Member of the International Jury: Cork (Ireland) Int'l
Film Festival, Teheran (Iran) Int'l Film Festival, Tempere
(Finland) Int'l Film Festival, Krakow (Poland) Int'l Film
Festival, Varna (Bulgaria) Int'l Film Festival, &
Sitges (Spain) Int'l Film Festival. President of the Intl
Jury for the Concorto Intl Film
Festival in Pontenure, Italy.
Bilbao (Spain) Int'l Film Festival & La Rochelle (France)
International Film Festival International Jury, Concorto
(Italy) Intl Film Festival, Presented the Golden Bell
(Academy Award for Best Director) in the Seoul, Korea
Festival, June 2007. Member of the Intl Jury of the Seoul
Drama Awards, 2009 & 2011, Seoul, Korea.
is a graduate of The College of William & Mary, Fine Arts/Philosophy,
and the John Marshall University, School of Law. His hobbies
skiing, scuba diving, International travel, horseback riding,
smallbore rifle, trap & skeet, wines, and gourmet cooking.