Tracy Heather Strain
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Looking for Two Experienced APs for Documentaries

Started Jul 14, 2014 0 Replies

Hi,Randy MacLowry and I are looking for two experienced APs to work with us on two different two-hour documentary projects. One is our independent documentary about Lorraine Hansberry and the other…Continue

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Workshop Year
2001
Education
• part-time continuing education student, Web + Interactive Design certificate program, Rhode Island School of Design
• Ed.M., Technology, Innovation & Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
• A.B., American Studies, Wellesley College
Company or station:
The Film Posse
Your url(s) including your website, facebook, linkedin or other profiles:
thefilmposse.com
facebook.com/thefilmposse
twitter.com/thefilmposse

hansberryproject.com
facebook.com/hansberrydocumentary
twitter.com/hansberrydoc

tracyheatherstrain.com
linkedin.com/in/thstrain
twitter.com/thstrain
Genre(s) you work in:
history, public affairs, science, children's, arts, performance, new media, local interest
Professional credits:
producer, director, writer, researcher, independent media maker, interactive media maker
Best way to contact me:
thstrain [at] thefilmposse [dot] com

Professional Highlights

DOCUMENTARY FILM & BROADCAST TV

Director/Producer, Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project (in-progress) The Film Posse, Boston, MA. Developing and producing this transmedia storytelling project featuring the first feature-length documentary about A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Coordinating Producer, "The Mine Wars" (in-progress)
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, The Film Posse/WGBH, Boston, MA. 
A story about West Virginia's coal mine wars.

Coordinating Producer, "The Rise and Fall of Penn Station"
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, The Film Posse/WGBH, Boston, MA. 
A story about the famed Pennsylvania Station in New York City.

Co-Producer, "Silicon Valley"
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, The Film Posse/WGBH, Boston, MA.
 A story about the history of the technological region that became known as Silicon Valley.

Business Affairs Manager, "The Illusion of Time"
THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS, The Film Posse for WGBH/NOVA, Boston, MA. Series broadcasts November 2011.

Field Director/Producer
ROOTS OF HEALTH, The Film Posse for Linda Harrar Productions, Boston, MA.

Director/Co-Producer, “When the Bough Breaks
UNNATURAL CAUSES, The Film Posse for Vital Pictures, Boston, MA.
Series honors include 2009 duPont Columbia University Silver Baton.

Director/Producer, "Building the Alaska Highway"
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, The Film Posse (formerly Diner Media)/WGBH, Boston, MA.
The highest rated episode of the strand’s 2004-2005 season.

Director/Writer/Segment Producer
GREATER BOSTON ARTS, WGBH Boston Media Productions, Boston, MA.


Director/Writer/Producer, “The Story We Tell
RACE: The Power of an Illusion, California Newsreel, San Francisco, CA.


Producer
ADRIFT, Night Train Pictures, Boston, MA.


Director/Writer/Producer, “Bright Like a Sun” and “The Dream Keepers”
I’LL MAKE ME A WORLD: A CENTURY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTS, Blackside, Boston, MA.
Series honors include George Foster Peabody Award and Organization of American Historians Erik Barnouw Award.

Associate Producer, “We Have a Plan”
Researcher, “Mean Things Happening”
THE GREAT DEPRESSION, Blackside, Boston, MA
. Series honors include Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.

Associate Producer
DISCOVER: THE WORLD OF SCIENCE, The Chedd-Angier Production Company, Watertown, MA.
Researched, developed and produced science segments for public television series hosted by Peter Graves.

EDUCATIONAL, ONLINE, EXHIBIT & CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Director/Writer/Producer
A BAKER'S DOZEN: 13 ESSENTIAL DONUT STORIES (in progress)
The Film Posse. An interactive exhibit and web-based work-in-progress that explores material culture, history, art, business, race and food consumption through engaging adventures into the world of doughnuts.

Director/Writer/Producer
RACE: Are We So Different?, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN/American Anthropological Association, Arlington, VA.
Seven-minute hosted introduction video for traveling exhibit.

Director/Writer/Producer, Henry Hampton Remembrances
EYES ON THE PRIZE (DVD), PBS Video, Arlington, VA.
Developed and produced a 15-minute video from an interview with the late executive producer and Blackside, Inc. founder for inclusion on the series DVD release.

Director/Writer/Producer/Talent
CONFESSIONS OF A SKATING ADDICT, The Film Posse (formerly Diner Media) for WGBH's Boston Media Productions.

Director/Writer/Producer
CAPTIVE PASSAGE: The Transatlantic Slave Trade & the Making of the Americas, Northern Light Productions, Inc., Boston, MA/The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, VA.
Six-minute exhibit video plus audio presentations.

Director/Writer/Producer
EVOLVING IDEAS: Videos for Students, Educational Productions, WGBH, Boston, MA.
Seven short videos for videotape and web streaming based on the Evolution public television series; a 2002 Telly Award winner.

Director/Writer/Producer
THINKING BIG, Educational Productions, WGBH.
Twelve-minute video for middle school students based on the Building Big public television series.

Director/Writer/Co-Producer
Exhibit Videos on Martin Luther King, Jr., Northern Light Productions and National Park Service, Harpers Ferry, WV.
Six exhibit videos for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors Center in Atlanta, GA. Honors include CINDY Gold Medal and Worldfest Houston International Film and Video Festival Gold Award, and National Educational Media Network Film & Video Competition Silver Apple Award.

Production Manager, “Play Date
SESAME STREET, Mark Harris for Children’s Television Workshop, New York, NY.


Production Manager
CONSTITUTION’S UNFINISHED BUSINESS, WITF (PBS), Harrisburg, PA.


DRAMATIC FEATURE FILM
Development/Production Coordinator
SCS Films/SCS Communications, New York, NY.
Identified domestic and foreign properties for development—evaluated scripts, books, films, videos, and works-in-progress. Coordinated contact with agents, producers, writers, and directors. Monitored Uganda production of Mississippi Masala and assisted in post-production and delivery to distributor.

Acquisitions/Production Coordinator
Cinecom Entertainment/SCS Communications, New York, NY.
Identified properties for acquisition. Projected 35mm films for in-house screenings.

Art Department Coordinator
MISSISSIPPI MASALA for Masala Films/Mirabai Films, Greenwood, MS & New York, NY.
Managed the art department's administration and budget, conducted research and purchased materials for director Mira Nair's drama. Aided in set construction, prop creation, painting, and set dressing. Also served as member of second-unit; served as female lead’s driving double; and assisted unit photographer.

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NEH, Kickstarter & Growing Hansberry Team

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 8:09pm 0 Comments

Jamila Wignot joined our Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project officially last summer.  We will be directing the project's feature-length documentary together, and producing with Randy MacLowry. We are so excited that she's agreed to apply her enormous talent on…

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