Filmmakers

Laura Axelrod PictureLaura Axelrod
(Writer/Director/Voiceover)

Laura Axelrod is a writer, playwright, and actor. Her plays have been performed in New York City, California and Europe.

In 2013, her play, “Searching for the Sign” received Honorable Mention in American Blue Theater’s 2013 Blue Ink Contest. It also had a public reading at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska.

Her play, “Everybody In This House,” is available for purchase through Original Works.

Laura created Project 1968, a blog story, based on her full-length play, “War is Kind.” Educause Review cited the project as an example of Web 2.0 storytelling. As well, her instructional article on writing monologues has been used in college and secondary school classrooms throughout the world.

Her entertainment articles and book reviews have appeared in The Birmingham News (Ala) and al.com, Alabama’s largest newsgathering site. Newhouse News Service distributed her reviews, which were subsequently published by The Houston Chronicle, Seattle Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Grand Rapids Press and other newspapers across the country.

Laura was also contributor at the Clyde Fitch Report, covering arts and politics.

She received an MFA and BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. She won several awards during college, including the John L. Golden Award for Playwright with Most Potential.

 

Greg Richter PictureGreg Richter
(Cinematography/Editor)

Greg Richter became interested in how films are made when he was 10 years old. He studied camera angles and edits of his favorite TV shows and wondered how they were done. Then he got his hands on his father’s old 8mm camera and began making movies with friends and cousins.

He put filmmaking aside to study journalism, making a career in newspapers and photography, working as a copy editor, blogger and web producer at The Birmingham News. One of his projects included a website dedicated to Lynryd Skynyrd’s song, “Sweet Home Alabama.”

He was also a reporter/photographer at the Daily Mountain Eagle and The Cullman Times.

Throughout his journalism career, Greg has won numerous awards from The Associated Press and the Alabama Press Association.

Greg also served as on the Board of Directors for the Cullman Oktoberfest and Cullman County Historical Society. He was President of the Cullman County Historical Society in 2013.

Since returning to filmmaking, Greg has been involved in an online series interviewing a book author and covering an old-fashioned farm day. He also shot and edited a documentary on a rural community theater that boasts an impressive theater space.

He has co-authored a book, “Legendary Locals of Cullman County” with Kay Cagle. He also is a freelance writer for Newsmax.