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VanDerKloot Films collection

VanDerKloot Films collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: VanDerKloot Films collection
Creator: Vanderkloot, William
Inclusive Dates: 1940s-2012
Language(s): English
Extent: 14 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3840
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William VanDerKloot is an independent director and producer whose 30-year career includes short films, television documentaries and theatrical features. Over the years he has traveled the world producing films on a range of subjects from public sculpture to ethnic history; from southern blues to environmental science. He has won over one hundred international film and television awards, including twelve CINE Golden Eagles and the George Foster Peabody Award.

He created of the award-winning Little Mammoth Media children's programs, The BIG Adventure Series, which are licensed in over 30 countries. VanDerKloot's projects have been distributed on such venues as PBS, Discovery, Turner Broadcasting, CNN, HBO, Showtime, domestic and international homevideo, as well as VOD and theatrical release.

Based in Atlanta, VanDerKloot was the founder and president of Magick Lantern, a full service, 22,000 square-foot post-production house with a fully-equipped sound stage and television production studio. He is also the founding director of the Atlanta Film and Video Festival and he has written about filmmaking for such industry publications as American Cinematographer.

You can find more information on his website,

Scope and Content

This collection consists of research and production files created by VanDerKloot Films for a number of documentaries including Flying the Secret Sky: The Story of the RAF Ferry Commandy, World of Audobon, Iron Horse, and Cumberland: Island in Time.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

VanDerKloot Films collection, ms3840, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cumberland Island (Ga.)
Documentary films.
VanDerKloot Films
World War, 1939-1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Flying the Secret Sky
2World of Audobon
3Carter Center video projects
4Cumberland Island research
5Cumberland Island research
6Flying the Secret Sky
7World of Audobon
8Iron Horse
9Cumberland Island
10Flying the Secret Sky and misc.
11Cumberland Island
12Astro Compass
13Cumberland Island research and project files
14America Project, MARTA Feasibility video, Prizzi's Honor, Cumberland Island project
15Time and Dreams : Atlanta Olympic Film script
16Cumberland Island project, RJR Nasbisco Inc. scripts, UGA Libraries special collections project, UGA promotional spot project, The Big Rescue, The Big Zoo, The Big Aircraft Carrier, The Big Submarine, Columbia Theological Seminary field footage log