Gretchen Robinson | Filmmakers on Folkstreams

Gretchen Robinson

Native of Lincoln County, NC. Bachelors degree in communications, minor in art,

Winthrop College, plus education courses for teacher's certificate. Taught high

school journalism, filmmakingevening division, Winthrop College. Reporter-

photographer for South Carolina newspapers. Received numerous writing awards and

an Associated Press first place award; writer-photographer for School District of Greenville

County; TV news photographer, editor.A series "Tueday's Child", featuring foster care

children available for adoption, received a national award along with Captain Kangaroo.

As an independent filmmaker she completed twoaward winning documentaries

in 16mm: The People Who Take Up SerpentsandEverything Change Up Now, A

View of the South Carolina Sea Islands. The awards were given by the Columbus

International Film Festival.

A third documentary, Suffer the Children, an Essay on Abuse, produced on video

was awarded the Red Ribbonby the American Film Festival. A fourth video:

Appalachian Women: A Patchwork Quilt, a history of women's activities in

western North and South Carolina, was produced on video in conjunction with

TV13, Asheville, NC.That film aired on the ABC stations in the state and was placed

in public school libraries.

The filmmaker then began her own company, American Image Makers, Inc., in

Greenville, SC , where she creating marketing, sales, training, and educational videos

for business and industry as well as tv commercials.