|Year||Role / Type||Name of Production / Director|
|2005 - 2007||writer-producer-director |
|HGTV Restore America with Bob Vila |
Year Qualification Where 1979 Interactive DVDs University of Texas at Austin
ANN ELIZABETH MUNDY
Ann Elizabeth Mundy (aka Annelise) loves to get the call to field produce and travel. Her last documentary was in Oaxaca Mexico where she shot the renowned Folk Artists, featuring the weavers of Amuzco.
Before that she waltzed across Texas in old dance halls for CO CECH: A Story of Czech Music in Texas (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). Previously, she completed two seasons on Michael Holigan’s Your New House in Austin, Texas (Fox, syndicated), following her work as a Writer-Producer on prime-time series Restore America with Bob Vila (HGTV), and Associate Producer on The Great Ships in Los Angeles for the History Channel.
Ann bought her first camera at age 10 and her passion for photography became her first career. She studied with documentarian Russell Lee at UT Austin, and soon became a staff photographer at the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, where she shot everything from football to debutantes. She free-lanced for PBS, TIME, National Audubon Society, Guideposts Magazine, Texas Observer and Simon & Schuster among others. She kept her photographer's eye, when she put down her Nikons and picked up a video camera. She produced many local documentaries as Program Director for cable channels in Austin, Boston, and San Francisco, and worked on the television series LA Law.
Under Ann’s direction, Austin Community TV gained a reputation as the top community station in the USA. Her Quiltin’ Bea, received Best Documentary (Hometown, USA Festival) and TV critic Jeff Greenfield touted it on CBS Morning News as the best example of community television. Creating innovative, high-quality niche programming, Ann was Program Director for numerous cable series and shows including Texas Barbecue, Texas Folk Artists, Solar Power, Energy Efficiency in the Home, Mexican-American Women’s Home Altars, and Austin Songwriters. The multi-talented artist was also Creative Director on several interactive DVDs.
Mundy independently produced Today, Tomorrow’s History: Photographer Russell Lee. The hour documentary weaves the biography of the legendary Depression-era photographer with the history of photography, and social history during the Depression. It aired on BBC, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, Cable in the Classroom, and many international broadcasts, art museums, and universities. The documentary garnered major awards and numerous accolades. Reviewers praised the auteur’s creative storytelling and use of historical footage, photographs and interviews:
“A beautiful film . . . sensitively edited . . . captures the details that
illuminate life . . . keeps the action moving and keeps one’s attention. . .
Mundy clearly has the “artistic right stuff.”
Ann is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Humanities (director, scriptwriter), Texas Council for the Humanities (producer), and Texas Commission of the Arts (artist), and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Producers Guild of America.
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