Darren preserved the original conference
call voicemail he received
from Brown & Elias.
(Voices: Joy O'Toole, Peter Guy, and Amber Rass-Dublin—all
of whom are still with B&E.)
Darren McDaniel is a filmmaking sociologist, specializing in interview-based
methods and ethnographic fieldwork. A graduate of Northwestern
University's Radio-Television-Film program, Darren also holds a
Master's Degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi
and a Master's in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Darren is a native of Florida, where he spent two years as a film/video
freelancer in the early '90s. He is currently half a dissertation
away from completing his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt.
In September of 2000, Brown & Elias hired Darren to go to
Irwin and collect "real" and "genuine" footage
of the town and its people. B&E heard about Darren through
one of its employees, Joy O'Toole, a friend of Darren's who was
a dorm mate at Northwestern. Darren contracted with Jim Anthony
Rich, a friend from his Florida production days, to join him
for the Irwin job.
Jim Anthony Rich is a cameraman with over 20 years of production
experience in the Orlando area. He is the president and founder
of Jim Anthony Rich Productions, which offers full service digital
video productions. JAR specializes in documentary, ENG, industrials,
commercials, and specialty video. Additional featured services
include web development, marketing, and development. JAR shoots
footage in all formats. In-house DVCAM production and Avid Symphony
posting. JAR Productions continues in proud partnership as the
exclusive motion media provider of ICE.