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Clay Haskell

Assistant Professor

Clay Haskell is director, producer, and cinematographer of the forthcoming documentary feature Mississippi Messiah, about civil rights icon and iconoclast James Meredith, which was selected for the Independent Filmmaker Project's Spotlight on Documentaries, held at Lincoln Center, in 2012.  He co-produced and shot the documentary feature The Hollywood Complex, which premiered at Hot Docs in 2011 and has aired worldwide, including on Channel 4 in the UK, ARTE in France and Germany, and Showtime in the US.  He shot and directed the award-winning short film The Chair and the short documentary Ascent to Mount Angel, which aired on Oregon PBS, and he documented the handover of Hong Kong in photographs as one of the first Fulbright Fellows to China. Haskell’s feature screenplays include Happy Trails, a story of the Tucson Boys Chorus; The Wrong Brothers, a finalist for the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project optioned by Pink Slip Pictures; and Moondance, optioned by DeMann Entertainment.  He won a Sloan Fellowship for his screenplay The Virtue of Reality.  A graduate of the American Film Institute, Clay works as a writer, photographer, cinematographer, and motion graphics artist when not teaching filmmaking.

Regular Classes

Basic Filmmaking
Documentary Form & Filmmaking
Advanced Filmmaking
Directing the Fiction Film
On Location: Hollywood 

Courses

  • FM205 – Colorado College Documentary Film Institute: The Colorado Documentary Project