a co-production of Margaret Carey and MontanaPBS,
produced in association with ITVS,
with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Homestead is Maggie Carey's documentary directorial debut.
Carey has helped produce, edit and shoot a variety of programs,
commercials, and instructional videos for Montana PBS. Her
credits include Remembering the Columbia Gardens (associate
producer), a historical documentary about a 100-year-old amusement
park in Butte, MT, and Green: Environmental Justice in Louisiana
(associate editor, Winner Student Academy Award). Carey graduated
from The University of Montana and is a former captain of
the Grizzly Soccer Team. She currently attends the University
of Texas at Austin where she is finishing her MFA in Film
and Television Production. Her latest works include the narrative
comedies Dance Club and Taxidermy Festival.
Twiggs is a producer at The University of Montana Broadcast
Media Center and teaches television production classes in
the Radio-Television Department of UM's School of Journalism.
Twiggs produced Living in the Moment, a program that featured
a Montana teenager battling brain cancer. He also won numerous
awards for his production of How the West Is Fun, an educational
history program for middle school students. Twiggs writes,
shoots and edits for the award-winning Backroads of Montana
series. He is currently producing a documentary about Glacial
E. Anderson, the disembodied voice behind Sun River Homestead,
recently discovered that she is a frustrated narrator locked
inside the body of a lawyer. Anderson knew from an early age
that she enjoyed speaking for others. As an elementary student
in Illinois, she starred as the Wicked Witch in Hansel and
Gretel, and perfected a cockney accent for her role as Eliza
Doolittle in Pygmalion, both productions of the local children's
theater. Her interests led to a degree in Speech from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and later to
a Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Case Western
Reserve University. Later, as Adolescent Outreach Coordinator
for the Suicide Prevention Center in Dayton, Ohio, she served
as media liaison for local radio stations and television network
affiliates. She is a graduate of the University of Montana
School of Law. Currently, she practices law with her life
and law partner Nick Anderson in Missoula, Montana.
has worked as a producer and director at The University of
Montana Broadcast Media Center since 1989. He recently joined
the faculty of the Radio-Television Department in the School
of Journalism. Ekness has produced a variety of programs including
Backroads of Montana (Montana Broadcasters Association Program
of the Year - 3 years), Remembering the Columbia Gardens,
Building Bridges, Sportsweek with the Montana Grizzlies, Grizzly
Sportsweek, Catfish John & Friends, Montana Transport
Co.: An Evening of Modern Dance, Your Voice Your Laws, and
Montana Political Debates. Ekness has also produced award-winning
commercials and industrial and instructional videos for The
University of Montana. Ekness has a BA and MA in Journalism
from The University of Montana and has worked in commercial
television in news and production at KECI-TV in Missoula,
Montana, KTVQ-2 in Billings, Montana, and KTVB-TV in Boise,
Research Assistant/Assistant Editor
McClung currently attends the University of Texas at Austin
graduate film school and is producing a documentary on the
2001 Texas legislative session regarding women's health issues.
Previously, he was the associate producer of George Wallace:
Settin' the Woods on Fire, a PBS documentary for the history
series THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and 2000 Sundance Film Festival
Bramhall Floridis was a featured composer at the 1999 Focus
Festival of Contemporary Music in Cleveland, Ohio, where Dr.
Robert Mayerovitch performed her piece "Empire Builder."
She has written music for educational, documentary and commercial
films and has been a panelist on the usage of music in film
at both the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the International
Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. Her improvisational
work on piano and accordion is heard at festivals, concerts
and radio shows with a network of other independent musicians.
She teaches and performs in the Missoula area and serves on
the board of directors of First Night Missoula, as well as
the Missoula Folklore Society.