HD Motyl

HD Motyl

SpiracleMedia/Southern Illinois University
Filmmaker and Screenwriter

Carbondale, Illinois

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June 2015
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About HD

H.D. Motyl is an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he teaches Media Production and Writing for TV. His feature-length documentary about professional rodeo, Cowboy Christmas, won Best Feature Documentary at the Madrid International Film Festival and the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.
His experimental video, Nudes Descending a Staircase #2 has screened at the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge Festival and Madatac04 in Madrid. Other award-winning work, including Oh Michael/Oh Jesus, Memorial and Messages from Jeanne, has also screened in festivals worldwide.
Currently, Motyl is writing a film, Saturn Return, about a man as he turns 30 and deals with three kinds of love: fraternal, romantic, and filial. H.D. is also outlining a feature script titled Three Rivers, about a woman, time travel and the consequences of choices, on an island in the middle of the Ohio River.
Originally from Pittsburgh, he was graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in English and holds an M.F.A from Northwestern University in Film/Video Production and Screenwriting.

Unique traits: All about story. Great editor, especially story and character motivation.

Credits

  • Cowboy Christmas

    Cowboy Christmas (2014)
    Documentary by SpiracleMedia Producer/Director/Writer

  • Nudes Descending a Staircase #3

    Nudes Descending a Staircase #3 (2012)
    Film (short) by SpiracleMedia Producer/Director/Editor

  • Nudes Descending a Staircase #2

    Nudes Descending a Staircase #2 (2010)
    Film (short) by SpiracleMedia Producer/Director/Editor

  • Oh Michael/Oh Jesus

    Oh Michael/Oh Jesus (2007)
    Film (short) by SpiracleMedia Producer/Writer/Director/Editor

  • Jonestown Tragedy (for National Geographic Channel's "The Final Report"

    Jonestown Tragedy (for National Geographic Channel's "The Final Report" (2006)
    Documentary by Towers Productions Producer/Writer/Director

  • Waco Tragedy (for National Geographic Channel's "The Final Report"

    Waco Tragedy (for National Geographic Channel's "The Final Report" (2005)
    Documentary by Towers Productions Producer/Writer/Director

  • Lincoln Assassination (for History Channel's 'Conspiracy?')

    Lincoln Assassination (for History Channel's 'Conspiracy?') (2004)
    Documentary by Towers Productions Producer/Writer/Director

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