T N Mohan

T N Mohan

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Actor, Director, Line Producer, Script Consultant, Producer, Creative Executive, Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Birmingham, Alabama

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About T


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Producer-Director
L.I.F.E. Inc., 1993-Present

I have 25 plus years of experience in producing, directing and executive producing many award-winning episodic TV series, specials, MOWs and documentaries. I have concentrated on films for passion (and profit too to pay bills but not commercialism). My other passion has been academia including administrative experience as department chair/concentration administrator.


In Development: A Family Drama, A Romantic Caper-Comedy, Two Social Justice Projects, 2 Environmental Projects, Three historical dramas, Two Historical Dramas, Two Histoical Documentaries, One Advocacy Project.

Currently producing a 26-part TV documentary series for Alabama Public Television, PROTESTANT REFORMATION: QUO VADIS, as part of the 500th Anniversary Commemoration in 2017. Following are links to the first three episodes:

Episode One: The Very German Protest

Episode Two: The Other Path to the Reformation

Episode Three: The Stranger Among Sinners

Produced and directed WHAT POOR CHILD IS THIS? (2011-2012), a TV documentary on Child Poverty in the United States for Films for Humanities and Sciences.

Produced six-part TV documentary mini-series THE 51st State (2009-2011), on Poverty in the United States, for Planet 24, Films for Humanities and Sciences.

Produced 7-part documentary series FAITH WE CONFESS (2012) for Films for Humanities and Sciences and the trans-European satellite network, ERF.

Produced 17-part documentary series APOSTLES’ CREED (2009) presenting the history and doctrines of the Apostles’ Creed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Christian History Institute.
Produced TV documentary, A HEART SET FREE (2007), on the most prolific poet and hymn-writer, Charles Wesley, to commemorate his 300th Birth Anniversary for FAITH-TV, HOPE CHANNEL, SAFE-TV, Planet 24, Christian History Institute and VISION VIDEO.

Produced three-part TV documentary mini-series ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (2004), for Films for Humanities and Sciences, Samford University, SAFE-TV, and Faith-TV.

Produced short documentaries for TV REVOLUTION OF CONSCIENCE! (2002), and
NIGHTINGALE OF WITTENBURG (2002), both on Martin Luther for Films for Humanities
and Sciences.


Produced full-length TV documentary HERE I STAND! (2002), on Martin Luther for German
network ARD. ?trkid=2361637

Produced TV documentary FOR ONE ENGLISH OFFICER! (2002), a World War II story about
the Red Cross volunteer Gerow Hodges and SAS captain Michael D. Foot for broadcast on
PBS as an APT presentation.
https://www.samford.edu/news/2004/APT-To-Show-Documentary-For-One-Englis...

Produced Indian musical-feature film, Nazarana (The GIFT), (1997)for ZEE-TV in India.

Produced and directed the 2-hour TV documentary, "HANGED ON A TWISTED CROSS!"
(1996) for VISN Channel and GATEWAY FILMS.
https://www.movieguide.org/reviews/hanged-on-a-twisted-cross-the-life-co...

Produced and directed 102-minute TV documentary "THE MIDNIGHT CRY!" (1994), for
PBS.

Consulted for THE FAMILY CHANNEL on its international activities, especially India and
UK.

Director - International Co-Productions
NorthStar Entertainment Group (Production Company for FAMILY CHANNEL), Virginia Beach, VA August '80 - Dec '92

Produced "STRANGE ENCOUNTERS", a prime-time special for first-run syndication.

Developed, produced and co-executive produced episodic TV including the series RIN TIN
TIN K9 COP and BORDER TOWN.

Developed, produced and co-executive produced MOWs as International Coproductions.
Developed the mini-series: THE APOSTLES.

Managed television productions including creating and managing budgets, managing crew,
researching and evaluating products, services, vendors, and suppliers, negotiating prices

and discounts, scrutinizing billings and evaluating relationships for renewals.

Cultivated relationships with major European broadcasters and producers, with reciprocal
visits and representing FAMILY CHANNEL attending major markets and festivals.

Developed children’s programs and primetime specials with Canadian coproducers.

Initiated and developed relationships with Canadian broadcasters and distributors.

Developed and produced prime time specials like “DON'T ASK ME ASK GOD", “A PORTRAIT OF THREE MARRIAGES"
.
Produced training video for SING, SPELL, READ AND WRITE.

Produced and directed "AFGHANISTAN UNDER THE IRON CLAW.

Produced and directed over thirty documentaries for TV, features, fund-raising specials and spots.

Producer
Bombay Television Center Bombay, India Apr '76 - Jul '80

Produced and launched India's first International Jazz Festival in association with Voice of
America and the USIS (now renamed USIA).

Conceived and produced game shows: COUPLE OF QUESTIONS and MASTERMIND.

Conceived and produced two of Indian television's most successful TV magazine series: MONTAGE and SAMANTAR (PARALLEL).

Produced and directed over fifty documentaries for TV and commercials for various organizations and sponsors.

Producer
Bombay Television Center Bombay, India Jul '72 - Oct '75

Conceived and produced Indian television's most successful series: MONTAGE and
YOUNG WORLD. (1973-1975)

Produced the Nightly News (1972-1973)

Assistant Editor
Poona Daily News Poona, NN India May '71 - Jun '72

Edited the front page and the weekend editions, wrote op-ed pieces, coordinated an
advertising and circulation campaign for the local newspaper which soon became a regional
newspaper and whose circulation grew from 150,000 to 270,000 in less than eight months.

RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT
SPECIALIZATIONS

HAVE produced and directed full-length and short documentary programs and multi-part series for TV, Home Video, and Academic/Educational Video in the United States and India, six of which have won international awards and recognition. Produced and directed more than 100 shorts, documentaries for TV, industrials, and commercial spots in both the United States and India, winning more than a dozen awards in the last thirty-plus years.

HAVE conceived, designed, executive produced, produced and directed series, episodic
television, specials and documentaries for TV for CBN, BRAVO, PBS, First-Run Syndication,
AFRTS, Adventist Media Center and others.

Before emigrating to the US, produced and directed three of Indian television's most successful series: Montage, Young World and Bird's Eye View.

HAVE evaluated, acquired and negotiated selective programming for CBN/FAMILY
CHANNEL from domestic and international sources, and contributing to a distinctive image
and niche for CBN/FAMILY CHANNEL by concentrating on Family Programming.

Developed relationships with international distributors and producers to acquire format
rights and first-run programming at off-network prices. Developed and managed budgets for
Programming syndication costs. Created financial partnerships for CBN/FAMILY CHANNEL
with co-producers and financial institutions in Europe and India.


AWARDS and LISTINGS

2020 Best Director: Barcelona Film Festival: The Very German Protest
2019 SPECIAL JURY REMI: World Fest Houston: The Very German Protest
2019 Bronze Telly Award: The Stranger Among Sinners
2019 Silver Telly Award: The Other Path to the Reformation
2018 Bronze Telly Award: The Very German Protest
2018 Who's Who in the US
2018 Bronze Telly Award: The Very German Protest
2016 Who's Who in the US
2016 Silver Remi: World Fest Houston: Faith We Confess
2015 Who's Who in the US
2015 Who's Who in the World
2014 Who's Who in the US
2014 Who's Who in the World
2013 Who's Who in the US
2013 Who's Who in the World
2012 Who's Who in the US
2012 Who's Who in the World
2011 Who's Who in the US
2011 Who's Who in the World
2010 Who's Who in the US
2010 Who's Who in the World
2009 Who's Who in the US
2009 Who's Who in the World
2008 Honoree: Columbus International Film Festival: A Heart Set Free!

2007 Columbus International Film Festival: Born With a Wooden Spoon!
2003 Honoree: Columbus International Film Festival: Here I Stand!

2002 Movie Guide Templeton Foundation Peace Prize Nomination for
best inspirational program: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
1999 Bronze World Medal: New York Festivals: Nazaraana (The Gift)
1996 Chris Award: Best Documentary Film, Columbus International
Film Festival: Hanged on a Twisted Cross

1995 Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film and TV Festival, The Midnight Cry
1993 Silver Telly, International Telly Awards: Strange Encounters
1992-2008 Who's Who in the South and Southeast
1992-2004 Who's Who in Entertainment
1990-2008 Who's Who in the World
1984 Gold Medal: Prime Time Special, New York International Film & TV Festival, Don't Ask Me, Ask God
1975 Special Mention & Certificate of Proficiency, Prague International Film Festival, Dishaantar


Specialties:International Coproductions For Film And TV, Research, Development And Acquisitions, Producing, Directing, Executive Producing, Film Editing, Project Management, Scriptwriting and Script Consultation,Higher Education, Keynote Speaking, Motivational Speaker, Seminars


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2016-present Faculty, Filmmaking, Film Theory , Film and Culture,
Alabama A&M University, Huntsville AL

Provide in-class and on-line instruction in Film Appreciation, Screenwriting, Producing, Direction, Production Management, Editing, Mass Media Law (US), Documentary Filmmaking,, Film and culture

Sep'09 – Aug'12 Academic Department Director, Digital Filmmaking, Video Production and Animation
Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Provide academic leadership and select, train, develop, manage, and lead faculty and staff team members.

Plan and implement a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses, and capital needs for equipment.

Create new program offerings, develop syllabi and content, assessment tools and rubrics, and outline a five-year strategic plan for the department.

Develop and implement strategies and measurable goals for student success including retention and completion rates.

Teach 4 courses per quarter.


2005-2009 Director, Digital Video Center at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

Developed and taught upper-level film courses in documentary and short digital video production:
TV News Features and Documentary Production
Topics in Theater: Writing for Electronic Media
Topics in Theater: Screenwriting
Topics in Film: Pre-production
Topics in Theater: Film Production Summer Session
Topics in Theater: Film Post-Production
Topics in Film: Genres
Independent Study (Inter-Disciplinary with History): Documentary film
Independent Study (Inter-Disciplinary with French): Documentary film
Internship for Business Majors Broadcast Management

Evaluated, recommended, approved, purchased, and supervised maintenance of television
production and post-production equipment, hardware and software for the transition from analog to digital for the Journalism and Mass Communication Department (JMC).

Managed the budget for the above-mentioned equipment, hardware, software, and activities.

Maintained and controlled inventory for equipment, hardware, and software.

Formulate and enforce policy and guidelines for student use and lease of equipment,
check-in and check-out procedures.

Initiated and supervised student productions with JMC and other departments.

Arranged and supervised on-site training of JMC faculty on NLE software.

Provided theoretical and practical instruction to JMC students, Theatre students, resulting in full-length feature production, and with History, and French students resulting in the completed production of a one-hour-long documentary for History department, and one short documentary for Foreign Languages department.

1998-2005 Assistant Professor, and Director, Telecommunication Center at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama

Provided theoretical and practical instruction through teaching a full load of five courses per
Semester, and advisement to Communication majors:
Writing Non-fiction for Electronic Media
Fundamentals of Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Production Management
Fiction and Dramatic TV Scriptwriting
Broadcast Advertising
Mass Communication Law
Principles of Advertising

Evaluated, recommended, approved, purchased, and supervised maintenance of television
production and post-production equipment, hardware and software.

Managed the budgets, facilities, and staff of the television production and post-production
facility of the Communication Department under the guidance and advisement of Department chair.


1986-1990 Adjunct Faculty at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia,
Broadcast Advertising
Video Production


1986-1988 Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia,
Introduction to Mass Communication


1975-1979 Adjunct Faculty at Spicer Memorial College, Poona, India,
News Writing
News Editing
Advertising and Public Relations


1978-1979 Adjunct Faculty at Film & TV Institute of India, Poona, India,
News and Magazine Production
Studio Production for Producers-Directors


1974-1979 Adjunct Faculty at Bhawan's College, Bombay, India,
Introduction to Mass Communication


1975-1976 Faculty at Film & TV Institute of India, Poona, India,
Basics of Video Production
Ethics, Media and Society
News and Magazine Production
Studio Production for Producers-Directors
The TV Documentary
Interviewing Techniques
Producing TV Programs for Rural India

Unique traits: Love: Film, Food, Fun

Credits

  • The Other Path to the Reformation

    The Other Path to the Reformation (2019)
    by L.I.F.E. Inc. Director Featuring Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli in Episode 2of the26-part TV documentary series for Alabama Public Television, PROTESTANT REFORMATION: QUO VADIS, as part of the 500th Anniversary Commemoration in 2017

  • The Stranger Among Sinners

    The Stranger Among Sinners (2019)
    Director Featuring French Reformer John Calvin in Episode 3 of the 26-part TV documentary series for Alabama Public Television, PROTESTANT REFORMATION: QUO VADIS, as part of the 500th Anniversary Commemoration in 2017

  • The Very German Protest

    The Very German Protest (2018)
    is by L.I.F.E. Inc. Director First Episode of a 26-part Anthology on the 26-part TV documentary series PROTESTANT REFORMATION: QUO VADIS, as part of the 500th Anniversary Commemoration in 2017 for Alabama Public Television.

  • Watching

    Watching (2015)
    Drama by MediaShow Supervising Producer

  • FAITH WE CONFESS

    FAITH WE CONFESS (2012)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • EYE SORE! I SORE!

    EYE SORE! I SORE! (2011)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • NOVEAU POOR

    NOVEAU POOR (2011)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • What Poor Child Is This

    What Poor Child Is This (2011)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • Faith Matters

    Faith Matters (2010)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • DOWN BUT NOT OUT!

    DOWN BUT NOT OUT! (2009)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • APOSTLES' CREED

    APOSTLES' CREED (2009)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

    FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING (2008)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • WORKING POOR IN AMERICA

    WORKING POOR IN AMERICA (2007)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • A Heart Set free

    A Heart Set free (2007)
    Documentary by Samford Media group Director-Producer-Writer

  • Born with a Wooden Spoon

    Born with a Wooden Spoon (2006)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • NIGHTINGALE OF WITTENBERG

    NIGHTINGALE OF WITTENBERG (2004)
    Documentary by Films for Humanities Director-Producer-Writer

  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARTIN LUTHER

    IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARTIN LUTHER (2003)
    Documentary by German National Tourism Office Director-Producer-Writer

  • For One English Officer

    For One English Officer (2002)
    Documentary by Samford Media group Director-Producer-Writer

  • Here I stand

    Here I stand (2001)
    Documentary by Vision Video Director-Producer-Writer

  • The Gift (Nazarana)

    The Gift (Nazarana) (2000)
    Drama by Heartwarming Films Director-Producer-Writer

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation (1997)
    Drama by GTS Producer

  • The Innkeeper

    The Innkeeper (1996)
    Drama by GTS Producer

  • Hanged On a Twisted Cross

    Hanged On a Twisted Cross (1996)
    Documentary by Vision Video Director-Producer-Writer

  • The Midnight Cry

    The Midnight Cry (1994)
    Producer-Director

  • The Stranger Among Sinners

    The Stranger Among Sinners

  • Strange Encounters

    Strange Encounters
    Drama by 1994 Producer

Awards

  • 2020 Best Director: Barcelona Film Festival: The Very German Protest
    (2020)

  • 2019 Silver Telly Award: The Other Path to the Reformation
    (2019)

  • 2019 Bronze Telly Award: The Stranger Among Sinners
    (2019)

  • 2019 SPECIAL JURY REMI: World Fest Houston: The Very German Protest 2020 Best Director: Barcelona Fi
    (2019)

  • 2018 Bronze Telly Award: The Very German Protest
    (2018)

  • 2016 Silver Remi: World Fest Houston: Faith We Confess
    (2016)

  • 2008 Honoree: Columbus International Film Festival: A Heart Set Free!

    (2008)

  • 2008 Silver Telly Award: A Heart Set Free!
    (2008)

  • 2008 Bronze Telly Award: Called!
    (2008)

  • 2007 Columbus International Film Festival: Born With a Wooden Spoon!
    (2007)

  • 2005 Silver Remi: World Fest Houston: Christianity and Islam
    (2005)

  • 2003 Honoree: Columbus International Film Festival: Here I Stand!

    (2003)

  • 2003 Gold Award: Aurora Awards: Here I Stand!
    (2003)

  • 2003 Silver Award: Aurora Awards: For One English Officer!
    (2003)

  • 2003 Bronze Axiom Award: Here I Stand!!
    (2003)

  • 2003 Silver Telly Award: For One English Officer!
    (2003)

  • 2003 Silver Telly Award: Here I Stand!
    (2003)

  • 2002 Movie Guide Templeton Foundation Peace Prize Nomination for best inspirational program: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
    (2002)

  • Bronze World Medal: New York Festivals: Nazaraana (The Gift)
    (1999)

  • 1999 Best of Show Platinum Award, Aurora Awards: Best Documentary Film: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
    (1999)

  • 1993 Silver Telly, International Telly Awards: Strange Encounters
    (1999)

  • Chris Award: Best Documentary Film, Columbus International
Film Festival: Hanged on a Twisted Cross

    (1996)

  • 1996 Bronze Plaque: Screenplay, Columbus International Film
    (1996)

Education

  • Film and TV Isdtitute of India. Poona,India

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