Thomas Ellingwood Fortin

Thomas Ellingwood Fortin

Director and Producer

Santa Barbara, California

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February 2015
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About Thomas

“Having a mind that is both creative and practical,
a love of truth and at the same time an imagination,
being hyper creative while still having a practical side,
all tempered with reason, and compassion,…this is life in balance!”

Visual artist, mariner, adventurer, former historical society president, research consultant specializing in the areas of military and maritime history, with a background in historic archaeology, also his work as an event organizer, marketing and advertising executive, still photographer, plus his thirty plus years working behind the scenes in the motion picture industry, all contributes to Thomas’ unique professional skills and personality!

His experience includes being an extras casting assistant and director, choreographer, production designer, art director, on set weapons expertise, property master, set decorator, resources coordinator, locations scout/manager, and more currently working as both a director and producer
on educational TV.

Thomas has worked on numerous award winning documentary, feature and television films, 20th Century Fox’ LAST OF THE MOHICANS [OSCAR, Best Sound, BAFTA Awards, Best Cinematography, Dante Spinotti , Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis , Best Costume Design, Elsa Zamparelli ], Columbia, Tri-Star’s THE PATRIOT [Academy Awards, Best Cinematography, ASC, USA 2001, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases Caleb Deschanel ], Alex Haley’s QUEEN, CBS Mini-series [Golden Globes, USA 1994 , Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 ], UNC-TV, PBS, ALAMANCE [ Emmy
Award, 1997, Telly Award, 1997 ], PBS’ WAR THAT MADE AMERICA, to mention a few.

After creating his brand in film media, New Albion Pictures, he produced and directed LOW COUNTRY STORIES, an exhibit film for The Charleston Museum, South Carolina economic development short CIVIL, and then developed for The Hope Channel the TV series YOUR LIFE & HEALTH.

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