Buck Kahler

Buck Kahler

Instructor, Video Production Technology at Pellissippi State Community College
Content Creator, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Production Assistant, Production Manager, Screenwriter, Transmedia Producer and Videographer

Knoxville, Tennessee

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About Buck

Buck began his career as a combat photojournalist for the U.S. Air Force and is a retired Master Sergeant. He traveled worldwide to cover newsworthy events for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Panama Invasion, the Gulf War, and operations in Somalia and the Balkans. In 1996, Buck returned to Tennessee and began working at Jupiter Entertainment, editing documentary series and specials for A&E and the History Channel, including The Vatican Revealed, The Grand Tour (series), and Empires of Industries: War Planes of WWII. Some of his other credits include cinematography for two Geo Files for The National Geographic Channel, including Biography of a Corpse: The Body Farm and Anatomy of a Corpse. As an independent producer, writer, cinematographer, and editor, he has recently completed Fort Loudoun: Forsaken by God and Man for East Tennessee PBS. His documentary, the Mysterious Lost State of Franklin is currently airing nationwide on PBS. Buck earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Motion Picture and Television Producing through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He currently teaches full-time as an instructor for Video Production Technology at Pellissippi State Community College.

Unique traits: Nolpix Media is a veteran-owned production facility specializing in documentaries, journalism, commercials, and web content creation.



  • The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin

    The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin (2011)
    TV Movie by Buck Kahler (Documentary) Editor, Cinematographer, Director, Writer At the end of the American Revolution, frontier settlers beyond the Appalachian Mountains founded their own government. They named their new territory: The State of Franklin. Two men would decide its fate, John Sevier, the Governor of Franklin, a charismatic hero of the Revolution, was obsessed to see his dream realized at any cost. John Tipton, originally supported Franklin's independence, but as the new government led to chaos, he vowed to bring an end to the fledgling state and rejoin North Carolina. Their struggle would lead to bloodshed and change the U.S. Constitution forever. Discover the truth behind the myth and uncover the mystery behind what would have become America's 14th State: The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin. Written by Nolichucky Pictures, LLC

  • Biography

    Biography (2006)
    Television by Agnes Nixon (Documentary, Biography, History and Romance) Editor First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Biography of a Corpse

    Biography of a Corpse (2002)
    TV Movie by Steve Eder (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • The Vatican Revealed

    The Vatican Revealed (1999)
    TV Movie by Jon Jefferson (Documentary) Editorial department This movie is about the Vatican


  • Golden Press Awards, Society of Professional Journalists of East Tennessee

  • Award of Distinction, East Tennessee Historical Society

  • Official Selection, Twin Rivers Media Festival

  • Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History

  • Official Selection, Southern Appalachian International Film Festival

  • Platinum Remi- Houston International Film Festival

  • Bronze Tellys

  • Platinum, Gold, Silver, & Bronze Remis, Houston International Film Festival

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