Name: Devon Parks
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Mad Possum Pictures
Occupation: Director, Director of Photography, Editor and Producer
Step Into: The King Opera House
Film (short) by Devon Parks (History, Thriller and Western) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer At the turn of the 18th century, Colonel Henry P. King recognized the need for live theater to be introduced to the bustling border town of Van Buren, Arkansas. With nothing more than an intent to bring Van Buren into a closer bond with the performing arts, the King Opera House would stir up more tempers than interest once vaudeville made it's way into the south. When the prestigious local doctor, Dr. Parchman heard of his daughters intent to jump train with a local vaudeville actor, Parchman took questionable measures to ensure his daughters future remain untainted by the filthy performer. Written by Anonymous
The Perfect Soda
Film (short) by Oriel Danielson (Documentary) Producer, Cinematographer The Perfect Soda is a documentary film about my quest for the perfect soft drink which takes me on a wild, chaotic journey of choices. I throw myself into the American soda jungle, where I have the options of everything from Coca-Cola to the less conventional Chocolate-Covered-Maple- Smoked-Bacon Soda. From New York City to Houston, Texas I meet soda bloggers, professors, product developers, and scientists to answer one question: Is there a perfect choice? Written by Oriel Danielson
Film (short) by Devon Parks (Family) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Sound department, Visual effects Alternately shot from the perspective of a young girl with special needs, Emma's Gold draws the audience into her world and allows them to view life differently.
Best in Blue
Film by Devon Parks (Drama and Family) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Cinematographer, Sound department, Actor, Camera and Electrical Department
Katy Perry: Firework - The REAL Music Video!!!
Film (short) by Devon Parks (Comedy) Producer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer
Film by Tate Taylor (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times. Written by Walt Disney Pictures
Mid America Emmy Award - Best Director
Mid America Emmy Award - Best Overall Short Format Program