For nearly 25 years, David & Patricia Earnhardt have created award-winning, socially conscious films that enlighten, motivate and inspire change. They’ve helped more than 300 clients, most of them nonprofit institutions, reach new audiences with the storytelling impact of the film medium. Here is a sampling of some of those films. Most are from the last few years – but you will also find some “classics” from 10, even 20 years ago. Enjoy.
David is an Emmy award-winning producer/director and former broadcast executive with 38 years of experience as a filmmaker and television professional. He has produced and directed a wide range of productions through the years and worked at some of the top television stations in the country, before starting his own business more than 20 years ago. David is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he majored in film studies.
Patricia has 32 years of experience in film and video, specializing in non-profit communications, and has produced numerous national and regionally award-winning films through the years. She is also a visual artist, with an emphasis on video and installation art, and was recently part of a group show in Berlin, Germany. Patricia is a graduate of both Middle Tennessee State University, where she studied filmmaking, and Watkins College of Art & Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
David & Patricia Earnhardt have worked with many of the top film & video professionals in the Nashville area and across the country. For each film project, they assemble a creative team that best meets the needs of that particular project. We want to highlight three of the people we call on the most, because we just love their creativity, their dedication, and their drive.
Brian Wilson, Editor and Motion Graphics specialist, has edited scores of documentaries, television shows, commercials, and music videos, and has worked on dozens of award-winning projects for Earnhardt Films since 2000, with just the right creative touch. He was an editor on the groundbreaking Earnhardt documentary, Uncounted.
Brett Johnson, Director of Photography, has experience that has taken him to the White House, the Grammy’s, Bosnia, Iraq, Australia, Guantanamo Bay, and Japan – just to name a few. His work with the Earnhardts began in 2000, and he has worked with them on more than 100 projects since then. His eye for capturing the right shot at the right time is invaluable.
Phil Bell, Producer/director, has produced dozens of award-winning short film projects for the Earnhardts since he first worked with them back in 2002. He previously worked as a news reporter, producer, and manager for major network TV affiliates in Tennessee, Florida and Illinois. A four-time Emmy winner, Phil serves as a Trustee on the national board of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Our work since 1993 has given us the opportunity to help hundreds of our clients tell their stories. But for each project we take on, we think of our client for that project as our only client.
Here’s a partial list of some of our clients from recent years. They all evoke great memories for us!
- Center for Nonprofit Management
- Tennessee Holocaust Commission
- Dismas House
- Complete Tennessee
- The Housing Fund
- Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Frist Foundation
- HCA Foundation
- Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services (TAADAS)
- United Auto Workers (UAW)
- The Ward Cammack Company
- Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS)
- Joe Calloway
- Conexión Américas
- Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS)
- Tennessee Children’s Cabinet
- American Academy of Pediatrics, TN Chapter
- PATHS Worldwide Education
- Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO)
- Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
- Congregation Micah
- Emory Valley Center
- Tennessee Voices for Children
- Sync Strategies
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-TN)
A thoughtfully crafted film can inform, educate and inspire the audiences you want to reach. When your film creatively captures the essence of your messages, it will evoke understanding, enlightenment, and emotion from your audience. This not only gives your audience a better idea of what you do and why you do it, but it also engages them to help you achieve your mission and goals.
We look forward to hearing from you – and to exploring with you the ways that we can help you.