Chuck Schultz - Producer/Director

chuckSchultzChuck is the Executive Producer of the documentary The Calling. In 2007, he collaborated with filmmaker and visual artist Esther Podemski to create 5 Days in July a two screen video installation that revisits the 1967 Newark Riots on its 40th Anniversary. The traveling installation was exhibited at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and in a group show “1968 Then and Now” curated by MacArthur Fellow Deborah Willis at New York University Center for New Media. Schultz directed/co-produced the NPR radio special Five Days in July that merges drama and documentary written by award-winning playwright Tracey Scott-Wilson (“The Story” and “The Good Negro”). The program received Public Radio Exchange’s 2007 Zeitfunk Award for the third most listened to program by a debut artist.

In 2002 he completed the documentary The Rural Studio. The film celebrates the work of MacArthur Fellow Samuel Mockbee and Auburn University’s Rural Studio students as they re-imagine architecture’s place in contemporary America. A co-production of ITVS’ LINCS Program and Alabama Public Television, The Rural Studio has been screened at over 65 venues around the world including the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, the Barbican Centre in London and Film Casino in Vienna, Austria. It was a selection of the 2002 Montreal International Festival of Film on Art, The Environmental Film Festival and Memphis Indie Festival in 2003. The film was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2002 Biennial and China’s 2005-2006 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

In 1992, he produced the documentary A Day at a Time, a candid verité portrait of a family raising two children with cerebral palsy, which won a Crystal Heart Award at the 1993 Heartland Film Festival and Critic’s Choice Best Documentary at the 1992 Breckenridge Film Festival, and was broadcast nationally on NHK Japan, the Women’s Television Network and the Knowledge Channel of Canada.

Chuck was an Associate Producer at McCann Erickson’s International Division on advertising and branding for SONY, RJ Reynolds and Coca-Cola.