William VanDerKloot is an independent director and producer whose 30-year career includes short films, television documentaries and theatrical features. Over the years he has traveled the world producing films on a range of subjects from public sculpture to ethnic history; from southern blues to environmental science. He has won over one hundred international film and television awards, including twelve CINE Golden Eagles and the George Foster Peabody Award.
He created of the award-winning Little Mammoth Media children's programs, The BIG Adventure Series, which are licensed in over 30 countries. VanDerKloot's projects have been distributed on such venues as PBS, Discovery, Turner Broadcasting, CNN, HBO, Showtime, domestic and international homevideo, as well as VOD and theatrical release.
Based in Atlanta, VanDerKloot was the founder and president of Magick Lantern, a full service, 22,000 square-foot post-production house with a fully-equipped sound stage and television production studio. He is also the founding director of the Atlanta Film and Video Festival and he has written about filmmaking for such industry publications as American Cinematographer.