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Emory & Henry College

Emory, Virginia

Recent Grad Making Strides in Film Making, Teaching

Tommy Britt, a 2002 graduate of Emory & Henry College, recently interviewed Yoko Ono for a major pop culture magazine. But that’s just the beginning of an impressive list of projects.

Tommy is the only full-time faculty member in the Film and Video Studies Program at George Mason University. This fledgling program has grown into 150 film and video majors, so Tommy stays pretty busy with his “day job.”

But he still finds time for a creative outlet. He recently completed a directing role on a documentary called “Lost in Winesburg” that examines the legacy of Sherwood Anderson’s book, Winesburg, Ohio.

He also works with filmmaker Ondi Timoner, the only person to ever win the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice.
Currently he’s working on a short film about drag racing, and he served as the camera operator and editor for a film about German artists and the anniversary of the German reunification. He has also directed a movie that premiered at the Athens International Film Festival.

And, just in case he doesn’t seem busy enough, he is also a staff writer for PopMatters an “international magazine of cultural criticism.” The publication has more than 1.2 million monthly readers, and Tommy writes about music and film and interviews fascinating people like Yoko Ono.