William VanDerKloot is an independent director and producer whose career includes commercials, 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 Emmys and the George Foster Peabody Award.
His production company has created memorable projects, such as the Atlanta Olympic Film, which was used to win the bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. A recent broadcast project, FLYING THE SECRET SKY, has aired nationally on PBS and is distributed worldwide by WGBH – Boston and the National Geographic Channels. flyingthesecretsky.com
VanDerKloot created of the award-winning Little Mammoth Media children's programs, The BIG Adventure Series®, which are licensed in over 30 countries worldwide. The latest program, The BIG Breakfast, explains how food gets to our table. littlemammoth.com
VanDerKloot's projects have been distributed on such venues as PBS, Discovery, Turner Broadcasting, CNN, HBO, Showtime, domestic and international homevideo, as well as digital downloads and theatrical release.
Based in Atlanta, VanDerKloot was the founder of Magick Lantern, a full service video post-production company serving major advertisers, broadcasters and corporations.
VanDerKloot was the founding director of the Atlanta Film Festival. He is a guest lecturer in college film classes, and he has written about filmmaking for such industry publications as American Cinematographer. He was the recent Chair of the University of Georgia Library Board of Visitors, and served as co-President of the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP).