Back in mid-March we wrote about a Peace Corps film under production entitled, The Whole of the Moon (You can read about it here:
We have been in touch with Charles Portney (Zaire 1988-90) who is making the film. Portney was a PCV in the fisheries program. After coming home, he spent many years working in film/video production including on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King as Production Manager for the music department. He wrote and directed the classic short film The Shop Below the Busy Road which screened at South by Southwest, Madrid Int’l, Black Mariah, San Francisco Int’l. The initial script for this project was finalist in the Nichol Fellowship.
He has continued doing volunteer work as well. In 1998 he worked with Mary Knoll Relief Org. In Bangkok, Thailand as an English instructor to refugees from Burma. In 2001-2002 he was the Technical Director for FilmAid Int’l on their initial trip to refugee camps in Kenya near the border of Sudan.
He has also posted a video letter to all RPCVs at:
If you have any questions, please let Charles know! He would love to talk to RPCVs and PCVs about the project. You can find him at:
Facebook: Charles Portney