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Ross McElwee

Highest Rated: 100% Sherman's March (1986)

Lowest Rated: 80% Time Indefinite (1993)

Birthday: Jul 21, 1947

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

This thoughtful, quirky documentarian became famous through a film which took five years to make, and went through many personality changes before emerging in 1986 as "Sherman's March." McElwee was born and raised in the deep South, then spent several years in France (as a wedding photographer's assistant), Iran and India. Returning to North Carolina, he worked as a TV cameraman for local stations. McElwee first began making his own films while at MIT in the mid-1970s; early efforts included shorts such as "68 Albany Street" (1976), about the evolution of a local lab, "Charleen" (1978), the bittersweet tale of a local schoolteacher, the longer "Space Coast" (1979), the bizarre recounting of three Cape Canaveral families, "Resident Exile" (1981), about an Iranian prisoner, and the autobiographical "Backyard" 1982).

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Credit
94% 64% Photographic Memory Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer,
Cinematographer
$3K 2011
86% 72% Bright Leaves Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
$77.9K 2003
No Score Yet 42% Six O'Clock News Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1997
80% 80% Time Indefinite Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Do With the Wall Director - 1991
100% 85% Sherman's March Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1986
No Score Yet 64% Backyard Director - 1984

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