Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Edward Tyndall

An Outstanding Islander

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Filmmaker Spotlight

In fall 2009, Edward Tyndall launched the South Texas Cinémathèque screening series, which spotlights innovative works by internationally-recognized independent filmmakers. The series, which takes place every semester and is free and open to the public, includes a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker.

“This is my dream job,” said Tyndall, assistant professor of communication. “I have really enjoyed the academic and creative freedom I’ve had here at the University. The South Texas Cinémathèque film series allows me to help broaden South Texas residents’ access to innovative films.”

Tyndall came to the University in fall 2009 to shape the production side of the Department of Communication. Tyndall, who received his MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, teaches University production courses including advanced digital filmmaking. He is a founding member of Mobius Films production company, producer/ writer of the mid-south Emmy nominated PBS documentary “Confederate Goliath” and feature length documentary “Reconvergence,” which was shot in Peru and other locations. In September 2011, his film, “Reconvergence,” was selected as one of 60 international spotlighted documentaries at the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) Independent Film Week in New York City.  Tyndall has screened at top international film festivals including the Tribeca and London Film Festivals.

He has served as a workshop organizer for the Austin Film Festival and the Austin Film Society, and screenwriting judge for the George Lindsey University of Northern Alabama Film Festival. His top priority is to pass knowledge on to students.

“I am teaching students the skills they need not only to succeed working for a production company or news station, but to prepare them to work toward a more artistic goal,” said Tyndall. “I want to make students employable, and at the same time, I want to introduce them to the world of creative independent filmmaking.”  

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