Katherine Dudley


Katherine Dudley


Katherine Dudley is an educator and award-winning filmmaker. She is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies/Digital Production at Shorter University.

Katherine earned a BS in Mass Communications/TV Broadcasting (1999) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), MS in Technology Education (2005) from NC A&T State University, Master of School Administration (2008) from UNCP, and MFA in Film Production (2016) from Full Sail University.

Katherine is the writer/director of three award-winning films. The Perfect Selfie, short documentary won a Bronze Telly Award. The Bet, short comedy won Best Short Comedy in Atlantic City, NJ. Making a Difference, feature documentary won the Audience Award in Waco, TX, and was nominated for Most Inspirational Documentary in Orlando, FL.

Katherine’s films have been selected into several film festivals. She has various film credits that can be found on IMDb. Katherine has a true passion for visual storytelling and education.

Christianne Grist (Cinematographer, Hair & Makeup) is a film student at Shorter University. She has worked on several short films as well as an award-winning documentary. Grist loves the the art of storytelling. She hopes to one day become a filmmaker known for the thread of hope in all of her films.

Harrison Murphy (2nd Assistant Camera) is a recent graduate of Shorter University and currently works at West Rome Baptist Church ministering to college students. He has enjoyed acting onstage and off for many years, and even worked as a Character Performer at Walt Disney World. This is his first time working on a professional film project, and he thoroughly enjoyed it! He hopes that you will enjoy it as well.

Benjamin Grist (1st Assistant Director) has always been interested in storytelling. He wrote and published his first book when he was 17 and graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Cinematic Arts in 2018. Since then, he has worked on numerous short films across the South and continues to work on his second book. He is particularly interested in telling stories that speak to the heart of the human experience and continues his personal mission of bringing hope and light to a dark world.

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