MFA in Film

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Elaine McMillion Sheldon is a Peabody award-winning documentary maker, visual journalist and media artist. She walked us through her interactive documentary HOLLOW.

She explores contemporary narratives of Appalachia and the American South through non-linear and linear media. Sheldon’s film and interactive work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally, from the New York Film Festival to the American Museum of Natural History. She is the co-creator of She Does, a bi-weekly audio documentary series that documents creative women’s journeys.

In 2013 she released HOLLOW, an interactive documentary that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of Appalachians. HOLLOW received a 2013 Peabody, 2014 Emmy nomination and 3rd Prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards.

Sheldon is available for producing and editing audio and video content, as well as non-linear productions including cross-platform consulting, storytelling workshops and training, content strategy and photography.

She serves on the Looking at Appalachia video and advisory board.