About Us



Heading up New Media is Robert Clem, who received a B.A. at Birmingham-Southern College in 1967, a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1970. and a Master of Fine Arts at NYU Graduate FilmSchool in 1983. He received the first of seven media grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1985, was invited to the Sundance Institute Independent Filmmaker lab in 1986 and received an Independent Filmmaker Award from the American Film Institute in 1987, when he directed his award winning short film 'Ready to be a Wise Man.' In 1997 Bob produced and directed his first feature length documentary film, Big Jim Folsom: The Two Faces of Populism, winning the International Documentary Association/ABCNews VideoSource Award and the Southeastern Filmmaker Award at the Atlanta Film Festival. In 2004 Bob produced and directed a highly regarded feature film version of Company K, based on William March's combat experience in World War I. He recently completed his drama/documentary entitled The Passion of Miss Augusta, on famous Mobile author and Confederate Augusta Evans Wilson and her 1866 novel St. Elmo. Bob Clem has explored Southern themes in programs aired on National Public Radio and abroad with radio dramas featuring a distinguished group of actors including Eli Wallach, Betty Buckley, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Michael O’Keefe, David Strathairn, Lois Smith, Jeffery Wright, Will Patton, Jeffery DeMunn and Stacy Keach. For the Faulkner centennial in 1997 he wrote and directed adaptations of Faulkner’s short stories ‘Spotted Horses’, ‘Honor’ and ‘Mountain Victory’. Other radio programs include Charles Chestnut: The Inner Life of Slavery, with a dramatization of Chestnutt’s story ‘Dave’s Neckliss’ by Ossie Davis; Child of the Sun, a five-part dramatic series using Hispanic and native American actors about the expedition of Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto; and the two-part Tall Tales from the Hunters' Camp, based on little known comedic stories by nineteenth century writer William Gilmore Simms.



Alan Hostetter (Director of Photography) holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English and Telecommunications from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television from New York University. His 1981 thesis film Buddies won the Haig Manoogian Award from the New York University Film Festival, a Bronze Hugo Award from the Chicago
International Film Festival and Best Student Film from the Philadelphia International Film Festival. His Civil War screenplay
Ironclad won Best Screenplay from the 1993 Houston Worldfest Film Festival. He has worked as a gaffer since the mid-1980s,lighting such indie classics as Living In Oblivion, The Grave, The Florentine, and The Myth of Fingerprints. His camera work is seen often on CNN, MTV, VH1, and other cable channels. His documentary credits include Orwell Rolls in his Grave and New Media projects War Birds, Malbis Plantation, Last of the Bohemians, William March/Company K and . His feature work as DP includes The 24th Day(2003); Company K(2004) and The Passion of Miss Augusta(2013).

don Donald Stark is a graduate of the Chicago School of Music where he studied composition and has composed music for over a dozen New York theater productions as well as films and videos. In addition to his collaboration with Robert Clem in Radio Action Theater, Don composed music for the award-winning documentaries Big Jim Folsom: The Two Faces of Populism and War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator. He collaborated with Craig McConnell on the score for Company K.