Film

Filmmaker DON STRONG was born and raised in New York City.

In 1988, Strong created a film score at the request of Joe Rosado,

a graduate film student/director at New York University’s prestigious MFA program.

Their subsequent collaboration on the film “King’s Road” won the coveted grand prize at the Mobil Film Festival,

and gave Strong a first-hand taste of what powerful artistic expression is possible with cinema. 

In 2001, after relocating in Minnesota,

Strong began to collaborate with various Twin Cities theater companies

as a composer and sound designer for original stage productions including;

  •  Stone Hearts, Dreams of A Bird Woman,
  • F is For Freedom (Stages Theatre),
  •  Wait Until Dark (Mixed Blood),
  •  Under The Stars and Stripes (History Theater),
  • Stories From Montevideo, MN (Children’s Theater),
  • Romeo and Juliet (Theater MU),
  • & Strong’s own Hip Hop Hamlet (Stages Theater)

which was supported by a Minnesota State Arts Board grant in 2003.

Strong also served as a writer/script consultant for the direct to DVD feature film Village of Dreams. (2005).

The call of cinema motivated Strong to expand from music and sound,

to the study of film production and screenwriting at the Cinema Division of Minneapolis College.

Just weeks after starting the program

Strong won the coveted Pitch competition at the 2003 Regional Producers Conference.

and was invited by The Food Network to develop and present Guru Mamela’s Kitchen,

his concept for a new comic /culinary TV series.

Strong was personally tutored in television development by the Vice President of Acquisitions for the Food Network.

Strong earned a degree in screenwriting with honors in 2007.

In 2013 Strong also completed a degree in producing for cinema, graduating with honors.

His capstone film “The Mystery of Dr. Price” is a retro, 1960‘s-style horror film.

Since then he has directed several music videos, PSAs, and has written and directed local theatrical productions.

Most recently, Strong is in post-production for his first, highly anticipated feature documentary “My Summers of Love”.

 

 

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