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Rocky Collins, Vulcan Productions

Director of Production & Executive Producer, Vulcan Productions
Since joining Vulcan Productions, Rocky Collins has worked on a range of projects that use storytelling to create change.  He helped create and guide the 20-part We the Voters digital series; the 6-part documentary series Ocean Warriors; the feature documentary Chasing the Thunder; the 60-minute science doc, Mind of a Giant; and a primetime live special, USS Indianapolis Live: From the Deep.
Before joining Vulcan, Rocky was Executive Producer at Science Channel, where he oversaw such series as Prophets of Science Fiction, Through the Wormhole, Dark Matters: Twisted but True, Stuff You Should Know, How the Earth Works, Alien Encounters, Race to Escape, and the feature drama The Challenger Disaster starring William Hurt, Bruce Greenwood and Brian Dennehy.

Rocky brings to Vulcan decades of experience working in every genre. He has developed, written and produced dozens of historical and science documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, History and Discovery. He has produced social issue documentaries for HBO. He was writer and producer of Bioterror for NOVA, which won an Emmy for coverage of a breaking news story. He was Executive Producer of How to Draw a Bunny, a documentary about artist Ray Johnson that won a special jury prize at Sundance. And he directed many segments of the Peabody-winning series Egg the Arts Show.

For 9 years, Rocky was president of Elevator Pictures, a NY production company that produced great films and nurtured the careers of many up-and-coming directors. Rocky also wrote and directed the black comedy feature film Pants on Fire and sold fiction scripts to top Hollywood producers. He taught creative screenwriting for five years at Wesleyan University.

Wednesday, September 26
 

8:30am