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Robert Hammel

Robert C. Hammel is an actor, designer, director, and film maker whose career has spanned theater, dance, film, and multimedia installations. Trained as a theatrical designer his early career was spent designing sets and lighting, at regional theaters such as: the Barter Theater in Virginia, Academy Theater in Atlanta, and the Area Stage in Washington DC.

Arriving in Minneapolis he worked as a commercial film director and editor, founding his own production company, Perimeter Productions in 1992. Over 100 international awards attest to Mr. Hammel’s professional capabilities. He has collaborated with composer Mary Ellen Childs on two, music based, multiple monitor installations: “Still Life" and “A Chording Too”. “Still Life” was hailed as "a virtuoso demonstration of videowall technology, integrating imagery with audio, humor, charm, and artistic balance “A Chording Too” received awards from the New York Film & TV Festival and The Association for Multi- Image.

In the area of video/projection design for live performance, he has recently designed projects for: Nimbus Theater, DADance, Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum.

Currently his Independent Film efforts are focused on Dance for Camera and Dance Documentaries. He has just completed the Dance for Camera short film “The Path is Hidden” with Ranee Ramaswamy, Artistic Director of Ragamala Dance Theater, and is in post production on his feature documentary “Solo:1X2”, scheduled to première in Decemberof 2009.

Short film credits

Director, Producer
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Padam Vazhi

United States | Mar 2009 | 10:00
The story of an untouchable man and his quest to see Shiva.
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 27 Sep 2009