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    H.D. Motyl is an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he teaches Media Production and Writing for TV. His feature-length documentary about professional rodeo, Cowboy Christmas, won Best Feature Documentary at the Madrid International Film Festival and the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.
    His experimental video, Nudes Descending a Staircase #2 has screened at the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge Festival and Madatac04 in Madrid. Other award-winning work, including Oh Michael/Oh Jesus, Memorial and Messages from Jeanne, has also screened in festivals worldwide.
    Currently, Motyl is writing a short film, Saturn Return, about a mother and son reconciliation and brother on brother revenge, as well as outlining a feature script titled Three Rivers, about a woman, time travel and the consequences of choices.
    Originally from Pittsburgh, he was graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in English and holds an M.F.A from Northwestern University in Film/Video Production and Screenwriting.
    Best of Fest: Feature Documentary
    Cowboy Christmas
    Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    2014
    Nominated: Best Feature Documentary
    Cowboy Christmas
    Trail Dance Film Festival
    Duncan, Oklahoma
    2014
    Finalist, Audience Favorite
    Cowboy Christmas
    Beloit International Film Festival
    Beloit, Wisconsin
    2014
    Best Feature Documentary
    Cowboy Christmas
    Madrid International Film Festival
    Madrid, Spain
    2013
    Nominated: Best Actor
    Oh Michael/Oh Jesus
    Calgary Fringe Film Festival
    Calgary, Alberta
    2008
    Platinum Reel Award
    Cowboy Christmas
    Nevada International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    Best Sports Action Film
    Cowboy Christmas
    Colorado International Film Festival
    College
    Northwestern University
    MFA, Film/Video Production
    College
    Penn State University
    English, Writing
    Birth City
    Pittsburgh PA
    Current City
    Carbondale IL
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