I am not so much a filmmaker as a social worker who utilizes media production for telling powerful stories of human rights and social justice.
Tab Ballis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilmington, NC who extends the potential for the expression of human stories through his media consulting firm, Family Tree Productions. Tab is a faculty member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Social Work, and has also created video and online educational programs for academic and human service organizations.
In 2013, he received the NASW Media Award for Documentaries, in recognition of the short film produced in collaboration with Andy Myers of Working Films, "My Marriage Is Not Threatened By Gay Marriage In North Carolina." http://www.socialworkersspeak.org/hollywood-connection/and-the-2013-nasw-media-award-winners-are.html
In 2014 and 2015, he directed and produced video interviews illuminating the lives of LGBTQ elders on the Wilmington Cape Fear Coast, in service of the SAGE Story grants provided by the national Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders organization. http://www.sageusa.org/programs/sagestory-watch.cfm
Tab has served as executive producer and creative/technical consultant for numerous studio and independent film productions, in collaboration with the film community of Wilmington, NC
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Left for Dead2021
    Music Video
    Park View2020
    Documentary
    My Marriage Is Not Threatened By Gay Marriage In North Carolina 2012
    Documentary
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Left for Dead2021
    Music Video
    Park View2020
    Documentary
College
University of North Carolina
Masters in Social Work
19871990
"Life has a way of punishing those who take it too seriously... or not seriously enough." John Updike
I am not so much a filmmaker as a social worker who utilizes media production for telling powerful stories of human rights and social justice.