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