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Founding director of D’Arc Productions, and an award winning playwright, screenwriter and director, Campbell Dalglish is also a Film Commissioner for Suffolk County on Long Island. He is also the President and co-founder of The Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center in Patchogue, NY (www.plazamac.org) and has taught film for many years at NYU and the School of Visual Arts.
His short narrative film Dance of the Quantum Cats won over a dozen international awards and was selected by CINE to represent USA at the 12th International Film Festival of Peace, Hiroshima, JAPAN. It was broadcast on PBS/CPTV as part of a series on emerging directors.
Awarded/optioned screenplays include A Shoreless Sea, Taxti Wau: Deer Woman, and Bruises. Awarded and produced plays and musicals include The List, Split, Green Fire, Blue Mass, and Skins of the Money Drum. He is currently under contract to complete a book: Screenwriting Against Genre: Revealing Monsters Within.
Dalglish developed a technique of making films from the perspectives of people living in marginal communities by visiting, interviewing and conducting interactive improvisations with his subjects. The results have been A Hard Way Out(1996 Hartford gangs), The Community Room (1992 Jericho Homeless Shelter), and The Shooting Gallery (1988 Bridgeport Prison) and Bruises (2004).
Documentaries include Eco Action (2000), Ahalani: Living In Harmony With The Sun, and Higher Education in the Prisons (for UFS/CUNY). He has also produced multiple documentary segments for the New Morning Show (Hallmark Channel) that include three reservations – the Havasupai, the White Mountain Apache, and the Navajo. He is currently in production under a City SEED Grant on a feature documentary Being Indian In Oklahoma.
Dalglish has acted as script consultant for The Shooting Gallery and the Independent Film Project (IFP) as well as a frequent panelist on screenwriting for the Institute of International Film Financing (IIFF). He has also moderated panel discussions on American Indian Film at the Native American Finance Conference in Las Vegas titled “Hollywood: American Indian Film” and at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre. He is also a frequent panelist at conference presentations on Media Literacy in Long Island, such as the Men’s Conference sponsored by the Long Island Latino Teachers Association.
Dalglish is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.