Garland McLaurin

Washington, District of Columbia

About Me

Garland McLaurin is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker; his love for storytelling comes from its power to artistically explore the complex and conflicting social and psychological layers of people and society. His most recent project POPS, is a web-series exploring fatherhood for African American men funded by ITVS Digital and National Black Programming Consortium.

He co-directed/produced the Peabody winning documentary series, “180 Days A Year Inside An American High School and Hartsville” that aired on PBS. He served as co-cinematographer on Wes Moore’s Coming Back documentary series, highlighting veterans, and for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen's The New Black, which explores the fight for marriage equality in the African American community. His other professional credits include: field producing on CNN’s Black in America 4, producer/shooter for WAMU 88.5 American University, BET’s special “Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry”. Additional past digital media work includes work for Black Public Media, Time.com, NY Times video division and video editing at the National Geographic digital news division.

He holds a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Howard University and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film school.

I have been in the industry since 1999.


Producer – Pops

January, 2015 — October, 2017
Online – ITVS Digital

Field Producer – Millenial Preists

March, 2017 — March, 2017
Online – Time.com

Producer & Director – Hope Is In The Science

March, 2016 — September, 2016
Corporate – University of Florida

Cinematography – Tell Them We Are Rising

August, 2016 — August, 2016
Television – Firelight media

2nd Camera – American Creed

December, 2014 — February, 2016
Television – Citizen Film

Co-Director/Producer – 180 Days: Hartsville

August, 2014 — June, 2015
Television – SCETV & Black Public Media

Field Producer – Tony Fadell/NEST Thermostat Profile

May, 2014 — May, 2014
Online – Time.com

Cinematographer – Coming Back

June, 2013 — September, 2013
Television – PBS

Co-Producer/Director – 180 Days A Year Inside An American Highschool

August, 2012 — August, 2013
Television – PBS

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