A Night with the Director

Barns of the Susquehanna Valley

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Jonathan Slade is an Emmy winning writer / producer / director of documentaries and children's programming for public television who also serves as Chair of the Department of Communication & Cinema at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.  

Slade has a 30-year relationship with Maryland Public TV, and his documentary projects include "Gone But Not Forgotten" (1994), "Gone But Not Forgotten 2" (1994), "Clickety-Clack Christmas" (1997), "Eatin, Crabs: Chesapeake Style" (2008), "Historic Barns of Maryland" (2012), "Electric Road Trip" (2014), and "Barns of the Susquehanna Valley" (2107).  He has also authored several companion paperbacks for his public TV specials, including "Barns of My Childhood: A Memoir" (2012), and "The Electric Road Trip Begins: All Charged Up and Ready to Go!" (2014). 

As a professor at McDaniel College, he specializes in micro-budget independent filmmaking, media literacy, and American environmental cinema. Slade gre up on a small farm in Carroll County, earned his BA in Communication at McDaniel, and his MFA in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  

He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, and was even a Television Academy intern at Paramount Studios on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, back in 1992. 

When not teaching or producing documentaries, Slade enjoys road-tripping with his wife Novia Campbell in one of their two all-electric vehicles, a 2012 Nissan LEAF and a 2016 Kia Soul EV+.









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HGAC's Barn Grant Preservation Project and Grant Program, a grass roots project begun in 2005 to preserve the historic barns of Adams County.

The Project provides grants to barn owners to make needed repairs, and also maintains a Barn Registry recording the architectural details of existing historic barns in Adams County. 

All proceeds from the screening of "Barns of the Susquehanna Valley" will benefit the Barn Preservation Grant Program.







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