Carrie Hunter (“Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later”) is a filmmaker from Northwest Florida. She started her career at age 14 while working on a short student film about Marjory Stoneman Douglas where she interviewed former Attorney General Janet Reno in her home in Miami. After winning awards for her films about science and technology from NASA and National History Day, she went on to FSU Film School where she learned under Stuart Robertson (Predator), Victor Nunez (Ulee’s Gold), and many other legendary filmmakers.
After graduation, she worked as a Creative Services Director at Channel 3 in Pensacola and as an associate producer on the independent film The Lengths (available on Amazon Prime). Carrie moved to New York to work as an apprentice with the Directors Guild of America, gaining eligibility for guild membership on both coasts. She was assigned to shows like Luke Cage, Law and Order, Kimmy Schmidt, Blindspot, and Ben is Back.
After completing the program, she returned to the south to produce her own work, including her current documentary This Is Six Months After Hurricane Michael. In the fall, she will be attending law school at Georgia State University with a focus on intellectual property and entertainment law.
Tommy Womack (Movies + TV) is a 30A Songwriters Festival veteran who has played in the bands Government Cheese, the bis-quits, Daddy, and Todd Snider and the Nervous Wrecks. A two-time winner of the Nashville Scene’s Critics Poll’s Best Song award, Mr. Womack is also the author of Cheese Chronicles: The True Story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band You’ve Never Heard Of and The Lavender Boys and Elsie.
His latest book, dust bunnies, is out now and you should drop whatever you’re doing and read it. Discover more at tommywomack.com.
Clay Jones (Cartoons) syndicates his cartoons daily to publications across the country. Clay was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and was raised in Louisiana, Illinois, California and Georgia. He currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His cartoons have recently been featured on CNN, and he was a finalist for the 2019 Herblock Prize.
Subscribe to the Claytoonz YouTube channel and watch Clay Jones create his masterpieces and demystify the whole cartooning thing.
Seagrove Beach resident Nikki Hedrick (Reel Big Fish) is a photographer and longtime Beachcomber contributor. She is the co-owner of 850 Music and Entertainment, and wears a few other hats, too. Nikki is currently up to her ears in beach wedding season.
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- Behind the In-Between: Towne
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- Live Music
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10 Things You May Not Know About Fort Walton Beach’s De’France Antiques
De’France Antiques just celebrated their 10-year anniversary but have only been in their current location for nine years. When De’France first opened, it was in a much smaller location further down Eglin...
A Taste of Puerto Rico in Fort Walton Beach
There’s an area of Fort Walton Beach that’s becoming sort of a restaurant district for me and my family. Over the years we’ve discovered a number of friendly, unpretentious, reasonably priced dining...
One on One with Lensea Film’s Jared Cramblet
By Samantha Lambert Beachcomber contributing writer Samantha Lambert sat down recently for a chat with local businessman and filmmaker Jared Cramblet, who was featured in last issue’s News from Beachcomberland. ...
Submitted by Jeff Chesser “I rescued Sadie from the highway when she was a little puppy,” Mr. Chesser tells Beachcomber. “She almost caused a wreck and wound up under my truck.” Sadie...
A New Record for Harbor Docks’ Annual Charity Auction
On August 24, Destin’s Harbor Docks restaurant held its 34th Annual Charity Auction benefiting Take-A-Kid Fishing Day and Destin Harvest. The event started with a silent auction and culminated with a live...
Behind the In-Between: Towne
By Nikki Hedrick Towne returns to our town to promote their new album In the In Between at Seaside’s REP Theatre Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 PM. Two-thirds of the...