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educator , filmmaker , film producer

David Thomas Tarleton, film producer, educator, film director. Certified in film New York University, 1994; Achievements include first to filmmakers to create internet video series. Recipient Best Documentary award, Boston International Film Festival, 2005, Silver Telly award, 2006, Award, Time Magazine, 2006, Webby award, 2007; fellowship, Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, 1997.


Tarleton, David Thomas Son of Jesse S. and Lavonne O. Tarleton.


Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1993. Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-television, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 2000.


Character interpreter Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, 1982—1995. Producer, director, editor Dragoon Productions, 1993—1995, Popular Cinema, Los Angeles, 1997—2004, Tarleton, Dawn Productions, Los Angeles, since 2004. Senior editor Wirebreak Entertainment, Venice, 1999—2000.

Producer, editor Winston Davis & Associates, Los Angeles, 2001—2003. Senior editor Hirsch Productions, 2004—2007. Filmmaking instructor University California, 2007—2009.

Assistant professor Columbia College Chicago, since 2009. Festival programmer Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1999—2004.


  • Certified in film New York University, 1994. Achievements include first to filmmakers to create internet video series.


  • Other Work

    • Executive producer (director, editor): (web series) Dorkumentary. Co-director(editor): Sweet Tooth. Producer, producer: (films) Pain.

      Executive producer: (plays) Rock N Roll Sex Machine. Director: The Miss Firecracker Contest, Sweeney Todd, No Exit, The Indian Wants The Bronx, (producer, writer, editor): (films) Dinner, On A Pale Horse, Knock Out. Director, director, producer, writer, editor: (films) His Little Girl.

      Editor (visual effects, sound designer): (web series) Statler & Waldorf From The Balcony (Best Comedy Series Webby award, 2007). Editor: Backdoor Hollywood, Newsblast. Producer(editor): (documentaries) What Babies Want (Boston International Film Festival Best Documentary award, 2005), The Making of Double Vision, The Making of Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Reducing Infant Mortality.

      (television series) Dark Secrets, Some Assembly Required. Contributor numerous films & documentaries. Senior editor (television series) The Pat Kilbane Show.


Member of Motion Picture Editor's Guild, Indiana Feature Project, Los Angeles Writer's Center, International Documentary Association.


Married Adria Dawn Tarleton, May 27, 2006. 1 child Hart Monroe.

Jesse S.

Lavonne O. Tarleton

Adria Dawn Tarleton

Hart Monroe Tarleton