a documentary film

The Filmmakers

Eric Brice Swartz, Director

Eric is a visual artist who has worked professionally in film and television for the last eleven years. His interest in the media began in a seventh grade art class in 1982 when his teacher would show super 8 films. His dreams of working in the media were not realized until 1997,  four years after receiving his BFA in Fine Arts from Memphis State University, when he exchanged his scenic art talents for on the job training in TV production at WKNO (Memphis’ PBS affiliate). In 2000 he made the decision to become a freelancer working for local and national production companies. Eventually he began to work on music videos, feature films and documentaries and began to take part in the local independent film scene. There he found a creative outlet for his skills as a camera operator and scenic artist. The digital film revolution democratized the art form enabling him to create in the formerly cost prohibitive media. Eric found he transition from canvas to screen as a palette for artistic endeavors very natural. He brings the artist mindset to bear in film and television work.

Sarah Christine Bolton, Producer

Sarah began working as a freelance writer at the age of 17, when she first published a work of fiction. Since then, she has written for various publications on a wide range of topics. At Belhaven College, she pursued a BA in dance, with a minor in creative writing. Her writing career was furthered during her time as editor of the brogue, the campus literary journal. Upon graduation, she wrote for several local and national publications, and has had work appear in the Memphis Flyer, Southern Bride, Romantic Destinations, Dance Magazine, Edible Memphis, and more. In 2010, she graduated with an MA in journalism from the University of Memphis. A passion for photography and film combined with her experience in the areas of journalism and public relations created the perfect opportunity to assist with the Children of the Wall project. Currently, she works as a freelance writer, photographer and public relations consultant.