An independent filmmaker for 31 years, Gwendolyn Clancy tells the stories of those who live and work in the Great Basin through her videos and films, including The Man They Call Will James, narrated by actor Richard Farnsworth. Her talent at tapping into peoples’ lives has resulted in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Humanities and the Gund Foundation, and numerous awards from the American Film Festival and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, to name a few. For 12 years, Clancy hosted and produced a monthly documentary series, Exploring Nevada, for the Nevada Dept of Cultural Affairs. She continues to produce digital film vignettes for the Nevada Arts Council and a range of non-profits including The Nature Conservancy in Nevada, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Retired Teachers of Nevada, The City of Las Vegas, to name a few. The programs receive wide distribution via television and the web.
Clancy holds a BA in French from Wellesley College, Massachusetts and an MA in Communications from the University of Nevada, Reno.