With a prolific career that includes an Academy Award for Titanic, cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC has added an INDIE GRANTS short film to his filmmography, with the legendary DP shooting The Final Adventure of John & Eleanor Greene in Charleston.

The short was written by Greenville, SC, native Matthew Aughtry and directed and produced by Maria White Mebane and Matthew Mebane of Charleston.  As an INDIE GRANTS training project, Trident Tech film students worked directly under Carpenter and other production professionals.

Carpenter has over 30 years of experience as one of the industry's most talented cinematographers, with credits that include Titanic, This Means War, 21, Shallow Hall, Charlie's AngelsAnt-Man, and XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

According to INDIE GRANTS Producer Brad Jayne, the short film "is a powerful collaboration between South Carolina's production industry and overall creative community.  Showcasing the great city of Charleston -- the talent, the culture, the architecture, the beauty.  The dynamic atmosphere only found here in South Carolina."

Carpenter also set aside an afternoon to speak with South Carolina production professionals and students at the South Carolina Film Commission's AN AFTERNOON WITH RUSSELL CARPENTER: A CINEMATOGRAPHY SEMINAR.  The workshop was free and open to the public.

FAJEG Director Maria White Mebane with Art Dept. P.A. Trisha Pham, a Trident Technical College student.

Russell Carpenter on the set of The Final Adventure of John & Eleanor Greene.

Scene from The Final Adventure of John & Eleanor Greene.