|Some of the talented filmmakers who
work on Split Screen:
George Ratliff, a Texas native, began his career in journalism. After
graduating from the University of Texas at Austin film program, Ratliff
to Costa Rica to write for a Central American news magazine and become a
correspondent for Texas newspapers. After returning to the states, George
redirected his efforts to film and has written and directed features,
and television programs.
His feature documentary, The Plutonium Circus, won awards at The San
Francisco International Film Festival, The International Documentary
Association Awards, was a Cine Eagle Award winner and won Best Documentary
Feature at The South by Southwest Film Festival in 1995. Plutonium Circus
received a limited theatrical release and has sold television and video distribution worldwide. George also wrote and directed the low-budget
feature Purgatory County which was awarded at the South by Southwest Film
Festival in 1997, screened at the Independent Film Project Chicago, and
the closing night event at the New York Underground Film Festival in 1998.
currently in production of the feature documentary 'Hell House'
in Dallas, Texas.