Carol Dalrymple is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker whose work explores stories that change our perception of the world and of each other.
With PBS affiliate PBS Utah, she has edited, produced, and directed over 50 feature length and short documentary films on rotation in the PBS national, pledge, and regional schedule. Her work has garnered thirteen Emmy Awards.
Carol founded Edge of Discovery, a non-profit media arts initiative whose mission is to discover and amplify voices and stories that traditionally have been silenced, simplified and minimized, using media technologies. In partnership with the Western Folk Life Center, the Deep West program connects established filmmakers with students in rural and indigenous communities in the West United States to support storytelling that breaks through misconceptions, preserves history and builds community. Exciting partnerships for 2020-21 have resulted in the immersive multi-media museum exhibition Shattering The Pictures in Our Heads, running for five months (directed by Karem Orrego and intern directors Lance Owyhee and Destiny Max) which deconstructs the “Mythic Indian” stereotypes we see in mainstream media through the perspective of members from the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe; and the Duck Valley Film Festival, the first in the area, featuring films from the Sho-Pai community and available and sharable on Facebook Live.
Carol's current work explores new dimensions of immersive and interactive storytelling, using virtual and augmented reality and other immersive mediums. With mobile augmented reality project Kvöldvaka, she is exploring how ancient stories can inform us in a time of climate crisis. Kvöldvaka was selected for CPH:LAB, CPH:DOX’s talent development programme that encourages creative risk taking, celebrates raw talent, facilitates collaboration across borders and business sectors and supports visionaries to push the existing boundaries of documentary filmmaking. Kvöldvaka will premiere at CPH:DOX in April 2021. Carol was selected by Facebook's Virtual Reality company, Oculus, for their inaugural Launch Pad Program, a mentorship program designed to support promising Content Creators and Developers. With PBS Utah, she is creating a series of 360 stereoscopic portraits to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park, premiering in the fall of 2021. The vignettes will explore our human relationship to place, and will be part of a 2-year touring art exhibition.
Her work has been seen on PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and Fox Sports. Additional awards include the Society of Professional Journalists Gold Award for Best Documentary, the Cine Golden Eagle Awards of Excellence in Film and Media, National Educational Telecommunications Association, Gold, Silver, and Platinum Awards from the Utah Broadcasters Association, and an Award of Recognition issued jointly by the State of Utah Department of Community and Culture and the Utah Division of Indian Affairs.