Carol Dalrymple is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker whose work explores stories that change our perception of the world and of each other. She is Director of 360 PBS Utah film Mukuntuweap: Call of the Canyon (Zion National Park) narrated by Robert Redford and starring artist Roland Lee and folklorist/musician Hal Cannon, and Producer of Shattering the Pictures in Our Heads, an immersive multi-screen documentary video installation deconstructing the mythic Native American stereotype with members of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.
With PBS affiliate PBS Utah, she has edited, produced, and directed over 30 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. Partnerships in 2022 have resulted in the immersive multi-media museum exhibition Shattering The Pictures in Our Heads, which deconstructs the “Mythic Indian” stereotypes we see in mainstream media (directed by Karem Orrego and intern directors Lance Owyhee and Destiny Max) through the perspective of members from the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. Version one of ran for five months in 2021 at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, and version two running for four months in 2022 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; 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 (projected public release date for the project is in 2023). 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. 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.
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.