MedSchool Maryland Productions produces a wide scope of products including documentaries for national broadcast, tribute videos, profiles of special programs and organizations, public relations messages, PSAs for TV and radio, training films, and web videos. Our public awareness campaigns include PSAs, billboards, websites targeting specific audiences, posters, flyers and other print materials. Utilizing the latest in web analytics, MedSchool Maryland Productions is able to develop reports which provide extensive data enabling clients to evaluate the impact of campaigns.
We are a program of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and welcome inquiries about production, accepting production contracts from faculty and programs at the University of Maryland, other educational institutions, state agencies, foundations, non-profits and health care organizations. Our documentaries have been released nationally on HBO, Discovery and public television, and are the recipients of numerous national awards. Our most recently aired programs include a two part mini-series on Maryland Public Television. 8thGrade: From West Baltimore and From West Baltimore follow the lives of five middle school students. Our most recent series for the Discovery Channel, Shock Trauma: Edge of Life, featured the heroic life saving skills of the doctors and nurses of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
MEET THE PRODUCERS
Producers John Anglim and Susan Hadary work closely with clients to ensure their communication goals are realized by developing individualized and innovative video, print and web materials. An on-going collaboration with the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, includes the development of state-wide campaigns to educate the citizens of Maryland on dangers of gambling addiction. Through funding provided by BHA, DHMH a special outreach to mental health care providers included clinician videos and extensive support materials addressing mind resilience for the workforce. In collaboration with the UMB CURE Scholars program, Hadary and Anglim are developing a series of videos which provide an overview of this program’s impact as well as videos capturing the inspirational lives of children in West Baltimore.
Using film making for advocacy defines the ten-year collaboration of producers Susan Hannah Hadary and John Anglim. With their talents as documentarians, they explore the human condition and present portraits of children and adults who face extraordinary challenges as they strive for the gift of ordinary lives.
Their most recent documentary collaboration explores the lives of young teens living in West Baltimore. Another recent collaboration, 29 Years – Bong, Sarah and the King, documents an extraordinary life view spanning nearly 3 decade presenting the life’s journey of three children, who from an early age were mainstream pioneers, because their mothers challenged a system which segregated kids with physical disabilities into special schools.
Other documentaries produced by Anglim and Hadary include: Departing Rosewood, the year long journey of a young adult with developmental disabilities who prepares to leave a restrictive institution and set up an independent life in the community; Understanding Joy, explores the devastation in the world of a woman controlled by a gambling addiction; and Walter P. Carter: Champion for Change, a special tribute to one of Baltimore’s most respected civil rights leaders. They have recently completed a commission from the Discovery Life Channel for a mini-series entitled, Shock Trauma: The Edge of Life.
John Anglim has been honored over the last twenty years with over thirty awards for his documentaries and news photography. He has worked for multiple news outlets across the country as a photojournalist. He contributes the talents of producing, directing, cinematography and editing to his collaborative productions with Susan Hadary. He has a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Minnesota.
Susan Hannah Hadary has been honored with an Academy Award®, national Emmy nominations, regional Emmy awards, the Peabody Award and numerous international awards. She has a B.A. from Bennington College and a Masters Degree from Catholic University. Her documentaries on Advocacy for Mainstreaming include King Gimp, Bong and Donnell, Beginning with Bong, Rachael-Being Five, Rachael-In Middle School, Shakissha and Friends, and Sarah’s Graduation. Other Hadary award-winning documentaries are Love, Josh, Grace, and Marge and Walter. Her national releases include several series for Discovery and three HBO documentaries.
OUR WEB DESIGNER
Kellie Gable Poneres, the MedSchool Maryland Productions Graphic Artist and Web Designer, brands our campaigns and creates web platforms to host and enhance video. These unique digital environments have been nationally recognized for their success in multiple state-wide public awareness campaigns. Of great importance to many of our clients, using web analytics we are able to prepare reports which provide important data on the impact of web hosted campaigns. Kellie also designs and implements social media outreach related to campaigns.
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Recipient of the 2018 Public Awareness Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling
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Recipient of the 2015 Best Website Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling
OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Jeff Otradovec, Community Outreach Director and Associate Producer, manages multiple productions simultaneously. Currently he is managing a statewide campaign on problem gambling which includes TV and Radio PSAs, movie theatre advertisements, billboards, and social media.