Woodrow Travers - Director/Producer
Since freshman year of high school, Woodrow Travers has worked in nearly every capacity of the filmmaking process. While attending Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, Travers shifted his focus from acting to filmmaking, a transition culminating in the writing, producing, and directing of a feature-length film his senior year. “Farewell The Tranquil Mind,” a film about a suicide at a boarding school, is currently screened in health classes at several boarding schools on the East Coast. It was shown at Toronto’s Young Cuts Film Festival and at Vermont’s White River Independent Film Festival, effectively hooking Travers on filmmaking.
Travers graduated from Vassar College in 2009 where he studied Film and Chinese. He continues to be involved in both school-related and independent film projects. Notably, in the Spring of 2008, Travers won the Apple Insomnia Film Festival Popular Vote Award for his short film “Hobopus.” His most recent work, “About the Bells,” is an 85-minute family comedy that Travers co-wrote, co-directed, and edited over the span of two years. While at Vassar College, Travers and two peers founded the student organization, “Vassar Filmmakers,” in order to give younger students the opportunity to work with professional-grade equipment and to collaborate with more seasoned filmmakers.
Travers spent the summer of 2008 in Los Angeles working as the assistant to Ron Howard on the film, “Angles & Demons”. Currently, Travers is in the Directors Guild of America Assistant Director Training Program. He continues to devote his time to Shoot the Sky Productions, hoping to create innovative documentary and fiction pieces, both short and feature length.