EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / OWNER
Emmy Award nominated director Bill Cornelius has been visually telling stories since he was old enough to hold a crayon. His lifelong passion has led him into a number of roles over the last decade as a director, cinematographer, editor, and producer on work ranging from narrative film, to music videos, to commercials. His work has appeared on CMT, PBS, FOX, GAC, and The Country Network and has earned him a number of accolades including five Telly Awards and two Gold Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation, in addition to an Emmy nomination for a commercial he directed for Random House author Brooks Benjamin.
In 2016, his dark and stylized anti-bullying documentary HEAR ME NOW secured distribution through Green Planet Films, making it available to millions across the United States via Amazon Prime and other services.
Since 2005, Cornelius has owned and operated Halangarde Pictures in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition to the variety of projects produced by Halangarde, including a cartoon pilot and a web series, Cornelius continues to be involved in various productions in a wide range of capacities. He hopes to use the storytelling power of film and art to entertain and inspire audiences around the globe.