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Larry Carroll

Part Time Lecturer

Larry Carroll was born in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where he grew up studying theatre and fine arts.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida where he majored in Art. After many years as an art director/producer for the advertising agencies Young & Rubicom, Campbell-Ewald and J. Walter Thompson, Carroll formed Sundog Productions where he started directing commercials. With offices in Detroit and Los Angeles, Carroll produced and directed hundreds of commercials for a wide range of clients including Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Toyota, ABC-TV, AC/Delco, United Way, and many others.

Carroll produced and directed a 30-minute short film entitled Camus’ Shoes, his first foray into longer format pieces. The film won numerous awards including the Gold Award for Best Dramatic Short at Worldfest Houston.  He also produced, wrote, directed and edited a feature length documentary on the late comedian, Sam Kinison titled, Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? The film ran on HBO and Carroll received the Best Director Award at the New York Film and Video Festival for the film.

He has directed numerous episodic television series since, including Brimstone, Huntress, Cover Me, and Peacemakers, a western series he co-created as well as directing the pilot which was the second most watched pilot in basic cable history.  Recently, he directed nine webisodes for The Other Side, based on the hit CBS series, Ghost Whisperer.