The Filmmakers

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Carolyn Crowder Director

Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D. is a retired psychologist who specialized in parent education and published three parenting books, one of which was a NY Times national bestseller. She appeared on Today, 20/20, Dateline, and NPR.
She has produced three documentaries: SISTER DON’T WEEP is an art piece about being raised Southern and female; SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD is about the history of a Southern Black community in rural Arizona, as told by the elders; and, RUBY, is an exploration of the life of Ruby Prevo who worked for the Crowder family for over 20 years.

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Rod Murphy, Jr.  Producer, Camera, Editor

Rod has won 14 awards for his first three documentary features, including Best of Fest, Best Documentary, and Audience Award. He, with his production company Collective Projects, directs and produces video for commercial and non-profit clients, including Outward Bound, American Express, New Belgium Brewing, United Way, ESPN and Industries for the Blind. His work has screened internationally at festivals and on streaming services.


We are pleased to announce our affiliation of At the River with the Hartley Film Foundation, Auburn Seminary in New York. This non-profit group supports films about religious topics and offers grants, fiscal agency, and consulting services to filmmakers.

We received helpful encouragement and cooperation from the Presbyterian Heritage Center, Montreat, NC, and Johnson C. Smith Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Atlanta.