Garland McLaurin is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker; his love for storytelling comes from its power to artistically explore the complex and conflicting social and psychological layers of people and society. His current project "Pops", is a webseries exploring fatherhood for African American men funded by ITVS Digital and National Black Programming Consortium.
He co-directed/produced the Peabody winning documentary series, “180 Days A Year Inside An American High School" and "180 Days Hartsville” that aired on PBS. He served as co-cinematographer on Wes Moore’s "Coming Back" documentary series, highlighting veterans, and for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen's "The New Black", which explores the fight for marriage equality in the African American community. His other professional credits include: field producing on CNN’s "Black in America 4", producer/shooter for WAMU 88.5 American University, BET’s special “Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry." Additional past digital media work includes work for Black Public Media, Time.com, NY Times video division and video editing at the National Geographic digital news division.
He holds a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Howard University and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film school.