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Stu Pollard, Filmmaker


Stu Pollard still from Keep Your Distance Keep Your Distance crew

Independent producer/director Stu Pollard released his first feature film, Nice Guys Sleep Alone, in 2000. Since then, the romantic comedy about the dating scene in Louisville has been broadcast in more than a dozen countries worldwide, including an 18-month run on HBO. Available nationwide on DVD, it has enjoyed tremendous popularity at Hollywood Video and Netflix.com and garnered press coverage from USA Today, Time, and Variety. It is booked to air on various television outlets in the U.S. through 2016.

Stu visited Mixed Media in spring 2005 to tell us about his second film, Keep Your Distance, scheduled for release in the fall. Stu wrote, directed, and produced the film, which was shot in Louisville with guest stars Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal), Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein), and Kim Raver (24).

A native of Louisville, Stu attended Kentucky Country Day and Georgetown University. He spent three years working for New York’s McCann-Erickson advertising agency before moving to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California Film School. He splits his time between Louisville and Santa Monica.


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Clarinetist Daniel Goldman, a teenage virtuoso who performed in Louisville as part of the Gheens Great Expectations concerts; filmmaker Stu Pollard; and the contemporary gospel of Adrianne Archie. (#728)

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Clarinetist Daniel Goldman, a teenage virtuoso who performed in Louisville as part of the Gheens Great Expectations concerts; filmmaker Stu Pollard; and the contemporary gospel of Adrianne Archie. (#740)





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