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Garland Waller

Garland WallerAssistant Professor, Television

Professor Waller is an award-winning producer-writer-director of nationally syndicated and local television and independent film programs. No Way Out But One, her second indie feature documentary, was selected for the Bare Bones International Film Festival and has won an Indie, an Accolade, and a Telly award. No Way Out But One was initially a documentary short. It won a Telly and was selected for The Unspoken Film Festival on Human Rights. Both productions focused on Holly Collins, the first American woman to be granted asylum by the Dutch government on grounds of domestic violence. The goal of No Way Out But One is to expose the failure of America’s family courts to protect battered women and their children. Her chapter “The Yuck Factor” appears in Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody Legal Strategies and Policy Issues.

Small Justice: Little Justice in America’s Family Courts, her first independent production, was produced under the banner of Garland Waller Productions. National awards include Best Social Documentary, NY International Independent Film Festival, GirlFest Indie Award, Award for Media Excellence 8th International Conference on Family Violence, and the Key West Indie Film Fest. Waller’s early awards for television productions include the Grand Prize and the Gold Prize at the International Film Festival of New York, the Iris Award for Best Entertainment, two Ohio State Awards, five New England Emmys and two Action for Children’s Television Awards.

Professor Waller teaches The Creative Producer and Hothouse Productions, a class that operates as a student-run, client-driven production company.


BS, University of Virginia
MS, Boston University


Email: garwal@bu.edu
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