Sun-Times: After TV Debut, Maywood Filmmaker’s Documentary to Stream Online

Maywood native and filmmaker Derek Grace, middle right with camera, filming the documenting “College Week.” | Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday, June 8, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Sun-Times || 6/6/16 ||  Virginia Barreda Spencer Elementary Technology Academy’s annual celebration of “College Week” is the subject of a documentary film that will premiere Tuesday on public television. Told from the perspectives of three eighth-grade teachers, the 60-minute film … Continue reading Sun-Times: After TV Debut, Maywood Filmmaker’s Documentary to Stream Online

85-Year-Old Maywood Native, Korean War Vet Finally Gets His Diploma | Former Pirate’s Film To Make TV Debut

Robert “Gus” Trantham, 85, finally walked across the stage to receive his diploma, 63 years after completing his bachelor’s degree. Below: Trantham’s year book photo. | Courtesy Northern Illinois University   Friday, May 20, 2016 || By Michael Romain  In 1952, a young Robert “Gus” Trantham was poised to graduate from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s in education when he was abruptly called to … Continue reading 85-Year-Old Maywood Native, Korean War Vet Finally Gets His Diploma | Former Pirate’s Film To Make TV Debut

Maywood Native, Proviso East Alum Makes Documentary Film About Chicago High School

Derek Grace speaks about his film “College Week,” during a screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago on Sun. August 30. Igor Studenkov/Wednesday Journal. Monday, August 31, 2015 || Originally Published: Austin Weekly News || By Igor Studenkov  Filmmaker Derek Grace, who produced the award-winning film “Pirate Pride,” about the rich basketball tradition at Proviso East High School (his alma mater), has … Continue reading Maywood Native, Proviso East Alum Makes Documentary Film About Chicago High School