Filmmaker Todd Hewey is a national award-winning Producer, Director, Writer and Cinematographer of live and prerecorded long and short format television productions, and has over 17 years of broadcast and cable television experience at the national, regional and local levels. He has extensive field, studio and post production experience with 16mm film, 1-inch video, Beta and Sony High-Definition video formats.
Some of Todds major television productions include: Honor Squadrons (HS), a Public Television documentary about the people and organizations that restore and fly WWII aircraft; Tiger Cruise, a Public Television documentary about the U.S. Navys dependent cruise program (the first documentary production ever allowed by the Navy to cover this event); and Computer Workshop, the first live Public Television broadcast series on home and small business computing, seen in several PBS broadcast markets across the United States.
Honor Squadrons received several awards and honors including: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Max Karant Award for Excellence in Aviation Journalism (95). Media professionals on the judging panel for AOPAthe largest pilot association in the worldcalled Honor Squadrons, ...a masterpiece. We have never seen a work of video with such extensive aerial photography, such skilled editing, and such brilliant selection and use of music. HS also received First Place, Documentary, Press Club of Houston Awards (95); and the PBS National Development Award for Innovation (96), for fundraising in Tampa, Florida. In addition, a cut-down of HS was featured by the Shell Oil Company-hosted Houston black-tie fundraiser to help raise over $200,000 in one evening for the American Air Museum in Britain Campaign (95).
In addition to his television work, Todd served as Content Producer and Media Relations Coordinator for Tom Kings CompuTalk, a weekly 3-hour live talk radio show on home and small business computing, heard coast-to-coast in over 30 broadcast markets. Todd also served as CompuTalks official guest host and quarterly on-air computer gaming reviewer.
his Bachelor of Arts in History from Gordon College in 1981, and his
Master of Arts in Communication: Film and Television Production (summa
cum laude) from Regent University in 1996. Raised in an aviation-oriented
family, Todd has avidly studied historic aviation (particularly military)
in great detail for over 30 years.
following aircraft are
B-24 Liberator (models D - J). Todd's dad, Calvin Hewey, was assigned by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as the official Field Representative to Wendover Air Force base at Salt Lake City, Utah from 1942 until the conclusion of WWII. The primary aircraft assigned to that training base was the Consolidated B-24, which is the unsung workhorse of WWII, and the most produced aircraft in American history. Todd is a B-24 Evangelist, and will bore you for hours about why it should be treated more fairly by historians, the media, and those within the restoration movement.
His favorite B-24 is the only one flying today, the gorgeously restored Collings Foundation B-24J "All American." Oh, and don't get Todd started about the Confederate Air Force's LB-30. It's not a "real" B-24, but carries people and PX for the CAF's awesome B-29 Superfortress "FiFi". Once again, proof that the B-24 family doesn't get any respect! Photograph courtesy of Patrick Bunce and The Collings Foundation.