Tom Weidlinger Biography
Director, Co-Producer, and Co-Writer
Tom Weidlinger is an
independent filmmaker who has been writing, directing and producing documentary
films for 30 years. Nineteen of his films have received national broadcasts on
public television. Many have won prestigious festival and industry awards, and
are in educational distribution.
For his most recent film Jim Thorpe, The World’s Greatest Athlete, Weidlinger teamed up with co-writer Joseph Bruchac, the Abenaki author and storyteller. The film is a biography of the legendary Native American athlete.
Other recent project include:
In 1987, Weidlinger formed
Moira Productions, an independent production company, for the purpose of
developing and producing programs for public television. Moira's first
production was The Great San Francisco Earthquake, which was selected to premiere the celebrated PBS
anthology series THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Moira's second film, for the second season of the series, was The
Great War, 1918.
A Moira Productions Film in association with Dateline Productions, © 2008, Lillian Lincoln Foundation