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Daniel Griffith: The Man Behind Ballyhoo Motion Pictures

By Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – Sometimes, when you watch a DVD, the special features are the best part. But did you ever wonder who creates those special features? You might be surprised to learn that a Chattanooga filmmaker has made quite a few.

Daniel Griffith is the man behind Ballyhoo Motion Pictures. His company has made several short documentaries, and those documentaries have been used as extra features for Mystery Science Theater 3000 box sets and other films released on DVD.

We might think of old sci-fi films as B-movies. But Griffith sees something more--as a filmmaker himself, he says he can learn from the way those B-movie directors and producers dealt with their challenges.