William Mayo Hindle
dec. 29, 1929 - april 7, 1987
Independent film maker of the 3rd Avant Garde.
Professor at the University of South Florida.
- Pastorale d'Ete
- 9 minutes
- Award: SF Int'l Film Festival
- 1957 / 1963
- NON Catholicam
- 10 minutes
- Has never been placed in competition.
- 1959 - 1966
- An unlisted 150 short films done for CBS /
- 29: 'Merci, Merci'
- 30 minutes
- Awards: Kenyon and Kent State Festivals;
Ann Arbor Film Festival
- 5 minutes
- Chinese Firedrill
- 25 minutes
- Awards: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film
Fetival; First Prize, Barn Gallery, Maine; First
Prize, SF Int'l Film Festival; First Prize,
Foothill College Film Festival
- 32 minutes
- Awards: First Prize, American Film
Fetival, NY; Canadian National Film Festival,
- Invitational tributes: Cannes Film
Festival; Int'l Moscow Film Festival
- 9 minutes
- St. Flournoy Lobos-Logos and the Eastern
Fetus Taxing Japan Brides
- in West Coast Places Sucking Alabama Air
- 12 minutes
- Later That Same Night
- 10 minutes
- 22 minutes
- 9 minutes
- - never completed 2nd (final) edit.
- Photo from University of Colorado seminar flier
- Photographer Unknown
- Will Hindle's Films are
- Shellie Fleming's filmic
- to Will Hindle,
- Left-Handed Memories
- available through:
Sound files available from this
- Canyon Cinema showing of Will Hindle's works,
hosted by Bruce Baillie, Nov. 2005:
- Part One
- Part Two
- Will Hindle's comments about
- given during Dr. O'Grady's
- Buffalo Conference on Autobiography in the
Independent American Cinema,
- March 1973
- Musical score from Pastuer3:
- Florida Landscapes
- Courtesy of the composer, Hilton Kean Jones
The William Mayo
Hindle Biographical Project
- A progress note from Mark Toscano:
- Youngblood, Gene. Expanded Cinema.
E. P. Dutton & Co., New York 1970
- Pages 93-96
- ISBN: 0-525-47263-0 Dutton Paperback
- ISBN: 0-525-10152-7 cloth
- U.S. Library of Congress Card Catalog No.: 71-87207
- Also published simultaneously in Canada by Clarke, Irwin
& Company Limited, Toronto and Vancouver
- "Hindle's films are closer to painting than movies"
by Garland Reeves
- The Birmingham News, Arts & Leisure, Sunday November
- "Emblems of transcendance: The Films of Will Hindle"
by Linda Dubler
- Art Papers Vol. 5, No. 5 September / October 1981
- "Will Hindle Letter" offered by Bob Orr
- Cantrill Filmnotes Nos 35, 36 Double Issue April 1981
- "Two Films by Will Hindle" by Richard Corliss
- Film Quarterly Volume 22 Spring 1969 pages 47-50
In Honor of Will Hindle (William
Pioneer in the realm of filmmaking, his innovations are now
used by filmers and media throughout the world. It is doubtful
that anyone can watch Will's film-art and remain unmoved, whether
by the display of technical skill or by the sheer beauty and
poignancy captured in the images. He insisted on perfection in
his films, careful of every detail. He always created from his
heart. As a professor, he tried to inspire the same in his
students and those around him.
Thank you, Will.
- A Matter of Thanks
- For years of personally safeguarding Will Hindle's
original rolls against the elements, the predators,
- and potential destruction at the hands of the misguided
- She accepted this daunting duty by her own choice and
- Also...for being such a light for Will during his dark
- Only with the greatest of respects, purest of amity, I
- Shellie Fleming
- I and all those who hold Will Hindle's
- and those that may yet discover their
beauty in the future,
- are forever in debt to you....
- The skilled and caring hands into which
Shellie delivered Will's originals;
- the man who cares enough about the Avant
Garde to find the way to save irreplaceable film artworks:
- Mark Toscano
- I count your efforts as nothing short of
- For having faithfully maintained and
repaired circulating copies of Will Hindle's films,
- year after year,
- so that the public can glimpse Will's
- the most heartfelt gratitude is extended
- Dominic Angerame
- You are the filmmaker's true friend.
- ...Without these good people, so much would be lost....
- There are so many others...
- ...whether students, filmmakers, teachers, archivists,
preservationists, writers, advocates
- or simply those who have known him or enjoyed his works...
- ...thank you all for your part in keeping Will Hindle and
- in the hearts and minds of the world.
- Burbank High School
- Thanks to Tom MacIntosh
- and Claudel Taylor
- Room 280
- Universtity of South
- Photo: Diana Lee
- If one of the photos on this site was taken by you or
someone you know, please inform me so I may seek proper
permission and give credit where due. If you know of
other photos of Mr. Hindle, I would be eager to pay for
reproductions for my personal collection and, if allowed,
add them to this page. Photography credits not listed
directly with photos on this website are listed at the
bottom of this page.
- I welcome any comments you have to offer concerning Will
Hindle, his works, or this site.
- I would like to add a Testimonial page. If you
knew Will and would care to post a statement, please let
- And if you were a student of Will's, please tell me what
you're doing now!
- Thank you,
- Diana Lee Whatley
- This "Moveable
Headstone" approved by
- Bruce Baillie,
- founder of Canyon Cinema.
- Header photo used with
- the University of South
- Left & Right:
- Frames from "Chinese
- Special Thanks to
- for our cost-free web-hosting!
- No image should be copied
- from this site without contacting
- this site's administrator.
- Copyright 2004-2006 DLW
Site launched: October 26, 2004
Last revised: July 24, 2010.
- Please visit our brother site
- in support of
- film artist
whisper to heaven...Will, the answer was always, "Yes!"