Film Makers

Diane Heller
  Writer/ Director

Novi Noveg & Larry Tuttle
  Composers/ Musicians

Todd Brunelle
  Cinematographer / editor

Edward M. Bannister: An American Artist, is a documentary feature film, combining extensive archival material, paintings, sketches, re-created scenes, still photos, and exterior scenes of Rhode Island today. The story is narrated by Edward Bannister's greatest believer, his wife, Christiana Carteaux Bannister.

Fall 2009: Project director Diane Heller has collected the field research needed on Christiana Bannister, which informs the entire screenplay through her role as narrator. This research came from input from RI historians, genealogists, archives and museums: all original research.

While the framework is in place, further research continues through Spring 2010, along with fund raising for the film, via the IDA Fiscal Sponsorship Program.