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With documentary film, Magic Kumquat Productions believes in telling stories that engage, inspire, and move viewers. Our goal is to cultivate inclusive, curiosity-driven work -- particularly focusing on conservation, history, and biography. The "kumquat" in our name derives from Kumquat Avenue, where we once lived in Coconut Grove, Florida, in a community with many artists, film makers, designers, and writers. We added the word "magic," because it makes us smile.
Laura Albritton recently worked as the writer for the NATAS Suncoast Emmy-nominated documentary film, The Florida Keys: Two Hundred Years of Paradise, produced by South Florida Public Television. The film aired on 249 public television stations. She also directed and edited the new short documentary film, Longleaf Forever, created with the support and assistance of The Environmental Resources Network, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Division, and The Longleaf Alliance. Her other documentary credits include Introducing the Indigo, about a threatened species of snake, and the biographical documentary, Adventures in History. Laura is the author of award-winning short stories and five books on regional history and travel, including Hidden History of the Florida Keys (The History Press). She serves remotely as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Miami's Writing Studies Program. Before attending graduate school, she worked for Vanguard Documentaries and film producer Charles Hobson in Manhattan.
Zickie Allgrove is an FAA-licensed drone pilot and videographer. He served as the Director of Photography on the conservation documentary Longleaf Forever and Introducing the Indigo, a documentary short film about a threatened species, and filmed on location in Longleaf pine forests in Georgia. He contributed aerials and B-Roll to the documentary short film, Adventures in History, about historian Jerry Wilkinson. Zickie has experience in creating short animations using Lightwave 3D, and he edits in DaVinci Resolve. A U.K. Chartered engineer and McGill alumnus, Zickie was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He travels throughout the world as a V.P. for a multinational engineering company. He has gained extensive experience in project development and financing in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America.