About Searchlight Films

Rawn Fulton

Rawn Fulton

Filmmaker, Videographer, Editor

An award-winning filmmaker with extensive production experience, Fulton has created documentaries in many genres: the arts, biography, corporate marketing and communications, education, environment, ethnography, history, science, sociology, sports and travel. Projects have taken him all over the world.

He has produced films independently and for such major clients as: The National Wildlife Federation, The Peace Corps, PBS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Antenne 2 (France), Philomel Books, Scholastic Inc., Eric Carle Studio, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Historic Deerfield Museum, Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard). He also has filmed and edited projects for many producers and clients such as: The New-York Historical Society, American Express Publishing, Guardian, Pfizer, The Boys’ Club of New York, Eaglebrook School, Greenfield Community College, The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, Wellspring House, Boys Hope Girls Hope/NY.

Fulton’s films cover an extensive range of topics: world population and the environment, New England farm life, Pre-Columbian and Native American cultures, ancient Egypt, tribal village life in India, drug addiction, the computer revolution, educational institutions, portraits of artists Louise Nevelson, Batuz, Eric Carle, Patricia Polocco, Ezra Jack Keats, and Virginia Lee Burton, and the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In addition to his own numerous film projects, he created and for over a decade directed, with support from The Sopris Foundation of Aspen CO, The World Population Film/Video Festival—challenging American and international students to create programs of their own, examining the most critical issues of our time: population, consumption, environment, and sustainability.

Throughout his career he has used film and video to explore, express and extend the human capacity for sharing information—not simply as data, but as a source of creative expression and insight.

Educated at The Wooster School, Danbury CT and Columbia University, with 2 years Peace Corps service working with tribal peoples in Maharashtra, India, he speaks 5 languages: English, French, Marathi, Film and Video.