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Jo Throckmorton

Jo Throckmorton

Adjunct Instructor,
Dept. of Telecommunications.

Radio-TV Center, Room 240A
(812) 856-0152

rjthrock 'at' indiana.edu

I am a member of the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) and work as a First A.D. throughout the Midwest. “Dick’s Sporting Goods: Sports Matter” long form film was nominated in 2014 for a DGA award for best direction of a commercial. Awarded the Cine Golden Eagle for a film about the YMCA. I own and manage Jo Throckmorton Filmworks (a Blue Ace Media company) which produced and edited the nationally-aired Mark Cuban commercial featuring his time at IU as a student. The PBS film, “Hard Life,” directed and produced for WTIU, won the Best Social Reporting award from the Indiana Journalism Society.

My areas of specialty are location production, directing and producing. Numerous student works have won national recognition by receiving Telly Awards. Started in feature film work with John Sayles (Director) and Sarah Green (Producer) on “City of Hope.” Co-wrote, produced and edited the nationally distributed small-budget feature film, “Suspicions.” Worked in feature film production for a time in the New York City market. Worked as a multi-camera studio director of nightly newscast for CBS-TV affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and PBS-TV affiliate WPTD-TV in Dayton. Wabash College undergrad. Miami University Master’s degree.

Significant projects include: “Morgan’s Raid” film about the confederate attack on Corydon during the Civil War, “Labron & Dwight” Super Bowl commercial for McDonald’s, “The Journey” Super Bowl commercial for Visa. Other clients include NCAA, IU Athletics, IU Foundation, Oliver Winery, Toyota.


Courses taught:

  • T436: IU Sports Media Production
  • T351: Video Field & Post Production