has lent his talents to the world of filmmaking for over thirty years. His most recent credits as director are The Cruelest Winter and Fly Away Home, for which he won a Christopher Award in 1997. His other credits as director include Wind, Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, Never Cry Wolf and the critically acclaimed The Black Stallion.
A graduate of the UCLA Film School and a classmate of Francis Ford Coppola, Ballard first gained attention for the documentaries he made for the U.S. Information Agency. In 1967 he produced Harvest, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Before transitioning into his exceptional career as director, Ballard is also credited as cinematographer on Norman Rockwell's World...An American Dream and as photographer: second unit on the smash hit Star Wars.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Carroll Ballard Facts
|The Black Stallion|
|Fly Away Home|
|Never Cry Wolf|