Hugh Munro Neely

Hugh Munro Neely is a documentary filmmaker, theater director, and musician. A native of California, he attended the USC School of Music. He began his film work in 1989, directing several episodes of "Air Combat" for the "Our Century" series on the A&E cable network. Since then he has served as supervising editor on ten A&E Biographies, including "Michaelangelo" and "Thomas Jefferson," which he also wrote. In 1996, with his partners, he started Timeline Films. For Timeline he has written, produced or directed eight documentaries, including films on the lives of Mary Pickford, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, and Marion Davies. Most of these have appeared on the Turner Classic Movies channel, and have received screenings at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Italy and other festivals. In theater, Hugh has directed award-winning productions of "Candide" and "A Piece of My Heart," as well as the world premiere of Edgar Rice Burroughs' only play, "You Lucky Girl!" (1998). As a musician, he plays viola and violin and has conducted orchestras in America and in Europe, specializing in music for silent films.