Video producer Neal Hutcheson has been awarded the 2011 Brown Hudson Award from the North Carolina Folklore Society. He was honored for extensive documentary work on traditional culture in North Carolina.
Hutcheson has worked with Dr. Walt Wolfram, director of the North Carolina Language and Life Project, to document the state’s linguistic diversity and make it accessible to a wider audience.
Hutcheson’s films on language include Mountain Talk, Indian by Birth: The Lumbee Dialect and The Carolina Brogue. He has also produced The Queen Family: Back Porch Music and Appalachian Tradition.
In 2009, Hutcheson’s own documentary The Last One, featuring the late moonshiner “Popcorn” Sutton, won a regional Emmy award for best cultural documentary.