William Kunitz
Director, Cinematographer

A native of Michigan, Mr. Kunitz started making 8mm films of the hydroplane races on the Detroit River
when he was fourteen. He moved to super 8mm and then to 16 mm in his twenties.

In his thirties he worked at an advertising agency in Augusta, Maine, first as their videographer and later as producer/director of TV commercials, industrial films, slide shows and radio programs.

After leaving the agency, Mr. Kunitz did free-lance work for political campaigns, non-profit agencies, and provided film and editing for a project for the state of Maine focusing on several building trades.

He left video production and concentrated on still photography and raising a family until 2005, when he
eased back into video work by editing footage shot decades earlier to produce “Colonial Pemaquid, 1978” about Helen Camp and the archeological dig at Ft. William Henry.

In 2008 he bought a state-of-the-art professional camera and sound equipment and the following year
began shooting what would eventually extend to 74 hours of footage that became
Goranson Farm: An Uncertain Harvest.