A unique Award-winning Feature Length Documentary Film
from David P. Crews

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A Circle in the Desert



David composing the music for A Circle in the Desert

David P. Crews

   is a broadcast television production director, filmmaker, and on-air radio host and voice talent. He is a master editor and motion graphics animator.

Along with extensive audio production experience, David is also a long-time electronic musician and composer. He’s released two albums, available on CDBaby.com. He’s currently working extensively with virtual symphony instruments including the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pro, which he used in the creation of the music for A Circle in the Desert. His music website is: JaguarFeather.com .

His films and commercial productions have won many awards including six Telly Awards, a Pixie Award, a Communicator Award, and a Calypso Award from the Moondance International Film Festival for his music score to his film, “Big Bend–A Landscape Romance.” He also placed as a finalist in 2019 in the Moondance Festival for his score to his film, “A Photographic Travel Adventure–England & Scotland.” David is a member of the Silver Telly Council, judging the Telly Awards.

A Circle in the Desert has now won 44 Awards in the international Film Festival circuit, from festivals around the world.


Editing the film 

   David has worked in broadcast television production for more than half a century, starting in Odessa in far west Texas at KOSA-TV and helped design and guide a brand-new affiliate station, KTPX (now KWES). Moving to Austin in 1983, he was Production Manager and Senior Producer-Director for Time Warner Cable for 24 years. There, he was instrumental in starting and designing Uptown Studios, an in-house commercial production studio and edit facility. He created commercials at all levels, including some high-budget film spots that ran nationally and internationally. David also taught television production at the university level at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa.

In 2007, David started his own award-winning post-production editing business, CrewsCreative, which he still owns and operates. His voice was heard world-wide for eleven years as an on-air host for KMFA, the capital city’s classical radio station.
CrewsCreative, LLC (along with David!) is now based in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
His business site is: CrewsCreative.com


David on-air at KMFA, Austin's Classical Radio Station

   With his broadcast background, it’s no surprise that David is a pro photographer. He specializes in landscape photography as well as nature and travel. He’s responsible for all of the cinematography for A Circle in the Desert, earning 9 Awards for Best Cinematography.
His photo website is: DavidPCrews.com

David is also an author and poet. In 1994, he wrote and successfully published a scholarly book on New Testament interpretation, and he currently writes for his blog and other venues about topics centering on shamanism and on the great spirit plant medicines like ayahuasca, with which he has personally worked during three trips to the Upper Amazon jungle in Peru. He compiled a life-collection of his poetry in 2020 into a volume titled, “A Path of Poems.” Some of these are presented in A Circle in the Desert. He also authored an epic science fiction novel titled “Xenoplague.” His blog is at: davidcrews.wordpress.com

“A Circle in the Desert is a joyful, inspiring, and introspective visual, musical,
and spiritually-seeking experience in one of the most amazing places on our planet.” – David Crews

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Navigate to our other pages to learn more about the Film project, the Vision Quest, the Music, and about David.

“The blank places beckon and chide, 
  Reaching long and deep
  To find my invented corner, to lift me up
  From my comfortable blindness.
  To bring me out to my real house.”

- David P. Crews
  A Path of Poems


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"Awards" listed are any award above the film being "Selected" for a film festival.
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