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Brandis on the cover of a Wilmington magazine. Read Article Here
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Jock Brandis is an author, film technician, inventor, and alleged air pirate. He is also in the process of founding the world's first sustainable movie studio in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1220x1680, 235 KB) Summary Cover Design by Bridgit Kreutzer of Kreutzer, Inc. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1220x1680, 235 KB) Summary Cover Design by Bridgit Kreutzer of Kreutzer, Inc. ... Sustainable - the ability to maintain into perpetuity. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ...

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Biography

Jock Brandis was born in the Netherlands but moved to Canada as a child. In his early twenties, he joined CUSO, the Canadian version of the Peace Corps, and was placed in "Trenchtown" otherwise known as West Kingston, Jamaica where he taught in the local elementary school. While there he became acquainted with many of the fathers of reggae such as Desmond Dekker and helped organize functions for them at the school. CUSO, once Canadian University Students Overseas, is a Canadian non-profit organization that aids in the development of third-world countries. ... Peace Corps volunteers usually serve for two years. ... Trenchtown is a neighbourhood located in Kingston, the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 – May 25, 2006), was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. ...


Afterwards Brandis returned to Canada and found himself involved with Oxfam in their efforts to aide the cause of Biafrian Independence (Biafra was a breakaway republic that formed shortly after Nigeria was no longer a colony of Great Britain). He joined a team of people who would fly food from São Tomé (a Portuguese island off the West Coast of Africa) across a military blockade into Biafra. Once there they would return with starving Biafran children who they would nurse back to health in São Tomé and display before the world's press in efforts to build support for their cause. The blockade eventually fell and Biafra became incorporated into greater Nigeria. On one of his last days in Biafra, Jock was given a ride by a war correspondent named Kurt Vonnegut. They made an agreement that whoever would first write a book about their ordeal in Biafra could call on the other to write the forward. The book came to be known as The Ship's Cat, and indeed Vonnegut's publicist wrote an introduction on the book's Amazon.com page. Nigeria's government would later try him in absentia for the crime of "air piracy." Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 independent, non-profit, secular, community-based aid and development organizations who work with local partners in over 100 countries worldwide to reduce poverty, suffering, and injustice. ... National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language Igbo, English Capital Enugu Largest city Port Harcourt Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Chief of General Staff (VP) Philip Effiong Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 National... São Tomé (population 53,300 in 2003) is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nations largest town. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language Igbo, English Capital Enugu Largest city Port Harcourt Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Chief of General Staff (VP) Philip Effiong Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 National... São Tomé (population 53,300 in 2003) is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nations largest town. ... Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ... The Ships Cat is a book about a group of idealistic westerners aiding the effort of Biafran Independence in 1967. ... Amazon. ...


Brandis returned to Toronto and became involved in the local film industry as a gaffer. On a job with Dino De Laurentiis he came to Wilmington, North Carolina and has lived there ever since. While in Wilmington Brandis worked on a variety of film projects (see below). Agostino De Laurentiis, usually credited as Dino De Laurentiis, (born August 8, 1919) is an Italian movie producer born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ...


In 2001, he traveled to Mali to fix a small village's water treatment system. While there he came across a woman who informed him that it would be of great service to her village if he could find an affordable peanut sheller for them. Upon returning to the United States he discovered that an affordable peanut sheller did not exist, so he invented one. This came to be called the Malian peanut sheller. Soon thereafter Brandis joined with a group of returned Peace Corps volunteers to found the Full Belly Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to designing and distributing unique appropriate technologies. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Binomial name Arachis hypogaea L. The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the legume family Fabaceae native to South America. ... The Malian Peanut/Groundnut Sheller is a simple hand-operated machine capable of shelling 50 kg of raw, sun-dried nuts per hour. ... Peace Corps volunteers usually serve for two years. ... Rachel and the Malian Peanut Sheller Uganda, 2005 The Full Belly Project Ltd is a non-profit organization based out of Wilmington, North Carolina, which designs labor saving devices to improve the lives of people in developing countries. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Appropriate technology is technology that is most appropriate to the environment and culture it is intended to support. ...


Also around 2001, Brandis came close to opening up his vision for a sustainable movie studio when the events of September 11, 2001 caused a major impediment. The land that had been purchased was close to a rail line that served solely as a military supply line to Sunny Point, and which was owned by the U.S. Department of Defense. After the passage of the Patriot Act the area around the rail line which included half of the property for the film studio was declared property of the Department of Defense. Consequently the studio which had been so close to completion was forced to find a new location. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


As of 2005, it appears that a new location has been found and efforts are moving forward. The studio should begin construction in 2006.


In December of 2005, Jock Brandis was invited to MIT to demonstrate his inventions as part of a program known as the International Development Initiative, a partnership between MIT's Edgerton Center and their Public Service Center. One of their programs is a two semester class called the D-Lab(Development, Design and Dissemination). As a result of Jock's visit 5 teams of D-Lab students disseminated the Malian peanut sheller to Ghana, Zambia, and the Philippines in late January, 2006. There they will be compiling reports on the machine's performance as well as its effect on local economies. In June 2006 he partnered with the MyShelter Foundation to bring the peanut sheller to farmers in the Philippines. They will also develop other simple "appropriate technologies" for use with other agricultural products like rice. Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ...


Jock is the father of two adult children with his now-deceased wife, the late Suzanna Taylor Brandis: Darwin and Maaike of Wilmington, NC. He presently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with his girlfriend the noted author and personality Gwenyfar. For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ...


Books

The Ships Cat is a book about a group of idealistic westerners aiding the effort of Biafran Independence in 1967. ...

Filmography

As a gaffer

  • Jacob's Sound (2003)
  • Twisted Desire (1996) (TV)
  • Judgment (1990) (TV)
  • Tune in Tomorrow (a.k.a. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) (1990) (rigging gaffer)
  • Everybody Wins (1990)
  • Night Walk (1989) (TV)
  • Little Monsters (1989)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Louisiana (a.k.a. Louisiane) (1984) (TV) (France)
  • The Dead Zone (1983)
  • Videodrome (a.k.a. Zonekiller) (Canada: English title) (1983)
  • Black Mirror (a.k.a. Haute surveillance) (1981) (key gaffer) (France)
  • Scanners (a.k.a. Telepathy 2000) (1981)
  • Funeral Home (a.k.a. 2 Cries in the Night, Cries in the Night) (1980)
  • Head On (a.k.a. Fatal Attraction) (1980)
  • Clown White (1980) (TV)
  • The Brood (a.k.a. La Clinique de la terreur - Canada: French title) (1979)
  • Blood & Guts (1978)
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats-uncredited cockroach wrangler (1977)
  • 125 Rooms of Comfort (1974)

A gaffer in the motion picture industry is the head of the electrical department, responsible for the execution (and sometimes the design) of the lighting plan for a production. ... Jacobs Sound is a film directed by Anna Dudley released in 2003 starring Tyhm Kennedy and Nicole Williams. ... Twisted Desire (1996) was a TV movie starring Melissa Joan Hart, a seventeen-year-old who seduces her current boyfriend Nick Ryan into murdering her two parents. ... A judgment or judgement (see spelling note below), in a legal context, is synonymous with the formal decision made by a court following a lawsuit. ... Tune in Tomorrow is a film directed by Jon Amiel released in 1990 starring Barbara Hershey. ... Everybody Wins is a play written by Arthur Miller, who also wrote the screenplay for the film of the same name directed by Karel Reisz released in 1990 starring Debra Winger and Nick Nolte. ... Night Walk is a gay pornographic movie released in 1995 starring Chad Conners, Dino DiMarco, and numerous other adult gay stars. ... Fred Savage (Brian), Daniel Stern (Glen), Margaret Whitton (Holly) Rick Ducommun (Snik), Howie Mandel (Maurice) William Murray Weiss (Todd), Savage (Brian), Amber Baretto (Kiersten) Little Monsters is a 1989 comedy-drama film starring Fred Savage as Brian, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie... Blue Velvet is a 1986 thriller mystery film directed and written by David Lynch. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Dead Zone is a novel by Stephen King published in 1979, and, due to its ending, is considered to be one of the worst books ever. ... Videodrome is a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. ... Scanners is a 1981 Canadian sci-fi horror movie written and directed by David Cronenberg. ... The Brood is a 1979 Canadian horror film directed by David Cronenberg. ...

Lighting

Serial Mom is a 1994 film directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character and Sam Waterston as her husband. ... Passenger 57 is a 1992 action film starring Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. ...

Special effects

  • Starship Invasions (a.k.a. Alien Encounter, Project Genocide; UK: video title: War of the Aliens) (1977)
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

Acting

Scanners is a 1981 Canadian sci-fi horror movie written and directed by David Cronenberg. ... Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 film written and directed by horror novelist Stephen King. ...

Cinematography

  • Diary of a Sinner (1974)

See also

Rachel and the Malian Peanut Sheller Uganda, 2005 The Full Belly Project Ltd is a non-profit organization based out of Wilmington, North Carolina, which designs labor saving devices to improve the lives of people in developing countries. ... The Malian Peanut/Groundnut Sheller is a simple hand-operated machine capable of shelling 50 kg of raw, sun-dried nuts per hour. ... Binomial name Arachis hypogaea L. The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the legume family Fabaceae native to South America. ... Appropriate technology is technology that is most appropriate to the environment and culture it is intended to support. ... National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language Igbo, English Capital Enugu Largest city Port Harcourt Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Chief of General Staff (VP) Philip Effiong Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 National... Peace Corps volunteers usually serve for two years. ...

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Jock Brandis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (848 words)
Jock Brandis was born in the Netherlands but moved to Canada as a child.
In December of 2005, Jock Brandis was invited to MIT to demonstrate his inventions as part of a program known as the International Development Initiative, a partnership between MIT's Edgerton Center and their Public Service Center.
Jock is the father of two adult children with his now-deceased wife, the late Suzanna Taylor Brandis: Darwin and Maaike of Wilmington, NC.
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