Les Thornbury is a documentarian and astute student of nature and people, in other words, of life. After time spent in Vietnam aboard a "wallowing, wood-hulled minesweeper," he retuned home in 1972 and borrowed an old, spring wound Bolex film camera. He wrote and then made a documentary of the Currituck Banks along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A second film about the NC Coastal Area Management Act followed. Both were televised statewide and Les' fate was sealed.
After graduating from college, Mary Thornbury, alongside a long a successful career in Human Resources, joined Les in many assignments for filming profiles of the distinguished recipients of the North Carolina Awards, the highest honor bestowed across numerous areas for individuals in North Carolina.
This married couple have one adult son, David. While officially retired, they are migrating back into the documentary world, this time taking advantage of the many technological advances that are captured within the Android phone that Les holds in his hand. They are doing profiles on seniors and their varied artistic pursuits. They're in the early stages of this latest engagement of their lifelong passion. We will share updates on these profiles as they become available.
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