Produced by:

Sponsored in part by:

trailer & clips







Dedicated to:

M. Wayne Dyer
Carrie A. Dyer
Quanuquanei Karmue

Animation: Maja Savic
Funding & Grants:
Kaye Ford, J.D.
M. Wayne Dyer
Barbara H. Dyer, J.D.
Graphic Design:
Design Advisor:

PR &Web:


India E Dyer
Richie Rutledge

Legal Advisor
Barbara H. Dyer, J.D.
filmed in:
Canon HDV
Final Cut Pro HD




Precious Resources Caught in a Pipeline is Dedicated to Fletcher H. Dyer
As this project was in its initial stages Fletcher planned to assist as a crew member for "Precious Resources Caught in a Pipeline". However, Fletcher Hancock Dyer, age 22, was lost too soon in a motorcycle accident in Johnson City, TN on November 5, 2009. Fletcher was a senior in the Department of Art and Design at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) concentrating in Graphic Design and would have graduated Spring/Summer 2010 with a B.F.A. in Art and Design. Shortly after his death, Fletcher won 5 ADDY awards locally and one SILVER district ADDY award. As an artist and designer, Fletcher created works that exposed social and/or political issues and injustices. Fletcher was ever aware of and inspired by current events; he also explored and viewed contemporary artists and creative events. Additionally, he experimented and investigated innovative ways of accomplishing creative works and goals. New and unexpected ideas and perspectives had a unique way of coming to the surface due to Fletcher’s way of rattlina. To find more about Fletcher, visit:



M. Wayne Dyer, MFA
Wayne has produced and directed films since the late 1960's. As a practicing multi-media artist, Dyer's work consists of digital film and video works for industry and fine art. "The desire to express ideas in visual terms is the basis of my work. I see my film/video art as a vehicle that allows communication of ideas based on social and/or political issues. I do not want nor do I expect anyone to be comfortable with my work, I want to challenge."
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Barbara H. Dyer, JD
Barbara has been involved in local, state and national disability and educational advocacy projects for nearly 25 years and has a special education law private practice. Dyer received her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN in 2002. She currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law co-teaching a practicum course called Education Law Practicum which focuses students at risk who have been charged with status offenses/truancy. Currently, Dyer serves on the TN-International Dyslexia Association Board.  She also served as staff attorney for the University of Tennessee, College of Law, CAN-LEARN Project (Children’s Advocacy Network-Lawyers Education Advocacy Resource Network) from 2006-2009. The granted initiative addressed the sparse availability of legal representation for school-aged children and sought to include regular and special education, low-income, rural and students of color in Tennessee.
In spring 2006, Dyer assisted Matt Cohen, Atty., a nationally prominent figure in the area of special education law, as an intern with Monahan and Cohen, Attorneys at Law in Chicago, Ill.  Additionally, she has served as a special education legal consultant for the Special Education Advocacy Project of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) funded by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY).

A notable juncture in Dyer’s career came during the 1997 re-authorization of IDEA when she participated in and testified during hearings held by the 105th Congress Working Group in Washington, D.C.  Soon after, she, her husband, Wayne, and her daughter, Carrie, were honored for their involvement with the TASH National Collaboration Award in Boston, Mass. Additionally, the Dyers received the President's Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress in Dallas, Texas.


Carrie A. Dyer, MFA
Carrie received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from East Tennessee State University. Dyer is a professor of Graphic Design at Kentucky College of Art Louisville, KY. She worked as a graphic designer for nine years as a freelance designer and at Plus Mark a subsidiary of American Greetings. Recent graphic design projects include web design, and collateral for the No New Coal Campaign. Dyer's personal work has been selected to exhibit in "Mini Print Internacional 30- Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués, Girona, Spain, traveling to: Wingfield Barns, Suffolk, UK, Gallery "L'Etangd'Art", Bages, France, Pineda de Mar Barcelona, Spain. A national traveling group exhibition [The Squirrelly Girl exhibit], Positive / Negative National Exhibition, invited to have a solo exhibit at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, was selected to be an artist featured in “Pilcrow,” an international collaborative artist book. The Southern Appalachian International Film Festival selected her video work to be screened in Bristol, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Knoxville, TN. The film was selected to become a part of the collection “Archives of Appalachia,” at the Center for Appalachian Studies.


India E. Dyer
India model for film public relations images. Additionally India has been working on the film as a grip and assistant when filming.


Spencer Brenner
Spencer is artist and researcher for "Precious Resources Caught in a Pipeline" documentary film.


Mark Compton Filmmaker, director, actor, writer, videographer, and the founder of the Southern Applachain International Film Festival (SOAPIFF)


Kaye Ford, JD
Attorney Kaye Ford opened her own law office Marietta, Georgia in 2007, and in 2009 opened a second office in Knoxville, Tennessee after practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, title litigation and real estate matters, construction law, and probate matters. (Web Site)


Becky Egon
Becky received her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in English from East Tennessee State University in May 2009. Becky is currently an ETSU graduate student with a concentration in Educational Media and Educational Technology. Becky is a 2007 Ronald McNair Scholar and a former Americorps Tutor. Becky hopes to one day create educational media for children and work at a university as a professor.


Quanuquanei Karmue, BFA Savannah College of Art
MFA ETSU Art and Design in Graphic Design - Filmmaker. We know him as "Q"


H. Keith Moore
Model for film public relations images.


Richie Rutledge
Memphis, Little Rock Film Crew


Maja Savic Maja Savic, MFA
Maja is a Serbian artist and designer currently living in USA and creating animation segments for use in the film. Maja is an MFA candidate at East Tennessee State University in Johnson city, TN with concentration in Graphic Design. She was born in Belgrade, Serbia where she received both BFA and MFA in painting from Faculty of Fine Arts. Savic received numerous recognitions during her career such as five ADDY awards for her designs. She was also honored with the special recognition from the University in Serbia that states her as the most successful student in her generation. Savic currently holds GA position at ETSU where she teaches Commercial Art and Graphic Design.


Adam Stanifer, BFA Adam a graphic Designer, creating Illustations , Web Design. More info:


anna Anna Weible

Anna is an anthropology student at East Tennessee State University, and a researcher for "Precious Resources Caught in a Pipeline" documentary film.










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