About

Red Clay Pictures produces documentaries and other non-fiction projects from its base in Nashville, Tenn. It is currently in production on “Brother Joseph and the Grotto,” the “true fairy tale” of the creator of Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Ala.



Red Clay Pictures was founded by Cliff Vaughn, who has been producing and directing documentaries since 2003. His first documentary, “Immaterial John,” premiered at the Nashville Film Festival; his second, “Sawyerville,” at the Bluegrass Independent Film Festival. In his work for a non-profit, Cliff co-produced/directed a number of documentaries on social justice issues, several of which won awards and earned national distribution, including broadcast on ABC-TV stations. He also takes on clients for corporate and personal projects.

Vaughn is a member of the International Documentary Association and is also an adjunct instructor at Belmont University in Nashville, where he teaches mass media and society. He holds a doctorate in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, a master’s in communication from Auburn University, and a bachelor’s in history from the University of Alabama-Huntsville. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two children.

Download Cliff Vaughn’s one-page PDF resume