Jack Truman | 3 min | USA | 2012
PEANUT MAN is a documentary short film about the story of a man born in slavery, that revolutionized the world with the peanut. George Washington Carver was the first known American Black Scientist. He discovered and invented over 300 uses for the peanut; more than any one in history. From food products to medicine to plastics, this simple man changed the world with what was considered the ‘lowliest of plants’.
Jack Truman is an award winning film director, writer and actor. A 25 year veteran of stage and screen, he is also a former college professor at Texas A&M. Truman’s film directorial debut, the award winning hit cult short film PHONE SEX GRANDMA, premiered to standing room only audiences at the Slamdance Film Festival. Combined, Truman’s films have screened worldwide at over 300 film festivals to date. Jack has a Master’s degree in Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He was recently on the Short Film Jury at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.