Cliff Bumgardner

Writer, Filmmaker

This is Human Trafficking

Type: Docu Series / Role: Director, Editor

Human trafficking is one of the most contentious and misunderstood topics of our time. This 5-part series offers a real-world look at the growing epidemic, showing what trafficking is and, just as important, what it’s not.

Big Top: We Connect You

Type: Branding Video / Role: Director, DP, Editor

Big Top is a software company changing the way companies and people connect. This short branding video was created to highlight Big Top's work in the Triangle startup community and showcase some of their awesome features and events.

2017 Reel

Type: Web Reel / Role: Director, DP, Editor

A short look at some of the weird and wonderful projects from the last few years. For full project list and credits, view on Vimeo.

Sunday at the Farmer's Market

Type: Web Video / Role: DP, Editor

A just-for-fun shoot at one of Cliff's favorite places: The NC state farmer's market. Because what's better than beauty shots of veggies? Additional photography by Jeremiah Berkheimer:

In Between Light and Shadow

Type: Web Video & Photography / Role: Photographer, Director, Editor

Comprised of over 1100 paper-thin hand blown glass shards, this installation created by artist Kazuki Takizawa speaks about the importance of shedding light onto something that is almost invisible otherwise. In the context of creating awareness on mental illness and suicide prevention, the glass is a representation of what is in between one's darkness and light at the end of the tunnel. View the full photo gallery at 

NC Comicon: The Movie (2016)

Type: Documentary Feature /  Role: Director, Producer, Editor

The official documentary of the NC Comicon. For 3 days the Amazing Studios cameras followed the comicon crew through the madness that comes with putting on a comic book convention. With thousands of attendees, hundreds of guests, and a million things to go wrong, the guys and gals of NC Comicon really have their hands full... (Full screener available upon request.)

NC Comicon 2016 Official Ad

Type: Commercial /  Role: Director, Editor

It's the NC Comicon: where comic books, cinema, cosplay, and gaming collide! With mega-events, creator panels, massive contests, hands-on workshops, and the greatest Saturday night party in the comic book industry, there's something for everyone! 

Lenovo: #ThankaTeacher

Type: Ad Campaign /  Role: Director, DP, Editor

Lenovo celebrates the work of teachers in the classroom and employees share thoughts on the lasting impact of inspirational teachers. Lenovo encourages everyone to say "thank you" to the important teachers in their life. 

How to Have an Amazing 4th of July

Type: Web Marketing Video /  Role: Writer, Director

Did you wait 'til the last minute to make 4th of July plans? No worries! The crew at Amazing Studios is here to help with just a few simple steps.