Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jamie Brindle Films Documentary to Help African Children

Posted by Bruce Miller

As a child, our good pal Jamie Brindle (pictured to the left) played Christopher Robin in Theatre IV’s The House at Pooh Corner, the title character in Theatre IV’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…, and a young ensemble member in Barksdale’s Carousel. Jamie’s now all grown up, and recently returned from his volunteer work with the Child Rescue Center in the African country of Sierra Leone, one of the most impoverished nations in the world.

Jamie filmed a lot of what he saw and many of the children whom he met, and now plans to create a documentary from this footage. He’s in contact with Whoopi Goldberg’s people in hopes of recruiting her to participate in this project. To that end, Jamie created a “trailer” for the documentary and has posted it on YouTube.

We couldn’t be more proud of this talented, young Theatre IV and Barksdale alum. If you’ve ever wondered how all those child actors turn out, please check out Jamie’s remarkable work at

We wish him the greatest success.

--Bruce Miller


pnlkotula said...

My, how time flies. My Jamie was 6 months old when we did "Alexander..." My very best wishes to a fine young man. Proud to know ya.

Lisa Kotula

hoosier steve said...

It is hard to believe that the little kid who gave me such a hard time during sound checks is not only in college, but doing such fine work.

Some of my best memories of Theatre IV are working with some of the wonderful kids that have come through. Of course now the ones that were kids when I started in the 90's are now in college or beyond.

I add to Lisa's best wishes for such an outstanding young man. You could tell he had something special going on, it is nice to see he is growing up so nicely.

Scott Wichmann said...

When we were in HONK together, Jamie would say to me "How's it going, my brother from another mother??" I couldn't be prouder of the fact that such a cool kid has grown into such a responsible and giving young man. Rock on, Jamie, you're an inspiration!!