If you ask Terrell Sandefur what his passion in life is, his response would be precise: working with great and talented people. Terrell is a man driven by talent, skill, art, movement, people. Born in Columbus, Georgia, Terrell moved to Macon, Georgia in the second grade and spent years in the city he currently calls home. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Speech Communications and went on to work for a variety of companies as a Sales and Marketing Specialist.

After working in Washington D.C. (where he met his future wife, Kim), Terrell relocated to Atlanta to work for a catering company. With a long and impressive list of clients, including Coca Cola, CNN and Arthur Anderson, Terrell used his impeccable communication skills to catapult the small company into one of the most successful go-to catering companies in Atlanta.

In 2002, Terrell moved to Macon and worked for Macon’s CBS affiliate13WMAZ. During his time with the television station, Terrell became reacquainted with the city he called home during his youth. Suddenly, his dream of connecting people, showcasing talent and promoting the city of Macon to the world became a reality.

In 2005, Terrell started his own company, Terrell Sandefur & Company, and began working on exciting projects. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for historic buildings, Terrell envisioned an intimate spot in the heart of downtown Macon where he could work and throw occasional events. The SoChi Gallery opened its doors in 2008. Construction on the historic structure, which used to be the Yellow Cab Company, involved opening up the space to create an open concept and preserving the original brick to craft a classy, urban feel. Today, The SoChi Gallery serves as an ideal venue for wedding receptions, parties, corporate functions, cultural events, press conferences, casting calls for upcoming movies and much more.

In 2006, Terrell became involved with the Macon Film Festival. Over the years, he has served as the festival’s president, marketing chair and emcee. Terrell has met many filmmakers who have asked him to take part in their productions, through his involvement with the film festival.

His jobs in film have included media relations, social media management, casting, location scout, production manager, prop master and actor. He digitized all traditional media efforts and incorporated social media (Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Instagram, You Tube, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.) which has increased the awareness and size of the Macon Film Festival.

A promoter of filmmaking in Macon, Sandefur has produced several films and assisted on others, working as location scout, casting coordinator, prop master and publicity. 

With his knowledge and skill working with social media, Terrell has been invited to various speaking engagements including rotary clubs, schools, universities, colleges and more. He spoke at ‘Digital Atlanta 2012’ on promoting film and film festivals through the use of social media and was a featured speaker at ‘The Big Picture Con’ event.

Terrell has worked with a number of clients, including Jojo Jones “HGTV’s ‘Beat The House,’” the Otis Redding Foundation, Cox Capital Theatre and much more.

Terrell is currently living in Macon, Georgia with his wife and twin teens