THE FILMMAKER

EVERETT MARSHALL grew up in a midwestern suburb near St. Louis, Missouri and never had a good answer for the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

His love for radio was born out his father’s affection for Cardinal Baseball and Blues Hockey broadcasts.  His dad’s basement art studio was always tuned to KMOX radio and the magic that was emitted from the speakers had a lasting impression.

Marshall began his radio career in 1986, working in formats from Christian, Talk, Classic Rock, and Top 40, and doing voiceover for thousands of commercials, radio station promos, and narration for other multi-media projects.

After 18 years, Everett was exposed to a powerful use for radio – telling stories to raise money for children’s hospitals.

In 2003, Everett joined Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and since then has produced thousands of audio stories for hundreds of radio stations and works with a team that raises about $40 million a year for 170 children’s hospitals.  It was at one of these events in Houston where Everett would meet Kevin Kline and learn how a young girl changed Kline’s life and inspired him to run. That’s the moment Everett suggested that the story should be told on film.

Dear Chelsey is Everett’s first feature-length film.

Everett remains in the St. Louis area with his wife, Laura and their kids Matthew and Kate.