While studying social relations at Harvard in the late 1960s, Terry McNally founded an alternative high school and ran a camp for chronic schizophrenics. He produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald, and was a producer of the BBC’s 1992 Earth Summit special Greenbucks. As an actor he’s appeared in over a hundred plays, films and television shows.
A writer and producer of the classic novelty record, Julie Brown’s Goddess In Progress, (voted #4 EP in Village Voice's 1985 critics' poll), Terry directed the music video of the prescient Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun, (featuring frequent World Affairs attendee Stuart Schoffman as a slain math teacher), and was a writer and producer of the 1989 cult comedy film Earth Girls Are Easy, ready to be an Off-Broadway musical.
He consults on message and media; and speaks nationally on strategic communications and the power of story.
McNally is co-author with Hyla Cass, M.D. of Kava: Nature’s Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia, and is currently at work on a book which uses the window of health to focus attention on the root causes of our ills.
On Los Angeles radio and the web, he interviews individuals who have pieces of the puzzle of a world that just might work.