B. J. Gudmundsson

West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year 2005



B. J. Sharp-Gudmundsson, an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, lives in Marlinton, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, and is the county's Historic Preservation Officer.


In 2005 she was honored by being named “West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year” by the West Virginia Filmmakers Guild and The West Virginia Film Office. 


Filmmaker of the Year Photos


Born and raised in Marlinton, B.J. graduated from Pocahontas County High School, studied music education at West Virginia University and worked for fifteen years promoting Appalachian musical heritage throughout West Virginia.   She was the first full-time Development Director for WVMR Community Radio in Dunmore, WV, where she later served as Station Manager.  This small radio station is manned by trained volunteers and is the only community station on the AM dial due its location in the National Radio Astronomy Observatory quiet zone.


B.J. is a member of the Pocahontas County Historical Society, The Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation, The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Shepherd’s Center of Greenbrier Valley. 


Contact B. J. Gudmundsson at




Film Credits


1998 – Women of Monroe


1998 – United Way of Greenbrier Valley


2001 – Out of the Storm

Best Event Documentary 2002 West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival


2002 – An Evening with Cal Price


2004 – 30 Cal Price and The Pocahontas Times

Best Feature Documentary 2005 West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival


2005 – He Went About Doing Good


2005 – Standing on Holy Ground


2005 – Greenbrier on Parade – 3 Volumes


2006 – A Sense of Values


2006 – Mountain Mourning


2006 – Look What They’ve Done


2006 – Keeper of the Mountains


2007 – God’s Gift of A Wild and Wonderful Land


2007 – Love to Share


2007 – Your Legacy for New Beginnings

(Pocahontas County Free Libraries)


2008 – Rise Up! West Virginia

Award of Excellence - WVFF


2008 – Listen to the Women

Award of Excellence - WVFF


2008 – Keystone Wilderness


2009 – The Long Runway Home


2009 – God’s Gift of a Beautiful and Bountiful Land


2010 - Answering the Call


2011 - Heart, Mind and Soul


2011 - We Pull Together (Rosie the Riveter Then and Now)


2012 - Angels in Disguise


2013 - Reach for the Sky