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SECRET LIFE OF MUSLIMS (2016)

Produced series of short films on what it’s like to be Muslim in America today.
*Released via: Vox, Huffington Post, Upworthy, CBS Sunday Morning, PRI’s The World

KING GEORGES (2015)

Director/producer of feature documentary that follows fiery chef Georges Perrier’s crusade to adapt his internationally-renowned 40-year-old restaurant Le Bec-Fin to a culinary landscape of new stars and changing tastes. Featuring chefs
Nicholas Elmi, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert and former Mayor of Philadelphia Ed Rendell.
*US release: Sundance Selects/IFC Films
*International release: Netflix
*Festival run: 2014 IDFA Forum, 2015 Full Frame, Stranger Than Fiction, IFFBoston, SIFF (Seattle), AFI DOCS, Traverse City, Hot Springs, Big Sky
*Featured in Variety (“Poignant, emotional…steady stream of laughter”), LA Times (“Charming, spirited…funny, well-seasoned portrait of autumnal fervor”) and The Philadelphia Inquirer (“remarkably told lion-in-winter story”).

THE HOME TEAM (2014)

Producer of short film on Murray, KY and its NCAA men’s basketball team.
*2014 SXSW, AFI DOCS

TRANSFORMATIVE CHEFS (2014, PBS)

Produced & wrote special on food and culture featuring Lidia Bastianich,
Marcus Samuelsson and Ming Tsai. Hosted by Alison Stewart.

ANNIE: IT’S THE HARD KNOCK LIFE (2013, PBS)

Co-Producer of verite documentary on 2012 “Annie” Broadway revival.
*Praised by The New York Times (“delightful”), Entertainment Weekly
(“a must see,” A-) and The Onion’s A/V Club (A-).

SUPERHEROES (2013, PBS)

Co-produced first hour of three-part series on the history of comic book superheroes.

UNSUNG (2013, SHELL/ROTELLA)

Producer of 5 short films for web on ranching, logging, farming, snow plowing, construction.

PIVOT NEWS (2013)

Produced news segments on cultural events.

NOVA SCIENCENOW:
WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? (2012, PBS)

Produced and wrote profile on Ethiopian paleoanthropologist.

NOVA SCIENCENOW:
CAN SCIENCE STOP CRIME? (2012, PBS)

Produced and wrote profile on computer hacker.

EARTH 2050: THE FUTURE OF ENERGY
(2011,
DISCOVERY)

Producer of special, directed by three Academy Award nominees,
on the future of fuels, transportation and cities.

FRONTRUNNERS
(2008, OSCILLOSCOPE PICTURES/SUNDANCE CHANNEL)

Produced independent feature documentary on race for student body president at Stuyvesant High School in NY.
*2008 SXSW, Sheffield Doc/Fest, The New Yorker Festival, US State Department’s American Documentary Showcase.
*Theatrical premiere at NY’s Film Forum, limited theatrical release.
*Featured in: The New York Times, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, NBC, NY-1.

MAKE ‘EM LAUGH: THE FUNNY BUSINESS OF AMERICA
(2009, PBS & BBC)

Co-Produced six-hour series on the history of comedy in America.

FINAL CUT: THE MAKING OF “HEAVEN’S GATE”
AND THE UNMAKING OF A STUDIO (2004, TRIO)

Associate Producer of documentary feature on Michael Cimino’s “Heaven’s Gate” debacle.
*2004/5 Toronto, Berlin, Full Frame Film Festivals.
*Theatrical premiere at New York’s Film Forum.

AMERICAN MASTERS: THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL
(2002, PBS)

Associate produced profile of the writer.
*Praised by Entertainment Weekly (“essential viewing”) and Variety (“fascinating”).
*2003 Sundance Film Festival

AMERICAN MASTERS: JONI MITCHELL,
WOMAN OF HEART AND MIND (2003, PBS)

Associate produced profile of the musician.