Smile Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story
Storey Vision Films, 2009
Feature documentary exploring the clean-cut, smile-drenched singing phenomenon Up With People, revealing what can happen when ideology, money and groupthink converge to co-opt youthful idealism. Directed by Lee Storey. Jack Lechner, Executive Producer. Watch the film here >>
"Roll Red Roll"
PBS POV/Netflix, 2019
Multiple award-winning feature documentary revealing the boys-will-be-boys bystander attitude behind the notorious Steubenville high school sexual assault. Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival before its theatrical and broadcast premiere in 2019. Directed by Nancy Schwartzman. Sunset Park Pictures.
"Abstract: The Art of Design"
Two Episodes ("Olafur Eliasson" and "Cas Holman") of the 2019 International Documentary Association Best Episodic Series Award winner. Season 2 of 6x60 verite, character driven deep dive into the minds of the world's most innovative designers. The series presents a strong visual and graphics-forward aesthetic that earned it a 2019 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction. Directed by Jason Zeldes and Chai Vasarelyi. Morgan Neville, Scott Dadich, Dave O'Connor, Justin Wilkes, Executive Producers. Radical Media.
"How to Dance in Ohio"
Peabody Award-winning feature documentary. Verite, character-driven story of three young women on the autism spectrum working with their social skills therapy groups to prepare to attend a prom. Premiered in competition at Sundance 2015. Directed by Alexandra Shiva. Jason Blum, Executive Producer. Gidalya Pictures.Watch the film here >>
"Death Row Stories"
CNN/HBO MAX, 2018/2019/2020
Five episodes across 3 seasons of 8x60 interview-driven series with abstract recreations exploring the complexity of capital punishment. Anthony Graves (TX), Walter Ogrod (PA), Michelle Byrom (MS), Kevin Keith (OH) and Terry Williams (PA). Alex Gibney, Robert Redford, Laura Michalchyshyn, Brad Hebert, Executive Producers. Jigsaw Productions/Sundance Productions. Watch the series here >>
Two episodes ("Darli Velazquez" and "John Hawkins") of 8x60 visually-driven docu-drama series recreating law enforcers' hunt and capture of criminal fugitives. Shot in US and Mallorca, with professional stunt teams. Directed by Jonathan Rudd. Bart Layton, Executive Producer. Raw TV.
"The Lepreuchaun's Wife"
Gidalya Pictures, 2016
This award-winning documentary short film is a portrait of an extraordinary woman living on the autism spectrum. Sondra Williams was misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and mentally retarded and institutionalized for many of her early years. Now married for 28 years, and a mother of 4 children who have also been diagnosed with autism, her rare ability to clearly articulate her experience of autism has made her a national speaker and tireless advocate for the rights of others on the spectrum, even as she continues to battle her own personal obstacles. Directed by Alexandra Shiva.
"Queen of Meth"
3x60 documentary miniseries about Lori Arnold, an small-town Iowa native who built a multi-million dollar methamphetamine empire in the 1980s, and paid the price for doing it. Not only that, she's Tom Arnold's sister. Julian P. Hobbs, Producer/Director. Elissa Halperin, Supervising Producer. Elli Hakami, Executive Producer. Talos Films. Premiered May 2021. Watch the series here >>
"The New Yorker Presents"
Amazon Studios, 2016
11x30 series of short documentaries and scripted films adapted from the iconic New Yorker magazine, including "The Chicken King of Harlem". Alex Gibney & Kahane Cooperman, Executive Producers. Jigsaw Productions. Watch the series here >>
"Autism Is For Life: The Story of Jeanine Lazili"
Commissioned 3-minute short film for Jon Stewart's Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit, broadcast live on HBO. Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Niehausen, Executive Producers. Lucky Two Productions.