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After a decade in television, award winning producer, writer and multimedia artist Emmett Williams started Mission Man Media, a company that has produced dozens of inspiring and educational documentaries, web series, and short films around the world.
He has told the story of grieving mothers who have lost their sons in Brazil, produced a web series about climate change in Africa, portrayed threatened fishing communities in Alaska, documented illegal logging in the Amazon, created a Black Lives Matter web series, been part of large scale art performances in Europe and filmed protests from Standing Rock to Washington, DC.
I'm a responsible and committed journalist specialized on environmental issues and sustainable solutions. I'm now documentary director currently working to document the 36 indigenous tribes of Tamil Nadu. I've ability to write and create balanced, informative and interesting stories. I multitask in my field as a Director, Script writer, Actor on visual media.
Director and Anchor of Documentary series ‘Ellorum Innattu Mannargale’ under
Kalaignar News Production house.
6 Years of Documentary making experience on environmental, socio-political issues.
Script Writer, Director and Host at VikatanWebTv.
YouTube Managing Assistant for SunTv serials under Vikatan production.
(Managing YouTube channel and following its analytics between 2015-16)
Awarded as “Outstanding Student Journalist” from Vikatan group of magazines.
LUC Comm 135 Summer Student... Hi I'm Michael and I like to party
Edmund Stenson’s work as director, producer and editor spans both documentary and fiction, and focuses on human rights and social issues. In 2018, he directed the award-winning Finding Fukue, a short documentary for the CBC which has amassed over 3 million views online, and Other Desires, an experimental short which premiered at the Bristol Independent Film Festival in 2018. His 2015 produced/edited documentary, The Roots Remain, won awards at RIDM, the Victoria International Film Festival, and the Wales Documentary Festival.
He has cut Canadian documentary television — in 2016 Le messager, and the 2017 miniseries, Ma vie Made in Canada — and numerous short fiction films, such as A Yakuza’s Melody (LA Film Awards) and She Fell Away (London Short Film Festival) . He has also cut documentary features such as Ghosts of Our Forest (Hot Docs 2017) and numerous short docs (the award-winning Sourtoe: The Story of the Sorry Cannibal, BravoFactual short Sexual Being and the Hot Docs 2017 film, The Long Way Home).
In 2019, he is working on three documentaries: as director, The Martyr, a film about Gilles de Rais and a British woman who wishes to exonerate him; Secret Knots, a faux-documentary about the end of the world; as producer/editor, Nourishing Japan, a short documentary about Japanese food education and its broader moral philosophy.Interests
Feature Documentaries, Short Documentaries, Art House, Queer CinemaSkills
Story Structure, Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), Screenwriting/Drafting/Pre Production, Story Editing
Storyteller above all. Out to make a difference.Interests
Short Documentaries, DocumentariesSkills
Documentary Writing, Screenwriting, Story Editing, Writing
Screenwriter / Producer/ Director
Jack Meggers grew up in Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa. He earned his degree in Performing Arts from Iowa State University, then moved to New York City and began a career in stage theatre. During his time in New York, Jack gradually turned his attention to filmmaking and in 2006, relocated to Los Angeles. While in LA, he got his start directing by making music videos for bands in the Los Angeles area. Jack’s first narrative short film, Frigid, was selected to participate in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
He returned to his home state in 2014 to develop a feature film, entitled The Burial. Jack has founded his own production company, Anatomical Heart Films, and is directing and producing a slate of short and long-form art, documentary, and narrative films.
In July of 2017, Jack was awarded an Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, one of five artists selected to represent the state of Iowa for 2017-18. He is the first filmmaker in the state’s history to receive this honor. On the heels of his fellowship, Jack received a project grant from the Iowa Arts Council to produce and direct a short version of his feature film. This short was filmed during the fall of 2018 and is currently in post-production.Interests
Narrative And DocumentarySkills
Screnwriting, Editing, Directing
I am a Chilean documentary filmmaker, director of photography and journalist who tells stories about extraordinary women from underprivileged communities seldom featured in the mainstream media.
My intimate approach to subjects allows the viewer to connect with their stories and gaze into images their naked eyes wouldn't normally see up close. My cinematography style looks for improvised action, the type that surges from the mere inertia of life, allowing the audience to engage in a sensorial journey.
I'm currently living in the Chicago area where I'm pursuing an MFA in Documentary Media at Northwestern University. Previously, I worked as a broadcast journalist for 7 years in Chile’s most prestigious tv stations, where I travelled through Latin America covering breaking news and doing Features on the communities those current events affected. This experience led me to documentary filmmaking.
Documentary Producer, Documentary Director, Tv Film Editor
Heather Cassano is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Spin One Films. Her films are reminiscent of the direct cinema movement, adopting a patient invested approach with her subjects. Heather blends this observational style with deeply personal narratives, striving to tell authentic stories through her personal experiences.
In 2018, Heather premiered her first feature-length documentary The Limits of My World to a packed cinema at the Independent Film Festival Boston. The film went on to screen at numerous festivals across the United States and internationally, winning three Best Documentary awards and a Jury Prize.
Heather is now hard at work on her second feature-length documentary The Fate of Human Beings. The project was recently awarded a pre-production grant from the LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund.
Heather was recently awarded the Emerging Documentarian Award from her alma mater Elon University.Interests
Color Correcting, Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), Cinematography, Directing
Screenwriter / Producer/ Director, Film Director
Born in 1972 in Kazakhstan, Dana is a writer, screenwriter and director residing in Los Angeles, California.
Having been trained as a TV journalist, she worked as a reporter in various media outlets and a liaison officer at the Press Office of Foreign Affairs of her home country. In 1993, she studied political science at the Central European University in Prague, Czech Republic.
From 1995 to 2015, Dana was a staff member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Her work as Adviser for Communication and Information took her to 85 countries. She was stationed in Paris, Northern Iraq, Beijing and Costa Rica.
Her script “Dragon Angel” won the Best Project for Co-Production Award at the XV Shanghai Film Festival. A treasure-hunt that sends a French-American boy and his Chinese friends racing through China and down the history lane, “Dragon Angel” is a story of friendship and redemption. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/21/entertainment/la-et-mn-shanghai-film-festival-dragon-angel-2...
In 2014, Dana wrote and directed her first feature film “Defenders of Life.” Set in a rainforest of Costa Rica, it tells the story of three generation of Ngäbe indigenous women. The film enjoyed 22 selections by film festivals and 10 wins including Best Foreign Film at the Burbank Film Festival, the Viva Latino Film Festival NYC and Mostra Amazona de Cine. It is currently available on Amazon Prime and Flix Premiere. https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/child-marriage-costa-rica-conversation-director-dana-ziyasheva/
Her novel “Shock” was published in France in 2017. “Shock” follows a tragic destiny of a young French idealist turned mercenary and cannibal in the 90s. https://criminocorpus.hypotheses.org/31305
In April 2018 Dana has completed production of her second feature film entitled “Greatland.” Shot entirely on location in Los Angeles with a 50-strong crew, “Greatland” is a crazy ride into the modern day American mindset.
Dana attended script-writing classes with particular focus on TV pilots at the Writing Pad and the Script Anatomy in Los Angeles. She considers Pat Charles (Black Lighting, Bones, Sons of Anarchy) her mentor in the world of TV series.
Dana’s son Arman Darbo is a young, up-and-coming actor. His film “And Then I Go” is currently receiving rave reviews from Indiewire, Forbes, Hollywood Reporter, etc. and is 83% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. http://ew.com/movies/2018/04/17/and-then-i-go-review/
Besides her native Kazakh, Dana speaks English, French, Russian, fluent Spanish and survival Chinese.
Below are a few links to Dana's work coverage in the press:
Documentary Film, Women DirectorsSkills
Screenwriting/Drafting/Pre Production, Directing
Kathryn L. Scurry
Screenwriter / Producer/ Director
My name is Kathryn L. Scurry and I am a multi -genre screenwriter based here in Houston, Texas. Growing up a native Newyorker, I have always had a taste for the arts dabbling in many different forms ranging from music to poetry but my passion is writing. I have currently written (20) films to date and are now making it's round through film festivals.
My goal is to start my own network of movies for "Woman Indie" film makers and screenwriter. Being an Independent screenwriter myself I understand the struggle of what it takes to make yourself relavent while building your brand. Since I started on this journey of screenwriting I've learned so much about not limiting myself and to open my mind to a vast range of opportunities and to not let them slip through the cracks.
To learn more about films in the "Lotus Fire Film Network" follow us on Instagram at http://Instagram.com/Lotus_Fire_Film_Network.Interests
Female Film / Short Films / Genre Films / Experimental FilmsSkills
Former lawyer turned sound man, now 18 yrs later, still filming and recording.... also am a film professor in a local university.
HENRY OGUNJIMI is a Documentary Filmmaker/Director/Producer/ Videographer/Video Editor and Photographer. He recently completed his graduate studies in Journalism at the New York University, with interests in news and documentaries. His works cover social and political issues as well as personal perspectives.
He recently completed his first independent film “MARKED”, a documentary that talks about what is left of an ancient cultural practice of tribal marks among the Yoruba people from Nigeria and his personal experience growing up as a little boy with marks on his face.
Before coming to New York, he was a producer at Nigeria’s number one private television station, Channels Television Inc.
Back in 2016, he completed a documentary “From Benin City to Italy” which reveals the problem of human trafficking in Nigeria, the risks young men and women take to get to Europe in search of greener pastures, and the realities they encounter when they eventually arrive their destinations abroad.
The project took him from the ancient city of Benin in Nigeria’s south-south region through some parts of the Sahara Desert and eventually to Italy.
The broadcast of this piece in Nigeria generated a lot of reactions and enlightened a great number of people.
This work was inspired by his drive to tell the story from an African’s eye because most documentaries on human trafficking had been done by foreign journalists from Europe and America.
In the summer of 2012, He and two colleagues from Channels Tv visited the United States to produce a six-part series titled “Community Policing and Law Enforcement in a Free Society: The American Example”. Back home, these series triggered reforms in the Nigerian Police Force and has kept the issue of state/community policing on the front burner of most national security discuss.
He is from the southwest of Nigeria but was born and raised in the northwest. He speaks two local languages, Yoruba and Hausa, which gives him an advantage in his line of duty.
His interest in journalism dates back to his childhood days when he discovered his knack for asking questions, finding answers, speaking and telling stories.
He started at Channels television in 2007 and has over the years developed skills in video shooting, video editing, scriptwriting, voiceover, broadcast news, and documentary production.
He also loves to fly aerial imaging drones.
Documentary Filmmaker, Editor, Director
About MeIndrani Kopal is an award-winning filmmaker and the founder and director of Far East Documentary Center in Malaysia. She is a former video journalist at Malaysiakini.com,, an online news organization in Malaysia, with over six years of experience in online multimedia production. Her short documentaries have been screened at various venues in the United States. Indrani's short documentary "The Game Changer" won the best documentary award at the 2014 Harlem International Film Festival and at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase 2015 in Cannes, France.
She was also the leading supporter of Citizen Journalism and was the lead Video Trainer of the Citizen Journalism Program (cj.my), one of the most successful CJ program in SEA that empowers general public in having their local and personal stories heard. Indrani often employs various filmmaking ‘participatory video storytelling’ and ‘collaborate filmmaking’ methodologies such as participatory video and video diaries that allow storytellers to engage within their own story.
Indrani is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MFA in Documentary Film from Hofstra University in New York. She is currently finishing her debut feature documentary film about a successful prison rehabilitation program.Interests
Film Poem, Experimental Film, Documentary Films
I am a New York-based filmmaker who has directed, written and produced several award-winning independent documentaries, TV series and films the past six years for TV cable networks and my production company. Having graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) under the TV and Film graduate program at NYU Tisch School of Arts, I am also proficient in cinematography and editing. Prior to filmmaking, I was an international journalist and producer with over 10 years experience gained with renowned broadcasters and media organization like Al Jazeera.
Comedy, Drama, Documentaries
Editor, Writer, Director
I am a freelance director based in New York City. I was born in Canada then moved to LA where I studied theatre, with a focus in directing, at the University of Southern California. Since my graduation, I have continued to direct independent productions focused on picturesque realism. For two years, I have been an Executive Assistant for a Broadway and Film Producer, performing administrative and development responsibilities. I have written and directed various original pieces both cinematic and theatrical.Interests
Thriller, Action Films, Sci Fi, Comedy, Drama
Hi my name is Precious King and one of my goals is to continue to create roles for young girls and women. I'm a writer, director who believes that by having more women behind the camera, and in the writers room, it will allow for more leading roles to be created with substance for our talented women and young stars in the making.
Roles created, written and directed by women for women is the future of Cinema and a huge door opener for more to follow.
Founder, Fireball Films NYC
Documentary Filmmaker, Director Writer, Producer
A Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz was born in Shiraz in 1984. She has a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering. Since 2002 she has been working as a documentary filmmaker, journalist and researcher for documentary film projects. She is Co-founder of visual documentary magazine” From Tehran” and she is also Co-founder of a website on documentary film issues “ Vamostanad “ from 2009 in Iran. She has made some awarded documentary films on social issues which have premiered in IDFA,Thessaloniki, Sheffield,Tribeca,…
She established her documentary film production “ MinDoc Film Production “ in Iran on 2013. She has experience as a jury member in National and International film festivals and participated in different workshops and pitching forums around the world. She could fundraise her new film “ Braving the Waves” through IDFA Bertha Fund, Sorfond, SIB, Fritt Ord and…
Recently she has finished 3 part of new documentary game in co-production with Buthch&Sundance Production Company based in Netherlands.
Music, Justice And Injustice, Labour's Rights, Political, Social, Women's Rights
Scriptwriter, Director, Producer
Contact: [email protected],
+7 (903) 1396677
Main specialty: Producer, Director Film and Television
Member of the Russian Guild of documentary films,
member of Russian filmmakers of Kinosoyuz, graduated All-Russian Institute of Cinematography named of Sergei Gerasimov, specialty: filmmaker ( workshop of Evgeny Tashkov) in 1996
NYFA Moscow (producer's workshop:Lydia Cedrone) 2013
2016 -producer and director of the feature short film «President» in production
2016/2015- producer and director of the feature film «Waterfront» in production
2016/2015 producer and director of the documentary film «Churches of the world» in production
producer and director of the documentary film «Nature in Nude» in production
producer and director of the documentary film «By steps of the film «This is_the heavy
burden of freedom»in production
2013/2014– producer and director of the feature film“ Crossing in Space”, in production
2013 - director of 2 feature TV series «Long way for home» (channel Domashny)
2011/2012 – independent producer, producer of German-Russian project “ Connections”
( Sunnysideup Film & Service, Germany)
2011 - creative producer of the TV feature series “ Vazhnyak "(NTV)
2009-2010 – chief-director of the TV feature series "The Invisibles"
(DTV, Inter, Teleformat)
2009 - director of documentary films "The Soviet underwear", "Stalinka" (TVC studio "Reporter Film"), author and director of "Photoalbom”: Mikhail Lubimov, Lydmila Alekseeva, Henry Reznik, Viktor Shenderovich, Mary Slonim (channel: "Who's Who ")
2008-2009 - producer and director documentary films: "Leaving the monastery," "Epidemia," "Mama, I'm pregnant," "Love is a foreigner," "I love the married man," "Unequal marriage" from the series “Stories of the big city "(channel TNT studio" Silent Movie "),
"The Burden of Fame, " Man of the crowd "(TVC)," VIA” 1 and 2 series (Grant “TPO Union," channel "Russian World", "Nostalgia")
2008-2007: The author and director ,co-producer:
12 serial feature film "I shall return" (1 channel, nominee "Golden Eagle", 2010, Profit studio, Studio Slon)
2007: Author,director,producer of documentary films: "Slaves of the two dictatorships" and "Sunshine" from series "History of a Song" (1 channel)
2005: The author, director, project manager for "The Birth of victory" for the 60th anniversaryof victory (NTV) (Tefy-2005 nominee for Best Director, Prize of the Union of Journalists)
1996-2005 - director of TV programmes (Tefy Award-2000 , "Golden Ostap" -2001)
2001- documentary “Heavy burden of freedom”(author:Mary Slonim),INTERNEWS
1996 - 30minutny feature film «Amata nobis» based on the story of Ivan Bunin, "Rusya" The film was a member of several Russian and international festivals in the framework of Institute of Cinematography (Short Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997, and the festival Wursburge, Germany, 1998) The prize for literary festival screenings in Gatchina, 1997, and prize student festival VGIK in 1998 .
I am a life member of Bangladesh Short Film Forum, an organization to promote independent films in Bangladesh, since 1986 founded by important independent filmmakers of the region. I have been making short films since 1999 and have completed 4 short films and 2 tele-films by 2012. Chandrabati Kotha (Ballads for Chandrabati) is my first feature film under production now, based on the 16th century pioneer Bengali woman writer of the Indian sub-continent-poet Chandrabati. The film has won the National Film Grant for the year 2015 and at the finishing stage now. I am also working as Creative Director and Project Coordinator for Bengal Cinema Development Forum-a forum that is contributing in realizing aspiring young filmmaker's first film initiatives.