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Producer, director, Judith Helfand Productions; senior creative consultant, co-founder, Chicken & Egg Pictures
MFA Social Documentary Film


BFA, New York University


Professional experience includes

Field explorer, senior strategist, co-founder, Working Films


Film projects include

Director, producer: COOKED: Survival by Zip Code; Absolutely No Spitting; Love & Stuff; Everything’s Cool; Blue Vinyl; A Healthy Baby Girl; The Uprising of ’34. Producer, consulting producer, executive producer: The Barber of Birmingham, Hot Girls Wanted, Private Violence


Screenings include

Gene Siskel Film Center, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Sarasota Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival at Yale, Freep Film Festival, Princeton Environmental Film Festival, EarthxFilm, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival


Awards and honors include

Emmy Award; Peabody Award; Audience Award, Best Documentary, High Falls Women’s Film Festival; Jury Award, Best Feature, EarthxFilm; City of Melbourne Award, Best Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival; Audience Award, Best Documentary, Santa Cruz Film Festival; Documentary Prize, Bermuda International Film Festival; Amicus Award, International Documentary Association; Loreen Arbus Award for Activism; John DeGraaf Environmental Filmmaking Award; Green Heroes Award, Elle; Jurors Choice Award, Charlotte Film Festival; Grants include: MacArthur Foundation, Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Media Fellowship, Kendeda Fund, Fork Films, Fledgling Fund