Bite-sized blog post: Heidi Ewing


HEIDI EWING co-directed Jesus Camp (2006) which was nominated for an Academy Award.

She runs her company Loki Films with Rachel Grady and has directed and produced numerous documentaries including Detropia (2012)

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WE THE ECONOMY – 20 Short Films you can’t afford to miss


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Find her on Twitter
Loki Films
Detropia Website
Docuweek Interview
Hollywood Reporter: includes VIDEO

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015A Dream Preferred (Documentary short)

 2014Makers: Women Who Make America (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)

Women in War (2014)
Women in Comedy (2014)

 2013Vanity Fair: Decades (TV Mini-Series short) (1 episode)

 2013Nine for IX (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

Branded (2013)
 2013The Education of Mohammad Hussein (Documentary short) (co-director)
 2012Detropia (Documentary)

 2010True Life (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2010Freakonomics (Documentary)
 201012th & Delaware (Documentary) (co-director)

 2009NOW on PBS (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2008The Lord’s Boot Camp (TV Movie documentary)

 2006P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2006Jesus Camp (Documentary)
 2005The Boys of Baraka (Documentary)
 2001Rite of Passage (TV Movie documentary)
 1999Guns in America: Gun Life (TV Movie)

 1998Investigative Reports (TV Series) (1 episode)

Bite-sized blog post: Bonni Cohen


BONNI COHEN has a production company in San Francisco, Actual Films which she runs with her husband. She co-founded the Catapult Film Fund to help fund documentary films in development.

Her documentary Audrie & Daisy premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Netflix.


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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2016Audrie & Daisy (Documentary)

 2007-2009National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)

Inside Bethlehem (2007)
 2006The Rape of Europa (Documentary)

 Wild on the Set (TV Series) (1 episode, 2000) (second director – 1 episode, 2000)

Snakes (2000) … (second director)
Primates (2000)
 1998Kofi Annan: Eye of the Storm (TV Movie documentary)
 1994Meet Me in Miami Beach (Documentary short) (as Bonnie Cohen)

Bite-sized blog post: Tzipi Trope


TZIPI TROPE teaches at NYU and produces and directs film with her company Maya Films Ltd.

Her feature film documentary Tell Me You Love Me (1983) aired on HBO.

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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2010Eshet Rosh Hamemshala (Documentary)
 2006Ballada Le’Bni She’Gadal (Documentary)
 2005Looking for the Lost Voice (Documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Ester Brym


ESTER BRYM moved from Prague to study filmmaking in New York City. She worked as an editor and then moved to Los Angeles where she directed her first feature length documentary Butterflies (2009) about YouTubers.

Her recent documentary venture Not Your Skin (2017) explores transgender issues.

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Her Website – Filmster
Find her on Twitter
National Film Board of Canada
Film Festivals
Filmster Blog

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2017Not Your Skin (Documentary) (post-production)
 20151 Day with Chinaski (Documentary short)
 2013Autumn of Route 66 (Documentary) (as Ester Brymova)
 201012 Hours or How I Deal with Shit (Video short) (as Ester Brymova)
 2009/IButterflies (Documentary) (as Ester Brymova)

Bite-sized blog post: Estelle Artus


ESTELLE ARTUS attained her PhD from the Sorbonne where she studied visual arts before moving to New York City where she makes movies.

Her feature narrative film According to Her (2016) premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival.


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Her Website
Facebook page for her film
According to Her Website

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2014Now They Know (Video short)
 2006Where It Clicks (Short)
 2005Ring Road (Short)
 2004Domestic Underground (Short)
 2003Play Again (Short)

Bite-sized blog post: Linda Knowlton-Goldstein


LINDA KNOWLTON-GOLDSTEIN produced Whale Rider (2002) which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for Keisha Castle-Hughes. After producing several narrative fiction films she transitioned to director with the documentary The World According to Sesame Street (2006).

Her documentary feature Somewhere Between (2011) premiered at Hot Docs where it won the Sundance Channel People’s Choice Award.

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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2016Radical Brownies (Documentary) (filming)
 2014Makers: Women in Hollywood (Documentary)
 2011Somewhere Between (Documentary)

 2006Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2006The Chef & The Architect (TV Movie documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Kristin Hahn


KRISTIN HAHN began her career directing the independent documentary Anthem (1997) where she set out with her friend Shainee Gabel to interview people across America about the American dream. She studied at USC.

She has gone on to work as a producer for Jennifer Aniston’s company Echo Films where she gathered a group of female directors to work on Five (2011), a group of short films about breast cancer for Lifetime television. She has since gone on to form her own production company Hahnscape which will focus on literary adaptations.

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Bite-sized blog post: Wendey Stanzler


WENDEY STANZLER began her career as an editor, editing Michael Moore’s breakout documentary Roger & Me (1989) – and has won more than one Emmy for her editing work in television.

She has also directed for numerous television series starting with Sex and the City.

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Find her on Twitter
Find her on Facebook
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Podcast about The Arrow

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

G.L.O.W. (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)

Episode #1.2 (2017)

 2015-2016You’re the Worst (TV Series) (8 episodes)

Fix Me, Dummy (2016)
Try Real Hard (2016)

 2016Grace and Frankie (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Party (2016)

 2016Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Paradise Lost (2016)

 2014-2016Sleepy Hollow (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Mama (2014)

 2015-2016Shameless (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Refugees (2016)
Uncle Carl (2015)

 2013-2015Arrow (TV Series) (6 episodes)

Restoration (2015)
Sara (2013)

 2015Chasing Life (TV Series) (2 episodes)

One Day (2015)

 2014-2015About a Boy (TV Series) (2 episodes)

About a Trunk (2015)

 2015The Flash (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2015Gotham (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013-2014Revenge (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Intel (2014)
Blood (2014)
Union (2013)

 2013-2014Switched at Birth (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2014The Tomorrow People (TV Series) (1 episode)

Son of Man (2014)

 2013Glee (TV Series) (3 episodes)

The End of Twerk (2013)
Wonder-ful (2013)

 2011-2013Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Recall Vote (2013)
Leslie vs. April (2012)
Flu Season (2011)

 2013The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series) (1 episode)

Bed Bugs (2013)

 2010-2013Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Under the Gun (2013)
The Kahn Game (2012)
Reality Bites Me (2010)

 2013Save Me (TV Series) (1 episode)

WWJD (2013)

 2013The Mindy Project (TV Series) (1 episode)

Triathlon (2013)

 2013The New Normal (TV Series) (1 episode)

Dog Children (2013)

 2012-2013Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (TV Series) (3 episodes)

A Reunion… (2012)
Shitagi Nashi… (2012)

 2012Nashville (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011-2012The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Our Town (2012)
Know Thy Enemy (2011)

 2012The Client List (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Acting Up (2012)

 2012Next Caller (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011The Lying Game (TV Series) (1 episode)

Being Sutton (2011)

 2011The Nine Lives of Chloe King (TV Series) (1 episode)

Pilot (2011)

 2011Love Bites (TV Series) (1 episode)

How To… (2011) … (segment “‘Banana Bread’ & ‘Decent Proposal'”)

 2010No Ordinary Family (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009-2010The Middle (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Back to School (2010)
Average Rules (2010)
The Break-Up (2010)
The Scratch (2009)

 2010Huge (TV Series) (1 episode)

Poker Face (2010)

 2010Royal Pains (TV Series) (1 episode)

Frenemies (2010)

 2010Mercy (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2010Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009Eastwick (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009Dollhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Left Hand (2009)

 2007-2009Ugly Betty (TV Series) (4 episodes)

I’m Coming Out (2007)

 2008-200990210 (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Life’s a Drag (2009)
The Jet Set (2008)

 2008Samantha Who? (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007-2008Men in Trees (TV Series) (2 episodes)

History Lessons (2007)

 2007Private Practice (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Big Shots (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Monk (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2006-2007Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Gossip (2007)
Children and Art (2006)
One More Kiss (2006)

 2006Six Degrees (TV Series) (1 episode)

A New Light (2006)

 2006Love Monkey (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Window (2006)

 2005-2006Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Much Too Much (2005)
Deny, Deny, Deny (2005)

 2004Sex and the City (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Ick Factor (2004)

Bite-sized blog post: Beata Pozniak Daniels


BEAT POZNIAK DANIELS began her career in the US as an actor in Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991) after working on several films in Poland and throughout Europe.

After moving to America she began directing and advocated for International Women’s Day to be recognized in the US.

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Her Website
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Cult Machine Essay
The Huffington Post

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2014People on the Bridge (Short)
 2013An Interview with Lech Walesa (Documentary short) (as Beata Pozniak)
 2009On Profiles in Courage (Documentary) (as Beata Pozniak)
 2002Mnemosyne (Short) (as Beata Pozniak)
 2001Roots (Documentary) (as Beata Pozniak)
 1998Women’s Day: The Making of a Bill (Documentary short) (as Beata Pozniak)

Bite-sized blog post: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi


ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI worked as an assistant director for Mike Nichols before venturing into her career as a documentary filmmaker. Vasarhelyi is the daughter of academics and studied at Princeton.

In 2013 Vasarhelyi was named a Sundance Documentary Film Fellow and in 2015 her film Meru premiered at Sundance.

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Her Website
Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #55: E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin Team for Big Wall Climbing Documentary ‘Meru’
The New Yorker
VIDEO: Interview

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015Incorruptible (Documentary)
 2015Meru (Documentary)
 2013Touba (Documentary)
 2003/IIA Normal Life (Documentary)