Filmmakers Year 6

Amy Scott (Oyler)

Amy Scott is an independent documentary filmmaker and the senior education correspondent for Marketplace, an American public radio business and economics show. Her reporting has earned several national honors, including a 2013 Gracie Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012. Before joining Marketplace in 2001, she worked as a reporter in Dillingham, Alaska, […]


Scott Hamilton Kennedy (Food Evolution)

Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary work includes The Garden, which tells the story of the complicated struggle over the nation’s largest community garden; Independent Spirit Award Nominee OT: our town — about the first play in 25 years at Dominguez High School in Compton; and the critically acclaimed Fame High, which follows four […]


Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated)

The first film that Roger Ross Williams directed was Music by Prudence, which won the 2010 Academy Award® for documentary short subject. He is the first African American director to win an Academy Award. Williams next directed the feature documentary God Loves Uganda, was shortlisted for a 2014 Academy Award. Williams is currently working on […]


James Neihouse (A Beautiful Planet)

James L. Neihouse was born in Paris, Arkansas. He graduated from Paris High School in 1973 and then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1976. Soon after his graduation Neihouse worked on his first IMAX film, which was directed by GraemeFerguson, one of the co-founders of IMAX. The […]


Vikram Jayanti (Loretta Lynn: Still A Mountain Girl)

A multi-award-winning feature documentary maker for more than 35 years, Vikram Jayanti is best known for his high profile portraits of cultural icons: usually individuals of extraordinary accomplishment, such as Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali and Garry Kasparov – and sometimes characters of some notoriety, such as Phil Spector, and Uri Geller.  His films are marked […]