Filmmakers Year 6

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 […]


Vicki Abeles (Beyond Measure)

Vicki Abeles is an award-winning filmmaker, author, speaker, and education advocate. As an attorney, businesswoman, disrupter, and boundary-crosser, Vicki brings her creative leadership and unbridled passion to her documentary film projects. Abeles co-directed the 2009 award-winning documentary, “Race to Nowhere,” vividly portraying the pressure-cooker culture plaguing America’s schools. Using a cutting-edge distribution model, the film […]


Tadashi Nakamura (Mele Murals)

Tadashi Nakamura was named one of CNN’s “Young People Who Rock” for being the youngest filmmaker at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival as well as one of the “30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30” by the popular website Angry Asian Man. The fourth generation Japanese American recently completed Mele Murals, a documentary on the […]


Anita Ford Saunders (Black Women In Medicine)

Anita Ford Saunders, APR, is a seasoned writer and producer whose career in media spans 40 years. Anita served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Connecticut Public Television & Radio, where she was responsible for the management of an award-winning staff. She produced strategic messaging and promotion production for the premier of UConn Women’s […]


Marc Levin (Class Divide)

Marc Levin is an award-winning, independent filmmaker dedicated to telling powerful, real stories in a unique, authentic style. In his 35 years in the business, he has won three Emmys, four duPont-Columbia awards, the Peabody Award, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. Highlights include: […]