Filmmakers Year 6

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: […]


Erin Bagwell (Dream, Girl)

Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at […]


Jonathan Hock (Fastball)

Jonathan Hock is a ten-time Emmy Award winning producer, director, writer and editor. His first documentary feature “Through the Fire” had its world premiere at Tribeca in 2005, and his later films “The Lost Son of Havana” (2009) and “Off the Rez” (2011) also premiered here. Hock has directed four documentaries for ESPN’s Emmy and […]