Filmmakers Year 6

Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen (Joe’s Violin)

Kahane Cooperman Kahane Cooperman is a documentary filmmaker and television producer. She directed and produced the 2017 Academy Award-nominated short documentary “Joe’s Violin”. Currently, she is the Executive Producer/Showrunner of the Untitled Holcomb Project, a non-fiction series for SundanceTV. Prior, she was the Executive Producer and Showrunner of The New Yorker Presents, a series for […]

Jessie Auritt (Supergirl)

Jessie Auritt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her short film, THE BIRDMAN, screened at festivals around the country and received multiple awards, including the Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary in 2013. In addition to independent filmmaking, she has shot, edited, directed, and produced videos for UNICEF,, the […]

Chad Hartigan (Morris From America)

Filmmaker: Chad Hartigan Runtime: 89 minutes Synopsis: A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry, a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an […]