When the opportunity arises, I dabble in documentary film (see below) – whether as editorial consultant to Mission Man Media, or to write a PBS proposal for a colleague, or working on my own film project, on why so many of the Holocaust survivors who remained in Eastern Europe joined the Communist Party as one step in rebuilding their lives.
Speaking of which, I’m open to taking on a partner to complete this long-standing “labor of love.” I’ve already created an oral-history archive of the dozens of interviews I’ve done. But if you can help me move forward on this film – while the survivors are still alive – I’d be happy to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Likewise, for the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks – which I experienced while living in Manhattan – I plan to assemble the footage I shot then regarding American patriotism … the good, the bad, the ugly. Again, if you’d like to team up, drop me a line.
Producer/Editorial Consultant, Mission Man Media, March 2011 – present
Film Proposal Writer, Two Cats Productions, Jan. 2001 – present
*“The Irish” (November 2008) – On the history of the Irish people.
*“Running Wild” (May 2005) – On a marathon in the Serengeti.
*“Islamophobia” (February 2005)
*“The Jews: A History of Survival” (January 2005)
*“Nationalisms in Conflict in the Holy Land” (November 2002)
*“The History of Anti-Semitism” (September 2002)
*“A Yiddish World Remembered” (PBS broadcast in August 2002)
Editorial Consultant, Additional Writer, Two Cats Productions May 2005 – present
*“Anti-Semitism in the 21th Century: The Resurgence”
(PBS, January 2007, Winner of a Cine Golden Eagle Award.)
Director, Producer, Writer, Researcher, April 1998 – present
“Between Two Evils”: A one-hour film on DV. Launched production in Spring 2002.
*Why so many Holocaust survivors helped build Communism in post-war Eastern Europe.
*Completed an 11-minute trailer, plus three dozen interviews for related oral-history project.
Video Journalist, SNIPPIES, New York, NY
Gathered market-research insights, feedback for clients from man-on-the-street interviews.
*June 3, 2004: “Allergies”; Nov. 21, 2003: “Insomnia”; Nov. 7, 2003: “Ketchup”;
Director, Videographer, Fall 2001
“The Patriot”: Probed U.S. patriotism post-Sept. 11 — the good, the bad, the ugly.
Videographer, July 2002
“We’ll Carry On”: A music project to raise money for New York firefighters and their families.
*Shot weekend-long fundraising concert for FDNY, with DV camera.
Production Assistant, Aug. 2001 – Feb. 2002
Globalvision: An Independent Documentary Film Co.; Executive Producer: Danny Schechter
*“We Are Family”: A film on the post-Sept. 11 re-make of the song; 2002 SUNDANCE selection.
*“Counting on Democracy”: A film on the on the 2000 Florida vote re-count.