Behind the Story – The Making of “Janet Reno: The People’s Lawyer”

Behind the Story – The Making of “Janet Reno: The People’s Lawyer”

Former Attorney General, Eric Holder, speaking about his admiration for Janet Reno. Photo by production team member, Nick Michael. Janet Reno lived her life with one guiding principle – “do the right thing.” It was a mantra passed down from her mother, one of the strongest influences in her life. In all the research, conversations and […]

Behind the Scenes – “Homeplace Under Fire”

Behind the Scenes – “Homeplace Under Fire”

We both grew up around farms – Catherine was raised on a small farm in the outskirts of Charlottesville, VA, and Elena grew up in rural Iowa, the heart of farm country. But not until we edited Homeplace Under Fire did we truly understand the challenges and hardships that family farmers have faced and continue to […]

Exciting Overburden Updates

Exciting Overburden Updates

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since Overburden premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Since then it’s been accepted to twenty film festivals, has received six awards, and has been shown all over the country and abroad. It was chosen as one of the 10 best documentaries of 2015 by […]

CDS Filmmaker Award Committee

CDS Filmmaker Award Committee

This April Elena served on the Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award committee for the 2016 Full Frame Film Festival and watched all the films in the New Docs category. There were several amazing documentaries in this pool, but one film stood out to all the committee members: Sonita. This unique, inspiring and brave film follows […]

Catherine Orr Will Join Judges of 2016 WHNPA Multimedia Contest

Catherine Orr Will Join Judges of 2016 WHNPA Multimedia Contest

Catherine will be judging the White News Photographers Association 2016 “Eyes of History” contest in the multimedia category. She joins fellow judges Evelio Contreras, a producer, shooter, and editor for CNN, and Rebecca Sell, a multimedia producer and photojournalist teaching at Ohio University. Open judging takes place at the National Geographic headquarters and museum in Washington […]