FILMMAKERS

SIERRA PETTENGILL is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. TOWN HALL is her directorial debut. She is the producer of the Oscar-nominated CUTIE AND THE BOXER and the archival producer of Matt Wolf’s TEENAGE (Tribeca Film Festival ‘13) and Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny's E-TEAM (Sundance '14). For PBS, she was the associate producer of the Emmy-nominated WALT WHITMAN, as well as the Peabody Award-winning TRIANGLE FIRE. She was also the associate producer of HBO’s WARTORN: 1861 - 2010, an in-depth look at PTSD in American veterans, and Nick Bentgen’s NORTHERN LIGHT (True/False ‘13).

 

JAMILA WIGNOT is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her work includes the Peabody Award-winning TRIANGLE FIRE, and WALT WHITMAN, which was nominated for an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. She also produced THE REHNQUIST REVOLUTION, the fourth episode for WNET’s series THE SUPREME COURT, which won a 2007 Cine Golden Eagle Award and a 2008 NYf Silver Medal. The series was the 2007 IDA Limited Series winner. She recently directed two hours of the PBS history series African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which won a Peabody Award.