Producer. Director.Visual Storyteller. 30 years experience making compelling films-long and short. Adventurous, curious, decision maker and deadline meeter. Can shoot, edit, write, direct, balance budgets and build a team. excellent interview skills.


6/16 – 6/16

Producer/Shooter Dare to Lead

Live Event — BarbaraWienerMedia and VOTERUNLEAD Details
6/16 – 6/16

live streaming event of women's leadership training to events in 7 simultaneous cities

6/15 – 6/16

Producer (director, writer, shooter, editor) The Pain of a People: Gambia

Reality/Doc (TV) — BarbaraWienerMedia Details
6/15 – 6/16

hour documentary about an attempted coup in The Gambia to oust the brutal dictatorship. Produced, wrote, edited and directed. Worked with Gambian refugees and human rights organizations

6/06 – 6/16

Producer (director, writer) Minneapolis Institute of Arts audio tours

Reality/Doc (TV) — BarbaraWienerMedia Details
6/06 – 6/16

produce interactive audio guides to tell stories about major exhibit art work. work with curators, education department. conduct interviews , edit , work with sound design and client technical needs.

9/01 – 3/16

Executive Producer (mentor, producer, director) TVbyGIRLS

Reality/Doc (TV) — TVbyGIRLS Details
9/01 – 3/16

founder and director, nonprofit org uses media and filmmaking to develop leadership and social justice skills with teen girls.

6/14 – 10/14

Producer (independent filmmaker) Hobo Alphabet

Reality/Doc (TV) — Motion Poems Details
6/14 – 10/14

produced, directed, shot and edited a poem by Brian Beatty for public screening on the Union Depot Building

1/01 – 3/05

Producer (Director, writer) Ida's Story

Reality/Doc (TV) — BarbaraWienerMedia Details
1/01 – 3/05

produced, directed, wrote, feature length documentary. Winner Cine Golden Eagle, screened Walker Art Center, Women of Vision, TPT

9/85 – 4/00

Senior Producer (Twin Cities Public Television Arts and Cultural, Specials unit) – PBS - Twin Cities Public Television

9/85 – 4/00

worked as senior and executive producer/director for multiple arts and culture and long form specials. worked with diverse communities and clients

3/98 – 6/98

Executive Producer Literature & Life: The Givens Collection

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV)
3/98 – 6/98


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Class of '10

Humphrey Institute of Public Policy-U of M

Feminist Leadership Fellowship
Class of '79

University of Minnesota

Class of '77

Austin College

Bachelors communication arts

My Gear

  • Canon C-100 and multiple lenses
  • editing
  • lighting
  • WIreless audio


  • conflict resolution
  • creative problemsolving
  • direct
  • edit
  • grant writing
  • location scouting
  • produce
  • project development
  • project manage
  • shoot
  • teaching
  • write