Summary

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.

Credits

11/16 – Current

Senior Producer (director, writer, shooter, editor) Chalk Therapy

AJ+ video journalism — TV — AJ+-video journalism Details
11/16 – Current

produced, directed, shot and edited the piece about sidewalk chalk messages being created by Minneapolis residents for their immigrant neighbors as a response to the Islamaphobia of various governmental actions against Islamic immigrants.

1/14 – Current

Senior Producer (director, writer , shooter, editor) Puppy Love

Video journalist — TV — Zinc Video, Pear Video, Upworthy-video journalist Details
1/14 – Current

I produced, directed, shot, edited final piece for video journalist venues. FIlm about a service dog training program where dogs live with prisoners for a full year as part of their training. Received 250 million views

6/15 – 6/16

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

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

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 (EP) (mentor, producer, director) TVbyGIRLS

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

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

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

1/99 – 3/02

Senior Producer (director, writer, editor) Tape's Rolling

PBS — TV — Twin Cities Public Television Details
1/99 – 3/02

Senior and Executive Producer of a series of documentary half-hour programs called Tape's Rolling. Each program was a verite documentary filmed over 3 days with a subject. Tape's Rolling ran for 3 seasons and received a Midwest Emmy award.

Media

  • December30heroes sampler--

  • Ida's Story

Recos

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Education

Class of '10

Humphrey Institute of Public Policy-U of M

Feminist Leadership Fellowship
Class of '79

University of Minnesota

MFA
Class of '77

Austin College

Bachelors communication arts

My Gear

  • Canon C100
  • Lighting Kit
  • editing
  • wireless audio

Skills

  • Teaching
  • Location Scouting
  • Direct
  • Edit
  • Produce
  • Write
  • Grant Writing
  • Shoot
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Project Development
  • creative problemsolving
  • project manage