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Meet Our Directors

Meet Our Directors


Chris Hegedus


Chris Hegedus has been directing, shooting, and editing documentary films for over forty years. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for Startup.com, which chronicled the first Internet boom and bust through the adventures of two young entrepreneurs. With her long-time collaborator, D. A. Pennebaker, Chris directed the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign film, The War Room, which was nominated for an Academy Award®. In 2004, their HBO show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, won two Primetime Emmy® Awards. Chris has directed a host of acclaimed films including The Energy War series, Town Bloody Hall, Delorean, Moon Over Broadway, Depeche Mode 101, Down From the Mountain, Only the Strong Survive, Al Franken: God Spoke, and Kings of Pastry. Most recently, Chris produced, directed and shot, Unlocking the Cage, which follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise through his unprecedented legal challenge for personhood rights for chimpanzees. Hegedus has received the Golden Eagle CINE award and lifetime achievement awards from several organizations including the International Documentary Association and from Yale University where she taught for many years.


Amy Berg


- bio coming soon -