1. Nina Davenport, Producer/Director

    After studying photography and filmmaking at Harvard College, Nina Davenport completed her first film, Hello Photo, a poetic travel documentary about India. The film premiered at Rotterdam and won Best Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Davenport’s second film, Always a Bridesmaid was autobiographical and aired on HBO/Cinemax and Channel Four in the United Kingdom. Her third feature documentary was Parallel Lines, a lyrical road movie about the private stories and personal grief of Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. It premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA), in the Joris Ivens competition. It subsequently aired on the BBC’s Storyville. Operation Filmmaker showcases Davenport’s unique and personal style of documentary and has earned her numerous filmmaking awards and grants. She grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and currently lives in New York City with her family.