Category Archives: documentary film festival

Director BIO: Daniel Steiner (WILDLAND)

Director Biography – Daniel Steiner Daniel Steiner is a San Francisco native (*gasp*), and has worked in the documentary television and film industry for over a decade –with some periodic trips into the ad world to pay for the aforementioned career. … Continue reading

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Short Film: WILDLAND, 25min., USA, Documentary

Three young inmates enlist in one of the last firefighting programs in the country for juveniles offenders; but a deadly incident forces them to contemplate their futures both on and off the fire-line. Wildland debuted this year at the Big … Continue reading

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Director BIO: Jenna MacMillan (MOTHERS & METHADONE)

Director Biography – Jenna MacMillan Jenna MacMillan is a director from PEI, Canada. She makes documentaries, fiction films, digital series and music videos. She is passionate about affecting change through storytelling. Director Statement I didn’t know anything about methadone treatment before … Continue reading

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Short Film: MOTHERS & METHADONE, 11min, Canada, Documentary

This film traces the journeys of four women who were in a methadone maintenance program while pregnant. The documentary explores the many sides of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from a clinical and experiential standpoint. News & Reviews “Methadone & Motherhood: New … Continue reading

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Director BIO: Craig Detweiler (REMAND)

Director Biography – Craig Detweiler Craig Detweiler’s documentary, (un)Common Sounds, premiered on ABC in 2013. His films have won the CINE Golden Eagle, the Heartland Film Festival, the Breckenridge Festival of Film, and the Tallahassee Film Festival. Craig was recently named … Continue reading

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Short Film: REMAND, 40min., Uganda, Documentary

Henry, a Ugandan boy, is losing hope, languishing in prison, awaiting trial for two murders he didn’t commit. Jim’s comfortable life as a Los Angeles lawyer and law professor nearly ensured he and Henry would never meet. REMAND tells the … Continue reading

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Director BIO: DANIELLE DA SILVA (PROJECT 1948)

Danielle is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographer, director, conservationist and activist whose main focus is storytelling to empower people around the world to solve the most challenging problems. She is also Co-Founder of the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary, sits on the board … Continue reading

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