Alumni
Luisina Pozzo Ardizzi

Luisina Pozzo Ardizzi

Born in a southern province of Argentina, Luisina started her artistic path by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in metal Sculpture. She was drawn into the audiovisual field because of her interest in collective creations and her profound passion for teamwork. At first she worked in the art department as a stage manager in film and theater. For the past 10 years, she has filled several roles in...
Sue Ding

Sue Ding

Sue Ding is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer. She has worked on arts/culture and public affairs projects for media outlets including PBS, WGBH, Tumblr, and International Channel Shanghai. Her production credits also include several Emmy Award-winning programs for New York City’s public television stations. Sue graduated from Brown University with a double major in Visual Arts and International Relations, and has also studied at the Rhode Island School of...
David Dufresne

David Dufresne

David Dufresne is an award-winning independent writer and filmmaker. Fort McMoney, his latest interactive game documentary, produced by ONF/Arte, was a finalist at the SXSW festival 2014, won several international awards, and was acclaimed by the New York Times as the “marriage of the film and the video game.” In 2010, he authored and co-directed Prison Valley with Philippe Brault (Upian/Arte), which won the World Press Photo 2011 (Best interactive...
Katie Edgerton

Katie Edgerton

Katie Edgerton is the writers’ assistant on the AMC drama Halt & Catch Fire. She obtained her MFA in Screenwriting from USC, where she received the Annenberg Fellowship. Prior to USC, Katie was a researcher at the MIT Open Documentary Lab and an assistant curator for exhibitions at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Julie Fischer

Julie Fischer

Julie Fischer was a researcher at OpenDocLab and a graduate student at Comparative Media Studies and Writing program. Her CMSW thesis was titled To Create Live Treatments of Actuality: An Investigation of the Emerging Field of Live Documentary Practice. She is a skilled and adaptable researcher bridging the worlds of UX, digital media and documentary film. Her key strengths are qualitative research, collaborative design methodologies, usability testing, interview-driven research and ethnography. She’s also passionate...
Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn is a Co-Founder and Program Director of the Points North Institute, a Maine-based media arts organization that produces the annual Camden International Film Festival and other programs that serve as a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers. Sean received a master’s degree in 2015 from MIT’s Comparative Media Studies and Writing department, where he worked as a researcher at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. His...
Tina Gharavi

Tina Gharavi

Tina Gharavi is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, initially trained as a painter. Noted for innovative cross-platform work she has garnered the attention of the film industry through her acclaimed feature, I Am Nasrine. Sir Ben Kingsley called it “a life enhancing film… An important and much needed film.” Fearless in her approach to storytelling, her work has been selected for Sundance, broadcast globally and her installations exhibited at museums around the...
Meissa Hampton

Meissa Hampton

Meissa Hampton is a writer and filmmaker focused on telling stories with positive social and cultural impact.  Borrowing the name from her first book of poetry, she founded One Pair of Shoes Pictures, a company intent on promoting inspired contributors to filmmaking and drawing audiences with works that speak to our emotion, our intellect, and our era.  She serves as the company’s managing director and is currently completing her feature...
Suvi Andrea Helminen

Suvi Andrea Helminen

Suvi Andrea Helminen is an interactive and documentary filmmaker from Denmark, currently based in Boston. She graduated from The National Film School of Denmark’s documentary department. Her first interactive documentary “48 Hour Games” was released in December 2012. It is currently touring and it has been showcased at panels and live events at SXSW Interactive, CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival), Game Developers Conference San Francisco, and the Nordic Game...
Kathy Im

Kathy Im

Kathy Im is Director of the Media, Culture and Special Initiatives program at the MacArthur Foundation where she is responsible for the Foundation’s support of nonprofit investigative and explanatory reporting, social issue documentary film production, and innovation in public interest media. Under Im’s leadership, MacArthur has been a key partner in supporting the development of digital technologies and platforms at prominent nonprofit journalism and documentary institutions. She has guided the...