Meet the filmmaker – Jessie Auritt

Allison hosts special guest, Jessie Auritt – a documentarian working on the film Supergirl about Naami Kutin – an Orthodox Jewish weight lifting phenom.

Jessie Auritt is an award winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City.

Her short film, THE BIRDMAN, premiered at DOC NYC in 2012 and was an official selection at festivals across the country and received numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary at Slamdance in 2013.

Jessie made her first film, THE PRICE OF EDUCATION, as an undergraduate at Tufts University.

In addition to independent filmmaking, she has shot, edited, directed and produced videos for UNICEF, IFC.com, and The New York Daily News – as well as many other companies and non-profit organizations.

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Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/211511

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