NICOLE OPPER, Director/Producer
Nicole Opper directed and produced Off and Running, a co-production of ITVS, with support from The Foundation for Jewish Culture and The National Black Programming Consortium. The film was voted a Top Ten Audience Favorite at The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, awarded the Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest, Best Documentary at Philadelphia LGBT Film Festival, and received the Silverdocs WGA Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. It will air nationally on the PBS series P.O.V. in 2010. Opper also produced the five-part television documentary series LSS for Here! Networks (Fall 2008), Macky Alston's Emmy-nominated The Killer Within, (Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2006, Discovery Channel 2007) and Peter Miller's Sacco and Vanzetti (First Run Features 2007 release, Winner 'Best Historical Film', American Historical Association). Opper's documentary short, Song of Hannah, is distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film. She holds a BFA in Film Production from NYU and was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.