Camilla Hall’s documentary directing debut COPWATCH was nominated for Best Documentary at Tribeca and the Stockholm Film Festival in 2017. The film was shot in Baltimore, New York, St. Louis and Oakland and was sold to Amazon Prime with a U.S. theatrical release. In 2019, she directed THE POPPY & THE SUNFLOWER, a short branded documentary commissioned by Tribeca Studios and 23&Me. This year, she also produced CIRCUS OF BOOKS, which premiered at Tribeca and sold as a Netflix Original executive produced by Ryan Murphy. In 2018, she directed the documentary/narrative hybrid short AN EVERYDAY PROBLEM, which premiered at The United States of Women in Los Angeles. In 2017, alongside directing COPWATCH, she produced FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF, a political, investigative documentary - shot in six countries around the world - that premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest and showed at IDFA, it won the Slamdance Audience Award in 2018. She is currently producing SIRENS, directed by Rita Baghdadi. She recently completed teaching a four-part course at the American Film Institute. She is an active member of Film Fatales, Free The Bid and Women in Film and is an alumni of the Sundance Women In Film Financing Initiative. Prior to starting in documentary, Hall worked for Bloomberg News as a foreign correspondent and then joined the Financial Times, where she was based in Abu Dhabi and then New York.
TFI Pond5 Program | Spring 2019