Filmmaker Biographies

Pamela Hogan

Pamela Hogan

director, producer

An Emmy award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and media executive, Pamela Hogan is the Series Creator and EP of Time for School, PBS’s flagship mini-series on the global crisis in access to education (Gabriel Award, Overseas Press Club citation, IDA nominee). Now in production on the final episode, the film follows 7 children in 7 countries who are struggling against overwhelming odds to make it from kindergarten all the way through high school. She was recently Co-Creator and Executive Producer of PBS’s Women, War & Peace, a 5-part series on the strategic role of women in global conflict, and Director of Episode 1, “I Came to Testify.” Seen by 12 million viewers, the films won 2 Overseas Press Club awards, a Television Academy Honor and the Gracie award for outstanding series. In addition the episode has been honored with the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel award for outstanding work that fosters understanding of the legal system. She was a founding producer and EP of PBS’s international series Wide Angle, working closely with global filmmakers on 70 hours of documentaries filmed in 50 countries. While there, she originated and developed Ladies First about women’s leadership in post-genocide Rwanda (winner of an Emmy & the Society for Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi for Best Documentary). She has produced for Bill Moyers, directed international co-productions for National Geographic Television, and was Field Producer of NBC’s Peabody award-winning To Be An American, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tom Spain. Her speaking engagements include the White House, Capitol Hill, U.S. Institute of Peace, the UN, Asia Society, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard and UC Berkeley Law Schools, and Brown’s Watson Institute. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, co-teaching the Masters Documentary Seminar.

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Connie Shulman


Connie Shulman originated the role of Annelle in Steel Magnolias and voiced the character of Patti Mayonnaise from Nickelodeon’s animated series, DOUG. Her film credits include Fried Green Tomatoes, Men Don’t Leave, Reversal of Fortune, and Sweet and Lowdown. She is currently acting in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black as Yoga Jones and is proud to have received with her castmates the Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy. She has just completed her first novel.

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Andrew Fredericks


Andrew Fredericks has been a documentary filmmaker for nearly thirty years, working as a director, editor and cinematographer.  He has collaborated with journalist Bill Moyers on a host of documentaries and conversations including Living on the Edge, Surviving the Good Times, Free Speech for Sale, and America’s First River. His body of work also includes If You Knew Sousa, America in the Forties, and Fat with pioneering filmmaker Tom Spain. His work has appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS, National Geographic, and Bravo. He directed and edited Money Driven Medicine with producer Alex Gibney and edited the award-winning film, I Came to Testify, the premier film in the highly-acclaimed PBS series Women, War & Peace.  More recently, Andrew edited Abigail Disney’s feature documentary, The Armor of Light.

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Adrienne Haspel


Adrienne Haspel is a narrative and documentary film and television editor. She has worked on shows for Frontline, Need to Know and Wide Angle, including the Emmy nominated “Lord’s Children.” Her narrative work has been shown at many film festivals including Tribeca, Cannes, and Edinburgh. Her collaborations with video artists have appeared in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. Most recently, she’s completed various installations and documentaries for the Moscow-based Russian Jewish Museum and Center for Tolerance, including one about the Holocaust on Soviet Soil. Currently she is working as an editor for Fault Lines, a weekly program on Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English that focuses on U.S. and international current affair issues.

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Katherine Patterson


Katherine Patterson is an award winning documentary producer and cinematographer. She has worked on stories and films for HBO Films, PBS, ABC News, National Geographic, TLC and many independent production companies. She won a Dupont Award for Hopkins 24/7 and was nominated for Best Documentary Cinematography Emmys for her work on Love Crimes of Kabul and 12th and Delaware. She is currently working on a documentary series for Britain’s Channel 4 called The Westend.  


Paul Damian Hogan


Paul Damian Hogan is a composer and producer in New York City. He was nominated for an Emmy for his score to the documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect and has also composed for the films Shored Up, Sahkanaga and Must Read After My Death. He earned his doctorate in music composition from Columbia University studying contemporary classical and electronic music. He makes records under the names Paul Damian Hogan the Third, Ta Da, and Frances. He also writes music for television commercials, does arrangements for bands, produces records, and composes music for art projects. When not writing music, Paul enjoys playing soccer, watching soccer, hanging out with his wife and 2 1/2 year old daughter, traveling and eating delicious sandwiches.

Executive Producer

Jeffrey Kimball

executive producer

Jeffrey Kimball has made a number of award-winning short dramas, non-fiction and experimental films, and has worked as a producer, cinematographer and editor on shorts, documentaries and features. He previously founded the music department at Miramax Films where he worked on the score and soundtrack for more than a hundred films, three of which won Oscars for Best Original Score. Birders: The Central Park Effect, his feature directorial debut, premiered at SXSW in 2012 and was picked up by HBO and broadcast as part of their Summer Documentary Series.  Called “A delight for everyone” by the Wall Street Journal, the Emmy-nominated film has since shown theatrically and has played at numerous film festivals in the US and abroad.


Full Credits

Directed & Narrated by
Pamela Hogan

Pamela Hogan & Connie Shulman

Andrew Fredericks & Adrienne Haspel

Andrew Fredericks & Pamela Hogan

Kat Patterson

Paul Damian Hogan

Associate Producer
Sam Jinishian

Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kimball

Laury Sacks
Eric Sacks
Nicole Quinn
Talley Sacks
Connie Shulman
Lois Robbins
Nelsie Spencer
Gloria Mishkoff
Gus Birney
Sally Nall
Marilyn Martin

Title Design
Dale Robbins
Alton Christensen

Paul Damian Hogan
Julia Tepper
Isaiah Gage
Kyle Olson

Additional Camera
Jeffrey Kimball
Ku-ling Siegel
Andrew Fredericks
Ben Shapiro

Production Assistant
Sarah Ihmoud

Online Post and Finishing
Park Avenue Post, Inc.

Maria Mendoza

Audio Mix
Devin Emke

Additional Online Editor
Diego Del Sol

Online Post Supervisor
Nigel Kettle

Legal Counsel
Neil Rosini at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

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