Dawn Porter is an American documentary filmmaker and the founder of the production company Trilogy Films. Her award-winning films include Gideon’s Army (2013), about three black public defenders working in the southern United States, Spies of Mississippi (2014), about the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC) efforts to preserve segregation during the 50s and 60s, Trapped, about the impact of anti-abortion laws on abortion providers in the South, and Bobby Kennedy for President, which debuted on Netflix. As a two-time Sundance film festival director, Porter’s work has been featured on HBO, Netflix, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, MTV Films, and other platforms. Porter’s latest documentary, “The Lady Bird Diaries,” an all-archival documentary about Lady Bird Johnson debuted at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Lone Star Prize. Her next project entitled “Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court,” a four-part docuseries, explores the history of the Supreme Court, the justices, decisions, and confirmation battles that have shaped the United States. The series will premiere on Paramount/Showtime on September 22nd. Other current projects include directing the MGM documentary “Cirque Du Soleil: Without a Net,” which was a centerpiece at the 2022 DOC NYC Festival and directing/executive producing a 6-part series on the continuation of the historic civil rights documentary series “Eyes on the Prize” for HBO. Additional credits include “The Me You Can’t See” (Apple TV+), “Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer” (National Geographic), “The Way I See It” (Focus Features), “John Lewis: Good Trouble” (CNN, Magnolia Pictures), “37 Words” (ESPN), “Un(re)solved” (Frontline PBS), and “Gideon’s Army” (HBO).
Su Kim is an Emmy® and two-time Peabody Award-winning producer. She is an acclaimed documentary producer whose credits include the Oscar®-nominated HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING THIS EVENING, FREE CHOL SOO LEE and MIDNIGHT TRAVELER. Su is a former Women at Sundance fellow and is the recipient of the 2022 Sundance Amazon Studios Nonfiction Producers Award. Films in release currently include, BITTERBRUSH, HIDDEN LETTERS, SANSON AND ME and THE TUBA THIEVES. She is the executive producer of BETWEEN EARTH & SKY.
Mary Manhardt is a veteran documentary film editor, professor and consultant, specializing in verite. Her credits range from Liz Garbus and Jonathan Stack’s The Farm in 1998 to Carol Dysinger’s Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl), Best Documentary Short at the 2020 Academy Awards.