Lori Cheatle

Producer

Lori Cheatle, Producer


/www.hardworkingmovies.com/

Classes taught:
Documentary Masters

Lori Cheatle is a producer of over 20 award-winning films and the founder of Hard Working Movies, a director-driven production company with an appetite for bold, high-profile narratives, with films as unique and diverse as the filmmakers behind them. She is most recently the Executive Producer of HAIL SATAN? (2019) which had its world premiere at Sundance and is in release through Magnolia Pictures. In 2018, she produced MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A., directed by Steve Loveridge, which won a Special Jury award at Sundance 2018 and the IDA Award for Best Music Documentary, was the opening night film of the New Directors/New Films festival and screened on platforms around the world, including a theatrical release in over 30 countries. Other feature documentaries include I AM ANOTHER YOU by Nanfu Wang, which won two jury awards at SXSW and is released by FilmRise and Independent Lens; KIKI by Sara Jordeno, which premiered at Sundance 2016 and won the Berlin Teddy Award, the Kathleen Edwards Bryan Human Rights Award, the Outfest Emerging Artist award and Independent Spirit Award and GLAAD award nominations and is distributed by IFC Films; CAPTIVATED: The Trials of Pamela Smart, directed by Jeremiah Zagar for HBO/Sky Atlantic, which premiered at Sundance and has been released in over 80 countries; Amy Hardie’s critically acclaimed THE EDGE OF DREAMING and her BAFTA nominated SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFETHIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, which was selected for the Whitney Biennial; and many others. Lori produced three films by Doug Block, which all aired on HBO, including the audience favorite 112 WEDDINGS along with THE KIDS GROW UP and 51 BIRCH STREET, which was named one of New York Times 10 Best Films of the Year. She received the 2019 Sundance I Amazon Producers Award for her work in non-fiction film.

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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More
Fall 2020 Info Sessions
October 15, 2019

Fall 2020 Info Sessions

Ready to incite change and amplify the compelling stories you find in the world? Our graduate documentary film program sharpens your artistic voice. Read More
SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!
October 09, 2019

SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!

SVA MFA Documentary Faculty prides itself on the fact that our entire faculty are working filmmakers. And, they are busy! Here’s a rundown of just some of our faculty’s recent films. Click the links to watch the films & find out more! Read More
9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films
September 24, 2019

9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films

Celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 9th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 9, the class of 2019! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspire and a Read More