Lori Cheatle is a producer and founder of Hard Working Movies, an independent production company based in Brooklyn, NY, that produces stories that are bold, creative and entertaining, focusing on high-profile documentary features and series. Her films have screened at all the top international film festivals, in theaters and on platforms around the world. Titles include MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. dir. by Steve Loveridge, winner of a Special Jury award at Sundance 2018 and the opening night film for New Directors/New Films; I Am Another You by Nanfu Wang, which won two special jury awards at SXSW before its release by FilmRise and Independent Lens; KIKI, directed by Sara Jordeno (IFC Films/Sundance Selects) which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival before screening at festivals in 70 countries. KIKI won a Berlin Teddy Award, the Kathleen Edwards Bryan Human Rights Award, the Emerging Artist Award from Outfest, and Independent Spirit Award and GLAAD Award nominations; CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart, (Dir. Jeremiah Zagar) for HBO and Sky Atlantic, which premiered at Sundance and was broadcast in over 80 countries; SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE , (Dir. Amy Hardie; SXSW 2016; BBC, POV), nominated for a Scottish BAFTA Award; three films directed by Doug Block, including the multiple audience-winner 112 Weddings (HBO, Dogwoof, Zeitgeist Films), THE KIDS GROW UP (HBO); and 51 BIRCH STREET (HBO, ZDF/Arte), which was picked as one of NY Times Ten Best Films of the year; THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, selected for the Whitney Biennial; THE EDGE OF DREAMING and many others.