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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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More