We Are Providence Productions

CAPTURING THE FLAG, A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

PERFECTLY NORMAL FOR ME, Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to change the conversation. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life. In this intimate verité documentary, four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is often, at best, indifferent to them. 

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger is the Producer of the documentary on the legendary Elaine Stritch, directed and produced by Chiemi Karasawa of Isotope Films.  The documentary give us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind.  By turns bold, hilarious and achingly poignant, the journey connects Stritch’s present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.

LOST AND SOUND,  Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, Lost and Sound is a moving and fascinating documentary that follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton and pianist Holly Loach over 2 years, as they journey deep into sound and silence to re-discover music after deafness.  Its World Premiere was at the SXSW Festival in 2012 - The film's website can be found here - http://lostandsound.org 

GOOD SISTER, a short film written by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger starring the brilliantly funny Jessica Hecht and Grant Shaud, chronicles a woman’s hilarious and heartbreaking struggle to care for and control her elderly mother.  The first narrative film by Providence Productions, THE GOOD SISTER wryly explores the dark side of the role of caregiver assumed by billions of women around the world.   

BEYOND THESE WALLS explores the fascinating life of New York City Living Landmark Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, from her days as an obedient Milanese schoolgirl under the grip of Mussolini, to her role as the founder of Casa Italiana at New York University. 

THE GIRL WITH THE RIVET GUN -- the 2014 documentary about the millions of “Rosies” who entered the formerly all-male world of tank, ship, aircraft and bomb building during World War II -- digs deeply into 1940s American ideas of race, class and sexuality, and how these women revolutionized what was “socially acceptable” in America. 

THE REAL ROSIE THE RIVETER PROJECT, an invaluable collection of long-form oral histories of women who stepped onto the line and did the jobs formerly held only by men.  These women were the Arsenal of Democracy - and the agents of change on whose shoulders women seeking equal opportunity

 

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger – Founder/CEO

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger is Producer of the independent documentary, Capturing The Flag, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in June 2018 and will have its NYC premiere at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in October, 2018.   Hemmerdinger’s other new documentary, Perfectly Normal For Me, recipient of Latino Public Television’s 2016 Public Media Content Fund, will also be at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in October 2018.  She is the Producer of Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was named one of the five essential documentaries of 2013 by Tribeca Institute. She is also Associate Producer on The Homestretch (Emmy Award, Independent Lens, 2015) and the Executive Producer of The Real Rosie The Riveter Project (NYU Bobst Libraries). Hemmerdinger is an accomplished playwright and screenwriter; she wrote and produced the short narrative film, Good Sister, starring Jessica Hecht and Grant Shaud.  Additional current projects in film include The Girl With The Rivet Gun (Producer and Writer) and, in musical theater, We Can Do It! (Librettist).  Her published plays include Squall, Road Rage and Pissed Sister (Playscripts, Inc.).  Hemmerdinger is a Trustee of PEN America and The Hunter College Foundation.