(former working title: Dance With Me)

A documentary film by Catherine Tambini & Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Director - Catherine Tambini

Producer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Executive Producer - Laverne Berry

What would it be like if you couldn’t dance – until somebody helps you? We follow the revolutionary physical therapy program, Dancing Dreams, where typical high school girls volunteer to work with severely challenged girls – the goal: to put on a full-blown spring performance; the outcome: transformational experiences that empower all of the participants with self-confidence, empathy, and drive.

 

 

The Homestretch

A documentary film by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly

Associate Producer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

A film which follows 3 homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future.  s their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.  Hot Docs in Toronto, AFI Docs – Official Selection, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Lincoln Center and will air on PBS/Independent Lens in April 2015 

 

 

GOOD SISTER

Executive Producer/Producer/Writer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

A darkly funny tale of revenge that pits one nuttily heroic sister against another in an ongoing war for their mother's undivided attention.  

Self-sacrificing Helene's mission is to rescue Mother from the most recent battleground.  The old lady has been sequestered in the high-security wing of a posh nursing home by her conniving celebrity sibling, Esme. Jessica Hecht and Grant Shaud have never played funny so straight.  

 

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME

A feature documentary film by Isotope Films

Director - Chiemi Karasawa

Producer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

What does it mean to be a performing artist – first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on 30ROCK, giving us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends (Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Tina Fey, Cherry Jones James Gandolfini and John Turturro) and photographs from her personal collection. 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.

 

The Real Rosie The Riveter Project Website can be viewed here...

Directed and Produced by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly

Executive Producer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Who is the Real Rosie the Riveter? Filmmakers Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly and Elizabeth Hemmerdinger (of Providence Productions)  were inspired by the extraordinary women of The Real Rosie The Riveter Project to embark on a new feature documentary that will explore the sacrifice and dedication of these forgotten World War II heroes and their transformative stories. The filmmakers will take you beyond the iconic “We Can Do It” poster girl into the experiences of real Rosies from diverse backgrounds, challenging the popular perception of women in American History.

 
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Beyond These Walls 

A film by Anne de Mare

Producer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, a New York City Living Landmark returns to her childhood neighborhood in Milan after 70 years.

The visit leads to a deeper understanding of why she built and supports the Casa Italania Zerilli-Marimo, itself a landmark for scholarship and international understanding at New York University.

 
Transient

THE GIRL WITH THE RIVET GUN

Producer / Writer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

THE GIRL WITH THE RIVET GUN will combine intimate first-person narratives with innovative animation, rare archival photos, and astonishing propaganda films from the era to bring real-life Rosie the RIveters alive for today’s audience. 

These Rosies, of many races and backgrounds, came to their defense jobs from every conceivable place.  They thrived on the discovery that it was not shameful to wear work clothes, get your hands greasy, use your muscles and wits. And in leaving home, they entered a world grappling with issues of class, race and sexuality - while they built 4,000 ships, 80,000 landing craft, 100,000 tanks and armored vehicles, 300,000 aircraft, 6 million tons of bombs, and 41 billion rounds of ammunition.  

 

LOST and SOUND

A documentary by Lindsey Dryden

Executive Producer - Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Imagine waking up in the morning to find that the world sounds utterly different and music is suddenly unrecognizable. All the songs you loved and all the songs you’ve yet to discover are suddenly out of reach.

Could you find a way to get music back again… and could music find you?