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Annie Sundberg


Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg are known for crafting deft and cinematic journeys through unexpected territory.  Each project tracks new landscape—from criminal injustice in the American South, to Darfur, to stand up comedy and celebrity culture—but all are centered on unforgettable people and their most human experiences.

They have been recognized with a 2008 Alfred I. duPont Award for broadcast journalism, A Lifetime Achievement Award from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Female Filmmakers Award-San Diego Film Festival, Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award and Lena Sharpe/Women in Cinema Persistence of Vision Award–Seattle International Film FestivalFILMS:

“Knuckleball!” (2013, SHOWTIME; Tribeca Film Festival)

"Burma Soldier" (2011, HBO; IDFA, Full Frame Centerpiece Screening 2011)

 “Joan Rivers – A Piece of Work”  (2010, 84min, IFC Films, SHOWTIME; Sundance Film Festival US Documentary Competition, Best Editing Prize) 

“The Devil Came On Horseback” (2007, 85min. NatGeo; multiple 2009 Emmy nominee, 2008 Amnesty International UK Media Award Winner Best Doc, Sundance 2007 and Gotham Award nominee)

“The Trials of Darryl Hunt" (2006, 102min, HBO; Sundance 2006, 2008 Dupont Award, 2008 Emmy nominee, short listed for the 2007 Academy Awards for Best Documentary, and 2007 Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Documentary)