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Ricki Stern


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)