Nancy is an experienced director, producer and cinematographer on both broadcast documentaries and award winning independent films. Her latest full-length documentary, Canine Soldiers, the Militarization of Love, premiered at the Austin Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS over Memorial Day weekend, 2017. She also directed and produced feature length documentaries, Cactus Jack, Lone Star on Capitol Hill, PBS, Tattooed Under Fire, PBS, Hansel Mieth-Vagabond Photographer (Independent Lens) and History Man, a half hour profile on Martin Scorsese for BBC 4, London.
Nancy comes with twenty years’ experience as a Director of Photography on over 30 documentaries and feature films broadcast for England’s Channel 4, BBC, ABC, National Geographic, and PBS. She has filmed in Europe, the US, Africa, India, Pakistan, Iceland, and Latin America. She was nominated for a Television Emmy for outstanding cinematography on The Human Face, (producer John Cleese). Among her work as cinematographer is Barbara Sonneborn’s Oscar nominated Regret to Inform, winner best documentary at Sundance, and Pratibha Parmar and Alice Walker’s Warrior Marks, Channel Four, London. Nancy graduated with an MFA from the Royal College of Art, London, and is a professor in production in the Radio –Television and Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
M.F.A. 1978 Royal College of Art London
2014 City of Austin Cultural Contracts Grant
2013 Humanities Texas Grant
2012 Texas Film Production Fund; City of Austin Cultural contracts grant
2010 City of Austin Cultural Contracts grant
2008 ITVS/ KLRU TV Lincs grant; a City of Austin Cultural Contracts grant
2007 Texas Film Production Fund
2005 Texas Film Production Fund
2005 Humanities Texas
2005 National Italian American foundation
2009 Women Film Critics Circle award for “Courage in Filmmaking” in documentary
2003 Kodak faculty Award, one per year to a professor of cinematography in the US
2002 Emmy nomination, Academy of Television Arts for outstanding cinematography in non -fiction programming, Producer, John Cleese, The Human Face, TLC