Film Makers Bio

   
 
 
KATE DAVIS and DAVID HEILBRONER
 

KATE DAVIS Producer/Director

Davis taught and studied documentary filmaking at Harvard University, where she worked with verite documentary filmmakers Ross McElwee, Ricky Leacock and Fred Wiseman.  She directed SOUTHERN COMFORT (2001), which portrayed the life of a male transsexual.  The Emmy-nominated film won over 25 awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival (2001), Special Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and the Grierson Award for Best International Documentary.

DAVID HEILBRONER Writer/Producer/Director

David Heilbroner, Harvard University (B.A. cum laude, 1979), Northeastern Law School (J.D. 1984.  For A & E Television Networks, he wrote and produced "Untying the Straitjacket," "Anti-Gay Hate Crimes," and "The Dark Side of Parole."  He was Senior Producer on CRIME STORIES, a series for Court TV, as well as on AMERICAN BABYLON (2003) a feature Court TV documentary.  A former prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's office, and Federal District Court law clerk, David wrote the critically acclaimed non-fiction books Rough Justice (Pantheon 1990) and Death Benefit (Crown/Harmony 1993).

DAVIS and HEILBRONER

In 2013, Davis/Heilbroner produced THE CHESHIRE MURDERS for HBO, also broadcast on CNN.  The film is a 2 hour in depth look at the 2007 triple homicide of the Petit family from Cheshire CT.  Davis and Heilbroner also directed/produced HBO films including the Emmy-winning JOCKEY (2004), PLASTIC DISASTERS (2006), THE ADOLESCENT ADDICT (2007), and DIAGNOSIS: BIPOLAR (2008).

For PBS' "American Experience" series, they co-produced STONEWALL UPRISING, about the birth of the gay power movement.  The film won a Peabody Award and was theatically released in over 60 U.S. cities.  For The History Channel, they wrote, co-directed and produced SCOPES: BATTLE OVER AMERICA'S SOUL (2006) for the Emmy-winning series "Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America."

Other films include PUCKER UP: THE FINE ART OF WHISTLING and WAITING FOR ARMAGEDDON, both released theatrically.