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Melissa Gomez

About the Director:

Originally from the island of Antigua, Melissa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Melissa’s feature-length documentary directorial debut, Silent Music, is a portrait of her deaf family which won the Best Documentary awards at both the 2014 Maine Deaf Film Festival and the 2012 CaribbeanTales Film Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Toronto Deaf Film &amp Arts Festival. Her documentary short, Share and Share Alike, won the award for Best Film / Video Documentary Production at the 2010 Berlin International Black Cinema Festival in Germany, and was also nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2010 Pan African Film Festival in Culver City, California.

Most recently, Melissa has worked with Academy Award nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady at Loki Films where she Co-Produced MAKERS: Women &amp Comedy, a documentary on trailblazing women in comedy airing on PBS in September 2014. With Loki Films, Melissa also Co-Produced Branded, an episode of ESPN’s Emmy- nominated Nine for IX series. Melissa also worked with Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney on his documentary feature, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, which was short listed for an Academy Award in 2010.

Project Title: MOMENTS

 

 

Originally from the island of Antigua, Melissa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Melissa’s feature-length documentary directorial debut, Silent Music, is a portrait of her deaf family which won the Best Documentary awards at both the 2014 Maine Deaf Film Festival and the 2012 CaribbeanTales Film Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Toronto Deaf Film &amp Arts Festival. Her documentary short, Share and Share Alike, won the award for Best Film / Video Documentary Production at the 2010 Berlin International Black Cinema Festival in Germany, and was also nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2010 Pan African Film Festival in Culver City, California.

Most recently, Melissa has worked with Academy Award nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady at Loki Films where she Co-Produced MAKERS: Women &amp Comedy, a documentary on trailblazing women in comedy airing on PBS in September 2014. With Loki Films, Melissa also Co-Produced Branded, an episode of ESPN’s Emmy- nominated Nine for IX series. Melissa also worked with Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney on his documentary feature, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, which was short listed for an Academy Award in 2010.