Denise Zmekhol

Denise Zmekhol's international career as a producer and director spans the globe from Brazil, Europe, Africa and Asia to the United States. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay area, award-winning producer-director Zmekhol has created innovative commercials, feature and short documentaries, transmedia projects for non-profits, and her own independent productions including her award-winning feature documentary broadcast on PBS, Children of the Amazon. Her directing career emphasizes humor, passion, empathy, attention to detail, simplicity, clarity, and elegance. Her work has been recognized for a strong visual style, story-telling orientation combined with her ability to collaborate with people in four languages — English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. Recently Denise co-directed Bridge to the Future a short for PBS/TED Talks: Science and Wonder. She is currently a co-producer on Amir Soltani’s Dogtown Redemption a film about poverty and recyclers in West Oakland that was exhibited on Independent Lens.

  • Children of the Amazon (Trailer)