Ilse Fernandez has produced and directed over 200 hours of non-fiction docu-series and reality shows for networks including ABC, NBC, VICE, MTV, Netflix, Univision, Discovery Channel, A&E, National Geographic, History Channel, and TLC. She worked as a Director and Field Producer on five seasons of the A&E series “Intervention”, including the 2009 "Outstanding Reality Program" Emmy Award winning season. In 2010, the "Rachel” episode she directed about a homeless NYC street junkie whose boyfriend is unexpectedly imprisoned was nominated for both an Emmy and Producers Guild Award.
Ilse has worked as an Executive Producer and Director overseeing documentary series that have her signature visual style fused compelling characters and gripping stories. She was the Showrunner on Viceland’s cutting edge 8-part documentary series called “Cyberwar,” that investigated the modern day geopolitical digital landscape with unprecedented access to NSA whistleblowers and hackers like Anonymous. She both directed and executive produced Spotify’s first documentary series about locations pivotal in music history called “Music Happens Here” that won 3 Clio awards. Currently, Ilse has embarked on her first feature-length documentary following the journeys and aftermath of 3 immigrants who travelled to the US via the migrant caravan.