For more than 20 years, Marcia Jarmel has been producing and directing documentaries for PatchWorks Films, which she co-founded with husband, editor, and collaborator, Ken Schneider. She also self-distributes for PatchWorks, runs engagement campaigns and consults on other documentary projects. Current projects include: LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS a tale of virtuoso brothers separated by geopolitics but united by music, and RE:BIRTH, following a homeless mom on the path to stability. PatchWorks’ prior work: Havana Curveball, (Best Documentary, Boston and Seattle Children’s film festivals; Special Jury Prize, Olympia , Greece International Film Festival; Speaking In Tongues (ITVS, CAAM, LPB, PBS) , Born in the U.S. (ITVS, Independent Lens); The Return of Sarah’s Daughters, (CINE Golden Eagle, Gold Apple, international public television, American Cinematheque, International Documentary Film Festival, Women in the Director’s Chair); The F Word, (AFI’s VideoFest, BAM) and, Collateral Damage, ( Underground Zero: Filmmakers Respond to 9/11).
Marcia was consultant to Academy Award nominee LAST DAY OF FREEDOM, consulting producer on HBO’s Emmy-nominated 50 CHILDREN, and IFP Mentor to THE LAST SEASON. She was a resident at Working Films’ Content+Intent at Mass MoCa, Fledgling Fund’s Reel Education and Reel Impact , the San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse, the Kopkind Colony, and twice a BAVC MediaMaker.www.patchworksfilms.net