D A PENNEBAKER and CHRIS HEGEDUS form one of the most respected and unique teams of documentary filmmakers working today. Known for their unintrusive, cinema verite style of filmmaking, they follow their subjects using handheld cameras and available light with minimal interruption. The result is a candid portrait of a real-life drama in which the characters determine the action.
Pennebaker and Hegedus' films have earned numerous awards, including the D.W. Griffith Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award nomination for THE WAR ROOM. ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY, co-directed with Nick Doob, received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. STARTUP.COM won Hegedus the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. Their films have been perennially screened at theaters and festivals across the globe.