Season 1, Bonus Episode 6

Bonus Episode: Documentary Dynamo Dawn Porter

In this bonus episode of Storylines, we hear from award-winning documentary producer Dawn Porter, known for films like Spies of Mississippi and Gideon’s Army

One of Dawn’s most recent projects is the critically-acclaimed four-hour Netflix original series Bobby Kennedy for President, which was released in 2018 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

And Dawn is currently directing and executive producing an Apple TV multi-part documentary series with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry that focuses on mental illness and wellbeing. Her most recent film, John Lewis: Good Trouble, documents 60 years of civil rights activist John Lewis’ life.

Here’s part of her interview from the NYWIFT podcast Women Crush Wednesdays, hosted by Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick.

In this episode:

We hear one of Dawn’s tips for starting out in the industry, the power of film, and the importance of finding your own style.



Executive Producers: Elise Graham, Ava Karvonen, Samantha Quantz, Theresa Wynnyk; Senior Producer: Sheena Rossiter; Associate Producer: Shayna Giles; Host: Sheena Rossiter; Audio Technician: Sheena Rossiter; Social Media Coordinator: Shayna Giles; Original Storylines theme composed by Aaron Macri and Laura Raboud. Produced with support from Alberta’s Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Special thanks to FAVA for it’s support in this production.

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