David Felix Sutcliffe


Public bio

David Felix Sutcliffe is an independent documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of national security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. In July 2013, he was selected for Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film." His work as a filmmaker has been supported by artist grants from the BBC, the NEA, the Tribeca Film Institute, and ITVS. His first film, ADAMA, was broadcast on PBS World in November 2011, and featured the story of a 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem who was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of being a "potential suicide bomber." He is currently working on his second feature-length documentary, (T)ERROR, which captures the unraveling of an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, and the dramatic aftermath that occurs when the target of the investigation realizes that a government informant is setting him up.