Camilla Calamandrei


Public bio

Directed and produced two independent feature documentaries with broad festival runs, US broadcasts (PBS, Animal Planet, Planet Green) and extensive international distribution. First short form documentary “At Arm’s Length” premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 1990. Began career as a union camera assistant in Hollywood and worked on numerous Feature films, commercials, television series, music videos and documentaries. Had a long career in children's media as a director and producer of live action and interactive content for The Jim Henson Company, Scholastic, and LEGO. Has also been a Program Manager for the Clinton Global Initiative, and head of Public Programs for the non-profit Urban Green Council.


“The Tiger Next Door”                                                                                                  

There are more tigers in private captivity in the US than there are roaming wild in the world. Twenty-four of them live in Dennis Hill’s backyard.

·      World Premiere HOT DOCS International Film Festival Toronto, Canada 2009

·      “A great documentary” – Bill Maher

·      “Beautiful. A seamless narrative that challenges thinking adults.” – Huff Post

·      Animal Planet broadcast in all major US markets

·      Extensive international distribution in Asia, Canada and Europe


“Prisoners in Paradise”                                                                                            

A one-hour historical documentary about Italian POWs held in USA during WWII.

·      “Impressive”—VARIETY

·      Best Documentary — Rhode Island Film Festival, 2001

·      PBS broadcasts in all major US markets, International