Laura R Nix
Laura Nix recently directed THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014, and the Berlinale 2015. Previously she directed and produced the documentary THE LIGHT IN HER EYES about a Syrian Quran school for women that premiered at IDFA, was broadcast on the series POV on PBS, and toured the world as part of Sundance's Film Forward program. Her other feature directing credits include the fiction feature THE POLITICS OF FUR, which played in over 70 festivals internationally, and won multiple awards including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest, and the feature documentary WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT: THE STORY OF HEDWIG, for New Line Cinema. Nix also co-wrote the Emmy-nominated PBS doc CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND: THE LEGACY OF PAT BROWN. Her work has received support from the Bertha Foundation, BritDoc, Cal Humanities, COBO Fund, the Danish Film Institute, and the Sundance Documentary Fund. Based in Los Angeles, she's currently developing a documentary feature about ballroom dancers in the suburban Chinese community of San Gabriel Valley, California.