Jody Hassett Sanchez

Alexandria, Virginia, United States


Jody is the President of Pointy Shoe Productions, a documentary film company with a silly name that focuses on serious subjects most of the time.

She’s just wrapping up two films related to faith and art in Europe and the Middle East and in development on PLUNDER, a doc series about the repatriation of art and icons to Africa, as well as an unnamed bio-pic about a triple threat who also was a pioneering civil rights activist.

Previous documentaries include:

REMOTELY LEARNING offers an intimate look at family dynamics and the extraordinary demands placed on women during the pandemic. Filmed almost entirely on mobile phones by moms in Texas, North Carolina and Massachusetts, the film captures who succeeds and who doesn’t when families “do school” from home. 

MORE ART UPSTAIRS - A quirky contest that's a mash up of Art Basel and American Idol attracts four blue chip artists to leave NYC's insular art world for a month in the Midwest, where the public votes to decide who wins much of $500,000 in prize money. MAU had world premiere at Hot Docs and continues to screen internationally through the American Film Showcase and stream on iTunes and Amazon Prime.

SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade about three modern day abolitionists of faith in India, Pakistan and West Africa. is still broadcast regularly outside the US.

CNN Cold War Postscript is a 24- part series on the legacy of the Cold War.

Jody previously toiled in network television. At ABC News. she covered religion, culture and education for ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings as well as filing stories for ABC Nightline. Prior to ABC News, Jody traveled the globe with CNN.

As CNN's State Department producer covering Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, she reported from Mongolia one week and a refugee camp in Macedonia the next. She was part of the CNN team that won an Emmy award for breaking news coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing and the ABC team that won an Emmy for 9/11 coverage.