Jody Hassett Sanchez
Jody is the President of Pointy Shoe Productions, a documentary film company with a silly name that focuses on serious subjects sometimes. She's touring now with MORE ART UPSTAIRS (2017) which explores happens when art world pretensions are stripped away and everyday folks get a chance to engage with contemporary art. MORE ART UPSTAIRS follows four talented East Coast artists as they travel to the midwest to compete in ArtPrize, where there's half a million dollars in prize money.
She's in preproduction on two other films and will have more on them when they are a bit farther down the road!
SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slavery (2010) has been broadcast in more than 40 countries and continues to screen around the world. PSP is currently in preproduction on four films: They range from a doc about a radically open art competition where aesthetics and populism collice, a film about the Cape Baseball League and to a look at death bed confessions and conversions. Before making documentary films, Jody spent 17 years in network television, most recently at ABC News. Jody 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 the 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 also 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. A native Cape Codder, Jody lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband George Sanchez, a talented photographer and her squirmy son Sebastian Beck Sanchez. Jodyâ€™s first job was as a roller-skating turkey on the Cape.