Cecilia Peck

Santa Monica, California, United States


Cecilia Peck Cecilia Peck directed and produced, with Barbara Kopple, the documentary Shut Up & Sing, which chronicles the backlash against the Dixie Chicks after their criticism of George Bush prior to the invasion of Iraq. The film won the Jury Prize at the Toronto Film Festival and Chicago Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Sydney, Aspen, and Woodstock Film Festivals, the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Documentary, the San Diego Film Critics Award for Best Documentary, the Courage in Film Award from the Women Film Critics Circle, the Wyatt Award from the Southeastern Film Critics Circle, was nominated for a Broadcast Critics Award as well as a National Film Critics Award, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards. Cecilia’s documentary credits as producer include A Conversation with Gregory Peck, a Special Selection in the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, as well as a special presentation for TCM and PBS American Masters, and Once Upon A Time in the Hamptons, a four hour documentary series for ABC primetime, both directed by Barbara Kopple. She produced and directed Justice For All, an examination of the capital punishment system, which was awarded the Silver Gavel Award. She was Associate Producer on Defending Our Daughters, a non-fiction film about women’s human rights for Lifetime Television, which was honored with the Voices of Courage Award by the Women’s Refugee Committee. As an actress, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in “The Portrait”. Other film credits include leading roles in “Torn Apart”, “Ambition”, and “All My Husbands”. On Broadway she starred in “Sleight of Hand”, and appeared off-Broadway in David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”, in “Fresh Horses” at the WPA, as well as numerous productions at Ensemble Studio Theatre. She also studied with Martha Graham and performed in “American Document,” the last ballet choreographed by Miss Graham. She has been contributing editor at Premiere Magazine, French edition, and Moving Pictures Magazine, and has served on the jury of Aspen Shortsfest and the Cognac Film Festival. She is currently directing and producing a documentary on the subject or rape. ( In pre-production is a project looking at alternatives to gang life for the children of south central Los Angeles, with Los Angeles lawyer and civil rights advocate Connie Rice. Ms. Peck is also executive producing the HBO feature film, “An American Love Story”, which she co-wrote with husband Daniel Voll. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her husband and two young children in Los Angeles.