Denise Zmekhol

Berkeley, California, United States


Denise Zmekhol's international career as a producer and director spans the globe from Brazil, Europe, Africa and Asia to the United States. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay area, award-winning producer-director Zmekhol has produced projects for non-profits, outreach videos, feature length documentaries, and public television programs, and her own independent productions including her award-winning feature documentary, Children of the Amazon. Her directing career emphasizes humor, passion, empathy, attention to detail, simplicity, clarity, and elegance. Her work has been recognized for a strong visual style, story-telling orientation combined with her ability to collaborate with people in four languages — English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.