Charm City, Cameraperson
MARILYN NESS is a two-time Emmy, Peabody, and DuPont Award-winning filmmaker, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and works as a producer and a director.
Ness is currently producing Kirsten Johnson’s newest film Dick Johnson and a film about the opioid crisis Anonymous Sister.
Most recently, she directed Charm City which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Award – Best Documentary Feature. The film was broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens in April 2019.
Before that, she produced Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson), which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, was released by the Criterion Collection, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards; and Trapped (dir. Dawn Porter), which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, received the Jury Prize for Social Impact Filmmaking, broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens, and was awarded a Peabody.
She also produced Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s feature documentary E-Team, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and was bought by Netflix Original, and later earned two Emmy nominations.
Ness also produced Johanna Hamilton’s feature documentary 1971, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014, was broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2015, and earned an Emmy nomination.
She directed the documentary feature film Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale that broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011.