Burden of Proof

Decades after his sister disappeared, a brother is determined to find the truth no matter the cost.

About The Team

Cynthia Hill is a Durham, NC-based filmmaker known for crafting story-driven and visually-rich documentaries. Hailing from Pink Hill, a rural crossroad in eastern North Carolina, Cynthia is co-creator and director of PBS’ Peabody and Emmy Award winning documentary series A Chef's Life which won the inaugural Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program in 2018. In addition, Cynthia received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel program. The series received the 2016 James Beard Award for Outstanding Personality/Host. Cynthia's previous documentary work includes Road to Race Day, a NASCAR documentary series executive produced by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) which premiered on go90, and Private Violence, which debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, premiered on HBO, and garnered Cynthia an Emmy nomination. Hill has lectured at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and is the co-founder of the Southern Documentary Fund, a nonprofit organization established to support place-based storytelling.

Christine Delp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and sociologist. Her co-directorial debut SANTUARIO (PBS, Al Jazeera) won Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/THEN pitch, was presented with the Women in Film Los Angeles Finishing Fund grant at the Sundance Film Festival, received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the New Orleans Film Festival, and played at festivals around the country. She is producing the four-part documentary series BURDEN OF PROOF (dir. Cynthia Hill), which is in production with HBO Documentaries, as well as the documentary features MAGIC & MONSTERS (dir. Norah Shapiro) and QUERIDA (dir. Pilar Timpane). Christine was associate producer of the Emmy, Peabody, and James Beard-winning series A CHEF’S LIFE (PBS), as well as ROAD TO RACE DAY (Verizon go90/Complex Networks). Christine is a New Orleans Film Society Southern Producers Lab fellow, a Producers Guild of America CREATE fellow, and a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where she holds a National Science Foundation fellowship.

Andrea Weigl is an award-winning journalist, cookbook author and television and film producer. She spent 20 years working for newspapers in North and South Carolina, ending her print journalism career as the assistant features editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh. She was a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Local Impact award in 2017. She spent the last five years working as a producer for Markay Media on such projects as the PBS shows, "A Chef's Life," and "Somewhere South," a two-part documentary for HBO Max about the late actress Brittany Murphy, and a four-part documentary for HBO that is slated for broadcast is early 2023. She also works as a publicist and social media manager in the hospitality space in North and South Carolina.

Status
Post Production
Type
Documentary
Year
TBD
Director
Cynthia Hill
Producer
Christine Delp, Cynthia Hill, Andrea Weigl
Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook

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