Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven visual journalism unit that commissions filmmakers and artists with developing and ongoing stories around the globe.
Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook is a curator, writer and producer. Prior to Field of Vision, she was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival. In London, Charlotte was the Head of Film Programming at The Frontline Club. She has also worked with BBC Storyville, the Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation’s Puma Creative Catalyst Fund and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where she curated the strand Conflict | Reportage. In addition to her work at Field of Vision, Charlotte is currently a programmer at CPH:DOX.
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Kristen Fitzpatrick is the Managing Director at Field of Vision. Prior to Field of Vision, she was the Director of Acquisition & Distribution at Women Make Movies, the Production and Impact Director at A Moment in Time Productions, a board member of NewFest and a programmer at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn. Kristen is also a JustFilms Rockwood Fellow.
Development & Artist Support Associate
Sarah Choi is the Development & Artist Support Associate at Field of Vision. She supports the development and production of short and feature-length Field of Vision films, and provides support to all artists we work with. Prior to joining FOV, Sarah was an Executive Assistant at HBO and an editorial intern at Indiewire and Tribeca Film.
Post Production Manager
Shakira is the Post Production Manager at Field of Vision. Prior to FOV, they were Post Manager for VICE Media Group’s video marketing team. They were also previously a Post Coordinator for VICELAND and a grad student at Pace University.
Josh Begley is a data artist and app developer based in Brooklyn. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
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IF/Then Co-Director Caitlin Mae Burke is an an Emmy-winning producer. Her films have screened and won awards at top tier festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, and Tribeca Film Festival and have been broadcast across the US and around the world. Her work has screened at MoMa, The Museum of the Moving Image, and in movie theaters internationally. She is an inaugural inductee to DOC NYC's "40 Under 40" and alumna of Berlinale Talents.
Merrill Sterritt is the Co-Director of IF/Then Shorts. Merrill is a Burmese-American field-builder and filmmaker advocate with 15 years of experience supporting artists. Previously as the Head of Alliances and Cultural Engagement at Cinereach, Merrill expanded Cinereach’s impact by developing methods of support for regional and community-focused film organizations and collectives. In 2010 Merrill co-founded Film Presence where they led theatrical outreach campaigns to connect films with crucial audiences outside the arthouse bubble. They also worked in post-production and managed the Production Assistance Program at Women Make Movies. Merrill was named as one of DOCNYC's inaugural New Leaders cohort and is a 2022 Rockwood Documentary Leaders Fellow.
Co-Creator & Executive Producer (2016-2019)
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker and journalist. Her film CITIZENFOUR won an Oscar for best documentary, as well as awards from BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Directors Guild of America. The first film in her post-9/11 trilogy, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Oscar. The second film, The Oath, was nominated for two Emmys. Her reporting on NSA surveillance received the George Polk Award for National Security journalism, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Her most recent film, Risk premiered at the Cannes film festival in May 2016. She recently exhibited her first solo museum show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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