BIOGRAPHY

Linda Feferman writes, directs and produces science and entertainment programs, web content and edits manuscripts. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and Sundance award-winning filmmaker.

Currently, she is in the process of making her second feature film Cornered.

Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Roos produced her feature film, Seven Minutes In Heaven, starring Jennifer Connelly, for Zoetrope and Warner Brothers Studios. Seven Minutes won a Sundance audience award for Best Youth Comedy.

Feferman produced and directed the GRAMMY nominated music video album, Where’d You Hide the Body, for Columbia recording artist James McMurtry; the award winning short, Who Ordered Tax? a documentary on Jackie Bright, an aging comedian struggling to make his last appearance; and Elizabeth Swados: The Girl with the Incredible Feeling on the renowned theater composer, director, and writer.

She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and Women in Film.

Feferman also enjoys a parallel career of writing, producing and directing PBS science documentaries. She was nominated for an EMMY for her episode of The Astronomers, which dealt with gravity waves, a corollary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

Also in science, she directed and produced the 2-hour Timothy Ferris national PBS series, Life Beyond Earth; a season of the PBS talk show, Closer To Truth, a 15-part series that brings together leading scientists, scholars and artists to debate the latest discoveries and their impact on the human condition; and segments for Wired Science, a collaborative series between PBS and Wired magazine.

Feferman moved to Santa Fe in the early 90’s to make films about the science of complex adaptive systems when a father of complexity science, Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann, invited her to make a film about the Santa Fe Institute. She supplied content and design plans for the Closer To Truth website, for the PBS website, Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State, and a home page video for the MIT/Harvard Image and Meaning symposium.

She edited a mystery novel, The Most Dangerous Summer, by Professor Barbara J. Nelson of the UCLA School of Public Affairs.  She also edited celebrity hairdresser Carrie White’s memoir, Uppercut, published by Simon & Schuster in September, 2011.

She has received 25 grants and fellowships throughout her career, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship to live and work in Japan. Billboard Magazine lauded her educational short, Missing: What to Do if Your Child Disappears as  “an imperative video that succeeds brilliantly.”

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