Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio have been partners in Naked Eye Productions Ltd. since 1988. Their critically acclaimed work has been screened at museums, film festivals, educational institutions, community organizations, and broadcast, in countries throughout the world.
Their films include "Girls Like Us", which has garnered a number of top honors including a National Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural Program and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. Produced for the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and developed at the American Film Institute's Writers Workshop, the film was broadcast nationally on PBS's prime time documentary series P.O.V. and foreign television.
Wagner and DiFeliciantonio's "Two Or Three Things But Nothing For Sure", an impressionistic short film on author Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina), was broadcast nationally on PBS's P.O.V. in August, 1998. Produced for Channel 4 UK, the film premiered in the U.S. at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and has been honored with such awards as the Grand Jury Prize at the Aspen Short Film Festival and the Silver Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
They recently completed "Walk This Way", a documentary special on understanding diversity and appreciating difference. First Place winner at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, the film was originally broadcast as part of USA Network's Erase The Hate Campaign. They also completed working as Editor and Co-Producer on the HBO documentary special "Reno Finds Her Mom", executive produced by Lily Tomlin.
Other collaborations include: "Culture Wars", a program in the series "The Question of Equality", which was broadcast on PBS and British television (DiFeliciantonio was also a Series Consulting Producer); "Una Donna", which was aired as part of NPR's multi-cultural series "Legacies: Tales From America"; and co-producing the award-winning "Twinsburg, OH: Some Kind of Weird Twin Thing", which was broadcast on PBS and foreign television.
In addition to their own films, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner have worked on dozens of documentaries as cinematographer and sound recordist, including Pam Walton's "Family Values" and Marcia Jarmel's "The Return of Sarah's Daughters".
Their upcoming films include "Silent Voices", a historical documentary on the marginalization of women and independent filmmakers during cinema's silent era, which was recently awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship.
TINA DiFELICIANTONIO is the National Emmy Award-winning producer/director of "Living With AIDS", which was broadcast on PBS and foreign television. Since 1991, when DiFeliciantonio was honored with the Mark Silverman/Sundance Institute's New Producers Fellowship, she has worked on a variety of feature films, including: Mira Nair's "Kama Sutra"; HBO's "Truman" and "Citizen Cohn"; Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia"; and the critically acclaimed independent feature "My New Gun." She was also an Associate Producer on MTV's "Red, Hot & Dance." DiFeliciantonio is a board member and founder of the non- profit Independent Filmworks Inc. She holds a B.S. in Humanities and a B.S. in Business Administration, and, is a graduate of Stanford University with an M.A. in Communication.
JANE C. WAGNER's work includes: "Tom's Flesh", winner of the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Award for Achievement in Short Filmmaking, which was aired on the Sundance Channel and British television; the award-winning "Hearts & Quarks"; and "Women, Children & AIDS". In 1994 Wagner received a Telly Award for her show-piece trailer/television ad for The San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. She was the Associate Producer on the hour-long historical documentary "Maxine Sullivan: Something To Remember Me By", co-produced by France's LaSept and Britain's Channel 4. Wagner is an Advisory Board member for New York City's The New Festival. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, with a B.Sc. in Economics and an M.Sc. in Political Sociology, and, Stanford University, with an M.A. in Communication. (09/09)
Girls Like Us
A film by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio, 1997, 57 min., Color
An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt, and testify in this vibrant, affecting portrait of teenage girls' experiences of...
2 Or 3 Things But Nothing for Sure
A film by Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, 1997, 12 min., Color
Acclaimed author Dorothy Allison (BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA) is profiled in this moving, inspiring film. Combining poetic imagery with powerful readings...