Rebecca Cammisa

Rebecca Cammisa is a two-time OSCAR®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.

Her first feature documentary film, "Sister Helen" aired on HBO, and went on to win the 2002 Sundance Film Festival's Documentary Directing Award. "Sister Helen" also received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming and an Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Film Award nomination from the Directors Guild of America.

In 2003, Rebecca founded Documentress Films, teamed up with Mr. Mudd Productions, and directed and produced the 2010 OSCAR®-nominated documentary, "Which Way Home" for which she received a Fulbright Fellowship for Filmmaking.

"Which Way Home" was nominated for a 2010 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary and received four Emmy nominations. "Which Way Home" went on to win a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize.

In 2011, Rebecca directed and produced the HBO documentary, "God is the Bigger Elvis" which received a 2012 OSCAR® nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject; a 2013 EMMY® award nomination for Outstanding Arts & Cultural Programming; and a 2012 IDA Documentary Award in the short category.

Rebecca was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Filmmaking, and began her next film "Atomic Homefront," which received numerous grants including a 2016 MacArthur Foundation Documentary Film Grant.

"Atomic Homefront" premiered on HBO in February 2018. (07/19)

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Atomic Homefront


A film by Rebecca Cammisa, 2018, 96 min., Color
ATOMIC HOMEFRONT shines an urgent and devastating light on the lasting toxic effects that nuclear waste can have on communities. The film reveals St. ...

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