A Film by Katia Maguire and April Hayes


KATIA MAGUIRE (Co-Director, Producer)

As a producer for Quiet Pictures, Katia Maguire recently produced Participant Media’s Kingdom of Shadows (SXSW, Full Frame, DocNYC, IDFA 2015) a documentary about three witnesses to the US-Mexico drug war that broadcast on PBS' POV in the fall of 2016.  She also produced The Graduates/Los Graduados, a bilingual series about Latino high school students that premiered on PBS' Independent Lens in 2013.  

Previous to her work at Quiet Pictures, Katia was a senior associate producer for Women, War & Peace, a five-part documentary series for PBS about the role of women in modern conflict.  She served as co-producer on Quest for Honor, an independent documentary about violence against women in the Kurdish region of Iraq that was short-listed for the 2010 Academy Awards and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  Katia worked with veteran and award-winning public media journalist Bill Moyers as a producer and associate producer on Moyers & Company and Bill Moyers Journal and began her career as an associate producer for PBS’ American Masters.  Katia was selected as a 2015 fellow in Impact Partners' inaugural Documentary Producers Fellowship, and has received fellowships from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Producer's Academy, the Brooklyn-based documentary arts center Union Docs, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Latino Producers Academy, and the Flaherty Film Seminar.  For her work on Home Truth, Katia was a recipient of the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, an award curated by Thom Powers and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and was nominated for the Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award.  Katia is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in Foreign Affairs and Latin American Studies, with academic work in Lima Peru, Valencia Spain, and Havana Cuba.

APRIL HAYES (Co-Director, Producer)

April Hayes is a director, producer, cinematographer and editor of long and short-form documentary. As a producer, she is currently working on a feature documentary with five-time Academy Award nominated director/writer David O. Russell, and most recently worked as Supervising Producer on a forthcoming feature documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and set to air on HBO, which explores the mid-70s as a pivotal turning point in the American music industry and cultural landscape. For seven years, April worked as the manager of Bob Dylan’s media archive, and the in-house producer for his film and video projects. She recently shot and co-directed a short documentary about feminist, environmentalist nuns called "God is a Garden," distributed as part of an Earth Day 2015 initiative of artists responding to climate change called Creative Climate. She previously directed a short documentary about Occupy's post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways that was featured on Democracy Now! in 2013. She has worked in production and post-production for PBS on various episodes of American Masters, Independent Lens and Great Performances. She is a recipient of the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, an award curated by Thom Powers and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, for her work on Home Truth, and was nominated for the Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award. As a filmmaker and writer, April has worked with or interviewed artists, directors and musicians including Werner Herzog, John Waters, DA Pennebaker, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Who, Annie Leibovitz, Martin Scorsese, George Stoney, Nick Cave, Lena Dunham, Joan Baez, and T-Bone Burnett.  April is an alumni of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production, with a specialization in documentary and ethnographic film, and special program work in Dublin, Ireland.