About The FILMMAKERS
KATIA MAGUIRE (Director, Producer)
Katia Maguire is a New York-based director and producer. She recently produced Participant Media’s Kingdom of Shadows (SXSW, Full Frame, DOC NYC, IDFA 2015), a documentary about the lives of three witnesses to the U.S.-Mexico “drug war” that aired on PBS’ POV in the fall of 2016. She also produced The Graduates/Los Graduados, a bilingual series about Latino high school students that broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2013. Previously, Katia worked for veteran public television journalist Bill Moyers on his PBS series Moyers & Company and Bill Moyers Journal. She was a senior associate producer on Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS series about the role of women in modern conflict, and co-producer on Quest for Honor, a documentary about violence against women in Iraq that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Katia was a 2016 Impact Partners Documentary Producing Fellow and has received fellowships from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Producer's Academy, the Union Docs Collaborative Studio, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Latino Producer's Academy, and the Flaherty Film Seminar.
APRIL HAYES (Director, Producer)
April Hayes is a New York-based documentary director, producer, cinematographer and editor. She recently directed a short documentary as part of Google’s #ShowUp campaign documenting the history of Pride movements around the country, and produced Lynching In America, a multimedia documentary project with the Equal Justice Initiative on the history of lynching and racial terror in America. As a film producer, she is currently working on a feature documentary about mass incarceration and the effects of mandatory minimum drug sentences, and also has two forthcoming projects—one is a feature documentary directed by five-time Academy Award-nominated director/writer David O. Russell about the publishing industry, and the other a feature documentary directed by Martin Scorsese, airing on HBO, about the music industry and cultural landscape of the 1970s. April’s other short documentary projects include "Respond & Rebuild," about Occupy’s post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways that was featured on Democracy Now! in 2013, and directed with Katia Maguire, "God is a Garden" (2015), about an order of environmentalist nuns. April also works as an archivist, most notably managing Bob Dylan’s media archive for seven years, and working as an in-house producer for his film and video projects.