Director

Peter Friedman, Jean-François Brunet

Peter Friedman 

Peter Friedman did his undergraduate work at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, where his thesis film received an Academy Award nomination. He then studied screenwriting and directing at Columbia University. After that he edited a variety of independent films and television shows and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Documentary Editing. He lives in Paris and New York City.


FILMOGRAPHY

2011 – Poor Consuelo Conquers the World (Documentary)
2004 – Mana: Beyond Belief (Documentary)
2002 – The Big Picture (Documentary)
1997 – Death by Design: Where Parallel World Meet (Documentary)
1995 – Une mort programmée (Documentary)
1993 – Silverlake Life: The View from Here (Documentary)
1991 – Fighting in Southwest Louisiana: Gay Life in Rural America (Short Documentary)
1985 – The Wizard of the Strings (Short Documentary)

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Jean-François Brunet

Jean-François Brunet has been Peter Friedman’s life-partner since 1988. When he’s not dabbling in documentary filmmaking, taking photographs, painting watercolors or gardening, he directs a team of research scientists in Paris. They study how gene activity in embryos choreographs the process by which single-celled eggs develop into babies. This produces insight into how genes work, and also reveals clues to their history over evolutionary time.


FILMOGRAPHY

1997 – Death by Design: Where Parallel World Meet (Documentary)
1995 – Une mort programmée (Documentary)
1991 – Fighting in Southwest Louisiana: Gay Life in Rural America (Short Documentary)