Filmmakers

CURT FISSEL (DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/EDITOR) began his career
as a news cameraman with an NBC affiliate station, then moved to NJN (PBS) where he
became Chief Photographer and Manager of News and Documentary Staff. Credits at NJN
include cinematography, editing and producing on over 20 documentaries that garnered him
the Cine Golden Eagle, NATAS nominations for Individual Achievement in Photography and
Outstanding Historical Documentary, and an Associated Press Outstanding Documentary
award. For the past 12 years he has been working with Ellen, directing, photographing and
editing seven documentaries for national PBS audiences and an eighth documentary currently
on the film festival circuit which has already received awards for “Best Documentary” and
“Best Short Documentary.” Curt and Ellen also own a corporate video production business
called Voices & Visions Productions.