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John Feldman

Filmmaker

Feldman (1954) is a highly original and critically acclaimed filmmaker. His career spans over 40 years and covers a wide range of genres. His films have won numerous international awards. Through his production company, Hummingbird Films, he is currently focusing on documentaries in the arts and sciences. Feldman believes strongly in the power of film to motivate, educate and inspire change.

He has a BA in Biology from the University of Chicago and is a keen naturalist. He met Lynn Margulis when he was making his documentary EVO: Ten Questions Everyone Should Ask about Evolution (2011), for which he won the CINE Golden Eagle Award. His most recent documentary is Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution.

His independent dramatic feature films include the pioneering digital video production Who the Hell is Bobby Roos? (2002), for which he received the New American Cinema Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, Dead Funny (1995) and Alligator Eyes (1990), awarded Youth Jury Prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Update: 21 May 2021