Camilla is dedicated to telling stories that question the way we think about political and social subjects. Her directing debut COPWATCH premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017. The film was acquired by Gunpowder & Sky and received theatrical and digital release. In Europe, it premiered at the Stockholm International Film Festival. To capture COPWATCH, she shot extensively in the U.S., filming for over a year in St. Louis, Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland and New York. She produced CIRCUS OF BOOKS, executive produced by Ryan Murphy, which premiered at Tribeca 2019 and was acquired by Netflix at the festival. For FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF, she produced intensive international shoots and shepherded the film to festivals including Sheffield Doc Fest, IDFA and Slamdance. The film was nominated for the prestigious Cinema for Peace hosted during the Berlin Film Festival in 2019.
PREMIERE: TRIBECA APRIL 2017
Copwatch is Camilla's directing debut. It is a documentary feature film about a group of young men who film the police as a form of protest. It features Ramsey Orta, who filmed the death of Eric Garner and Kevin Moore, who filmed the arrest of Freddie Gray. It was nominated for Best Documentary at Tribeca and the Stockholm International Film Festival. It was released by Gunpowder & Sky in October 2017 and is available on Amazon & ITunes across English-language territories.
AN EVERYDAY PROBLEM: DIRECTOR
Premiere: UNITED STATES OF WOMEN MAY 2018
An Everyday Problem is a documentary/narrative hybrid short film that addresses the problem of gun violence facing young people at a High School in South Central, Los Angeles. The film is shot on Alexa Mini and features four students. Executive Produced by Eliot Rausch, the film was made possible by The Camera Division, Breakwater Studios and NoiseFloor Post.
Freedom for the Wolf (PRODUCER)
PREMIERE: SHEFFIELD DOC FEST JUNE 2017, IDFA NOV 2017
Freedom For The Wolf is a global documentary feature film about the rise of illiberal democracy. The film follows incredible stories from India, Tunisia, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States in a context laid out by the world's most celebrated thinkers from Francis Fukuyama to Lawrence Lessig. It won the Slamdance Audience Award for Best Documentary in 2018 and has shown at over 25 film festivals around the world. It is nominated for the Most Valuable Documentary of The Year by the Cinema For Peace Foundation, awards will be announced during the Berlin Film Festival 2019.
BLACK BARBIE: A DOCUMENTARY (PRODUCER)
Black Barbie is a documentary feature film that explores the idea of beauty through the personal story of Lagueria Davis, whose aunt was instrumental in the creation of the first Black Barbie doll. The film was selected as a finalist in the Lightbox/ABFF documentary competition, was accepted to pitch at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was selected for the Sundance/WIF Finance Intensive workshop in 2018.
CIRCUS OF BOOKS (PRODUCER)
Premiere: Tribeca April 2019, ACQUIRED BY NETFLIX
Circus of Books is the story of director Rachel Mason’s parents, a conservative straight couple living a hidden life as the biggest distributors of hardcore gay porn in the United States. Charting the decades’ long struggle for LGBT rights through their iconic porn store 'Circus of Books' we hear the personal stories of those touched by these unlikely allies at a time when the stakes were life or death.
ERASING FAMILY (PRODUCER)
Through the eyes of three young women, Erasing Family exposes the consequences of “erasing” family members through the divorce courts. Twenty-two million Americans are isolated from their families but a new movement is growing to reform courts and reunite kids with their parents. Dysfunctional family dynamics collide with a system that rips families apart for financial gain. The film is directed by Ginger Gentile.