A Peabody-award winning director and producer, Senain is a director of several feature and short films, including the three-time Emmy-nominated feature documentary THE DIPLOMAT (ESPN), and the award-winning PROJECT KASHMIR (PBS/Independent Lens). She created, wrote and directed the comedic PBS docuweb series DIVAS OF KARACHI and directed virtual reality films with Here Be Dragons (formerly Vrse) for Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Save the Children, and most recently The Annenberg Center for Photography.
Her films have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), The Human Rights Watch Film Festival (NY and London) as well as several other prestigious films festivals around the world.
Senain is a three-time Sundance Fellow, a two-time Tribeca All Access Fellow and the recipient of a Rockefeller/Media Arts Fellow. Her films have received funding from Sundance, Cinereach, Fledgling Fund, ITVS, Catapult, CAAM and Tribeca Institute. Senain has served on panels and juries at Sundance, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, ITVS, CAAM, Film Independent, Docuweeks, and the International Documentary Association and has mentored filmmakers at the Firelight Filmmakers Labs.
Senain also very proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association.
Over the course of a two decade career, Jonathon Ker has distinguished himself as a career-builder with a keen eye for talent and a steadfast reputation for producing top-tier commercial film production. Jonathon's diverse and impressive resume includes commercials, films, music videos and experimental content, many produced in conjunction with some of the most respected directorial talents in the business.
Ker's most visible Long Form work includes the documentary I JUST WASN'T MADE FOR THESE TIMES, directed by Grammy winning music producer Don Was, which chronicled the musical genius of legend Brian Wilson; the HBO original film ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, written by Walter Mosley, directed by Michael Apted, and starring Laurence Fishburne; the VH1 film series aptly named THE COPPOLA SERIES after Executive Producer and mentor Francis Ford Coppola, which included a stop motion adaptation of William Burroughs spoken word piece A JUNKY CHRISTMAS. All these works received countless awards and garnered widespread acclaim.
More recently Ker produced the documentary feature BUFFALO GIRLS, which follows two 8-year-old girls in Thailand that compete in Muay Thai boxing to support their families. The film premiered at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival to much praise, landing a worldwide distribution deal.
Andrea Lewis began her filmmaking career while still at school at Indiana University when she associate produced the Emmy award-winning documentary MEDORA, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart. Her film school thesis, A HOUSE, A LIFE, went on to premiere on PBS's prestigious Independent Lens series in 2011. After college, Andrea moved to Los Angeles and worked with Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick on their Oscar-nominated film, THE INVISIBLE WAR. She continues to direct her own short films, including THE HOUSE OF TOM FINLAND which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, and HEARING MADGE which screened at the AFI Doc Film Festival. Most recently she produced Laura Gabberts' award-winning documentary CITY OF GOLD, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.