Join us to listen to Lorie Conway!
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Lorie Conway is an independent film producer and director for Boston Film & Video LLC, a company she founded in 2000. Recent projects include two series for Netflix working with a team of Israeli filmmakers, and a dramatic series for HBO with a British director, partly based on a film and book she produced about the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital.
Conway has produced for all of Boston’s commercial networks and WGBH/PBS, producing news magazine, and non-fiction narrative, long-form films. For 12 years she was a staff producer for CHRONICLE on WCVB.
As a filmmaker, Conway looks for stories that build connection, inspire, activate, and perhaps make a difference. Her work has been awarded the Peabody, Columbia University DuPont, Iris, Cable Ace, and Harvard’s Nieman Fellowship in Journalism.
Some of the film’s she has directed include Beatrice Mtetwa, and the Rule of Law, about the courageous human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe (https://vimeo.com/58496261), Forgotten Ellis Island, the documentary film and companion book she wrote about the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital (https://youtu.be/r-ZW2UwWg8s), Undaunted, Chasing History at the Boston Marathon, a film about the comeback of one unique runner and the city of Boston activating against terrorism (https://vimeo.com/172143265) and The Incredible Story of Bill Pinkney, a Peabody Award winning documentary about the first Black man of any nation to sail solo around the globe, with thousands of students following his inspiring journey (https://vimeo.com/444662476).
Recently, Conway produced a short video based on Carl Sagan’s essay, “Pale Blue Dot,” with voices from around the world reading the words of the iconic astronomer (https://vimeo.com/407558175) — she wanted to find a way to honor the caregivers on the frontlines of the pandemic, while also saying that we’re all in this together.
Current projects in development include pitching Captain Pinkney’s story as a feature film or tv series to a cable or streaming company; and working with a team of South African filmmakers, Conway is serving as Executive Producer on a film connecting youth in South Africa to Mandela’s inspiring message of hope and activism, as more and more young people are leaving the country as it continues to struggle with racial inequities.
Conway’s board work includes the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Associates of the Boston Public Library. She is also a long-standing member of the Filmmakers Collaborative, which serves as a 501c-3 for many of the independent film projects she produces and directs.