Fenell Doremus has worked in documentary film since graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Sociology. She began her career as an Assistant Editor on the award-winning Hoop Dreams. She went on to serve as staff Producer at Kartemquin Films for the next eight years. While at Kartmequin, Doremus was Segment Producer and a Segment Editor (Palestinian story) of The New Americans. Hailed as "Totally engrossing...filled with many unexpected riches..." by The New York Times, the series was nationally broadcast on PBS in 2004 and won multiple awards at festivals worldwide.
She has Produced and Edited segments for the Emmy Award winning regional PBS series ArtBeat. In 2001 ArtBeat aired a show devoted entirely to A Year On Teen Street, her documentary following a teen theater group for a year. She has worked as field producer and coordinating producer for Hedrick Smith Productions (PBS series Seeking Solutions), Kartemquin Films (5 Girls, 2001 PBS), and The Kindling Group (The Calling, 2011 PBS).
Doremus is currently Co-producing Cooked, directed by acclaimed Peabody award-winner, Judith Helfand. The feature-length documentary, a precautionary tale about heat, poverty and the politics of disaster, is slated to air on PBS' Independent Lens series in 2014.
Films by Fenell Doremus
- Cooked: Survival by Zip Code 2018
- Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 2016
- In the Game 2015
- The New Americans 2003
- Palestinian Story Directors/Producers
- 5 Girls 2001
- Associate Producer, Sound
- Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries 1994
- Production Associates
- Hoop Dreams 1994
- Post Production Coordinator