Joanna Rudnick

Joanna Rudnick is an Emmy®-nominated director and producer.

In her directorial debut In the Family (POV|PBS), produced by Kartemquin Films, she told her personal story about coming to terms with learning that she had the BRCA1 gene that greatly increases a woman’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The film was the first to cover the world of predictive genetic testing via a vérité treatment, and was screened as part of the successful effort to pass the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) as well as challenge gene patenting, a case that went to the Supreme Court.

Her producing credits include: Kartemquin Films’ Bill T. Jones: A Good Man (American Masters|PBS); Crossfire Hurricane, a documentary about the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones (HBO); and Robert Capa in Love and War (PBS,BBC) which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was the presenting film for the 2003 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series among others.

Films by Joanna Rudnick

Hard Earned 2015
Hilton & Diana Story Director
On Beauty 2014
A Good Man 2011
Prisoner of Her Past 2010
A Film by, Producer
In the Family 2008
Written, Produced and Directed by, Additional camera
At the Death House Door 2008
Kartemquin Staff
Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita 2007
Kartemquin Staff