JENNIFER GRAUSMAN | Director & Producer
Jennifer Grausman directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary Art and Craft (2014), which was acquired by Oscilloscope and released in theaters in 50 US cities. The film was shortlisted for the Academy Awards and was winner of the National Board of Review Top 5 Documentaries. Art and Craft opened theatrically across the country, as well as in France and Japan, and was broadcast on PBS via POV. Previously she directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary Pressure Cooker (2008), which was executive produced by Participant Media and garnered awards from festivals across the country before opening theatrically and being broadcast on BET.
Grausman is currently directing and producing a documentary about a female private investigator and is a consulting producer on the feature documentary, Instant Life, that explores the stranger-than-fiction story behind the Amazing Life Sea Monkeys novelty toy. Previously, she was a consulting producer on Halston (2019), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and she co-produced the narrative feature film 3 Backyards (2009), which won Best Director at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She also produced several short films. Grausman’s work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute, Catapult Film Fund, the Jerome Foundation, Candescent Films, and the New York State Council on the Arts, among other institutions
In addition, Grausman acted as co-director of the Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket, MA from 2010 to 2012. Prior to receiving her MFA from the film program at Columbia University, she was the manager of exhibition and film funding at The Museum of Modern Art. She earned her BA in art history at Duke University.