Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee

Untitled Stasi Documentary

Director(s):
Jamie Coughlin, Gabriel Silverman
Producer(s):
Jamie Coughlin, Gabriel Silverman

Imagine: A single file containing the most intimate details of your past, compiled by your own government which coerced your friends, family and neighbors to spy on you. STASI examines former East Germany’s information gathering police state through the eyes of those who are now confronting their past by opening and investigating their files on camera for the first time. 


Jamie Coughlin, Director/Producer

Coughlin is a journalist and creative producer. She is the recipient of a White House News Photographers Award for Best Documentary, was nominated for an Emmy, and is a RIAS fellow. TransMilitary, Coughlin’s feature debut which she produced and wrote, premiered at SXSW 2018, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary and received critical acclaim. Coughlin was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch list by The Independent. Her films have received funding from the International Documentary Association, The Rogovy Foundation, the GLAAD Media Institute, the Frameline Completion Fund, and many others. She and Silverman started SideXSide Studios 2015 after Coughlin left USA Today. She and Silverman started SideXSide Studios in 2015. This is Coughlin's directorial debut.

 

Gabriel Silverman, Director/Producer

Silverman’s debut feature, TransMilitary, premiered at SXSW 2018 where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary and received critical acclaim. Silverman was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch list by The Independent. He began his career as a journalist at The Washington Post, where he won more than a dozen awards for his reporting, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative work, a White House News Photographers Award for Best Documentary, & two Emmy nominations. Silverman is an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow, RIAS Fellow, and his projects have received funding from the International Documentary Association, The Rogovy Foundation, the GLAAD Media Institute, the Frameline Completion Fund, and many others."