Nancy Schiesari

Director, Tattoed Under Fire

Nancy is an experienced director, producer and cinematographer of broadcast documentaries and award-winning independent films. She is currently working on Canine Soldiers, a 3D documentary film about Military Working Dogs and their handlers.. Her most recent project, Cactus Jack: FDR’s Reluctant Vice President will be shownt on PBS in the Autumn of  2015.  Her previous documentary, Tattooed Under Fire, aired nationwide on PBS in 2009 and 2010. Hansel Mieth-Vagabond Photographer premiered on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2003, and on the Australian Broadcast Corporation in 2004. She also directed History Man, a half hour profile on Martin Scorsese for BBC 4. Nancy also comes with twenty years experience as a Director of Photography of over 30 documentaries and feature films broadcast on Channel 4, BBC, ABC, National Geographic, and PBS.   She was nominated for a 2002, Television Emmy for outstanding cinematography on The Human Face, (producer John Cleese).  Nancy is a professor and teaches filmmaking and cinematography at the University of Texas at Austin.