I’m a New York based, independent producer/director of television and commercials. I have produced programs for PBS, HGTV, MTV, TLC, The Food Network, Style, WLIW and RCN. I specialize in fly-on-the-wall films; my most recent long form documentary was “Getting In... Kindergarten,” an hour that aired on TLC, about Manhattan parents struggling through the subculture of the NYC kindergarten admissions process - www.youtube.com. The film, which shadowed three families, for over a year, showcased my ability to gain access into the lives and hearts of my subjects. In all my work - whether it’s Mick Jagger talking about the Rolling Stones, an anxious parent taking her child for an IQ test, or a heart attack survivor recounting a near-death experience, I try and capture the triumphs and tragedies of my subjects with intimacy and realism.
In the summer of 2008 I felt the itch to be proactive both creatively and environmentally, and hit the city streets with my bike, a flip camera and a question “How would you make New York a Greener Apple"? Thirty, short films later, I’ve created this grassroots campaign where New Yorkers themselves tell how they would make their city of New York a “greener” place to live. Please take a bite out of A Greener Apple and visit my youtube site: www.youtube.com I hope that my man-on-the-street clips, are both educational and entertaining and ultimately will be recognized, so that, with the help of the City and/or private funding I can implement some of the fresh ideas that my subjects have envisioned and take this campaign one step further – to the streets! Here's the latest press: www.tonic.com & www.thedailygreen.com
I began my career making independent avant-garde shorts with New York artists like Keith Haring. After a long and fruitful spell at MTV’s Music Video and Artist Profile unit, I went on to document and promote artists in dance, music, and the visual arts for Channel 13’s award-winning, City Arts. My long involvement with the music scene led me to produce Listen Smart, an educational film about hearing loss within the music industry. Featuring emotional interviews with music icons like Ozzy Osbourne, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Wyclef Jean and Moby - the film is on permanent exhibition at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Presently, I am freelance producing for various cable television programs and internet sites, while in the early production/pitch stage for my next project/s.
I'm always eager to hear about new and exciting work opportunities and would like to be considered for positions at both Production Companies and Networks. The cross over to development would be something of great interest to me as well!
Pamela French has been in the industry since 1990.