Film phase: Completed
Love the Sinner is a cinematic short docu-essay exploring the Evangelical roots of homophobia in the wake of the gun massacre in Orlando.
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Love the Sinner is co-directed by Jessica Devaney & Geeta Gandbhir
Jessica is a filmmaker and communications strategist hailing from central Florida. She recently produced Speed Sisters (2015), which follows an intrepid team of Palestinian women race car drivers. Jessica co-produced the Peabody Award-winning short My Neighbourhood (2012) and associate produced Budrus (2009), which won over a dozen international awards, including the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. She was a key driver of the film’s engagement strategy, which was recognized with the PUMA Impact Award (2012). She is currently producing the feature documentary and interactive game, Roll Red Roll, a true crime thriller examining sexual assault in small town America. She is a Women at Sundance Fellow and founder of the Queer Producers Collective.
Geeta Gandbhir has won two Emmy® Awards, and her films have won an Academy Award® and three Peabody Awards. Most recently, a feature documentary she produced with Perri Peltz and directed with Academy Award®-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently co-directing and co-producing a Conversation series on race with The New York Times Op-Docs, and she co-directed and edited the film, Remembering the Artist, Robert De Niro, Sr. with Perri Peltz for HBO. Her film, Which Way is the Front Line From Here? with author and Academy Award-nominated director Sebastian Junger was nominated for the 2014 News and Doc Emmy®.