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Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Honored with Sundance Fellowship

  • By Ellen Lai
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Documentary professor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon has joined sixth annual class of Women at Sundance Fellows, following the success of her latest film “QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family.”

Women at Sundance offers a robust year-long fellowship that includes mentorship, professional coaching made possible by The Harnisch Foundation in partnership with Renee Freedman & Co, travel grants to the Sundance Film Festival to participate in curated activities, entree into branded and episodic content, and bespoke year-round support.

Filmed with verite intimacy for over a decade, QUEST is a portrait of a North Philadelphia family and the creative sanctuary offered by their home music studio from the strife that grips their neighborhood. The film made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will open theatrically in December.

Among Gordon’s other works are Emmy-nominated film “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez” and “DOCUMENTED,” the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.