Celia Aniskovich is a New York based director and producer. Her career began in live broadcast news as an NBC Page before she transitioned into narrative and documentary filmmaking. She has directed, produced, developed and consulted on numerous US & UK projects and her films and series have been broadcast around the world. In April of 2020, How to Fix a Drug Scandal, which Aniskovich co-produced, broke the top 5 most-watched shows on Netflix three days after it premiered. In July of 2020, Fear City: New York vs the Mafia, which Aniskovich field produced, became the #1 most watched show on Netflix 24 hours after it premiered. Celia also produced the incredibly successful, Surviving Jeffrey Epstein for Lifetime. A film she recently directed about domestic violence, There’s No Winning in Murder, aired as part of Investigation Discover’s series entitled Impact of Murder. She is currently series producing a 3-part unannounced HBO Max series and directing and producing a feature length documentary for MRC Studios/Rolling Stone. Aniskovich has worked on multiple Emmy nominated television series, programs, and broadcasts.
Her most recent release is a 6-part podcast series for Wondery Originals. Based on two years of writing and reporting, Spy Affair, tells the story of alleged Russian spy, Maria Butina. Celia gained exclusive access to Maria while in prison – interviewing her both while incarcerated, and post release. The series debuted at #5 on Apple Podcasts worldwide.
As one of the most prolific documentarians in the world, Sam Pollard brings over 45 years of experience in entertainment. Director, producer and editor, Pollard began his career as an editor for feature length films for both scripted and unscripted features. Throughout his career he has been nominated for two Academy Awards for his work on When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts and Four Little Girls. He also is the winner of six (6) Primetime Emmy’s, Four (4) Peabody awards and two (2) Grammy nominations. He has produced, directed and edited documentaries for HBO, Netflix, PBS, Amazon, Discovery Networks, Showtime, and StarZ and also both domestic and international film festivals. His work with Frank Marshall, Alex Gibney, Andrew Kosgrove and Broderick Johnson on their HBO docu-series, Sinatra: All or Nothing, is one of the most watched docu-series on HBO of all time. By The People: The Election of Barack Obama for HBO along with his latest docu-series, Atlanta’s Missing & Murdered: The Lost Children, garnered some the highest rating for the network as well. He co-directed, Why We Hate, with Geeta Ghandbhir and is executive produced by Stephen Spielberg and Alex Gibney for Discovery and Amazon in 2020. Known for his cinema verite, his biopics which include but are not limited to, MAYNARD, Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Got to be Me, and August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, have had international theatrical distribution and educational curriculums distributed around the world. Pollard continues to create, share his wisdom and guide emerging talent as he is a tenured Professor at the prestigious NYU Tisch where he teaches Editorial. Pollard lives in New York City with his wife and their four children.