ABOUT US

We’re a women-led organization, and we produce and fund powerful documentaries that shift perspectives.

Nominations & Awards

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL
THE TRIALS OF SPRING

Our Work


Founded in 2007 by Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker, Fork Films began with the feature film Pray the Devil Back to Hell, followed by Emmy-winning The Armor of Light, The Trials of Spring, and the five-part PBS series Women, War & Peace. In addition to its original productions, Fork has funded over 100 documentary films including Cameraperson, Trapped, 1971, Hot Girls Wanted, and the Academy Award®-nominated films Strong Island, The Square, Sun Come Up and The Invisible War. Fork Films is committed to promoting peace, lifting marginalized voices, and building bridges across divided communities. In partnership with our sister organization Peace is Loud, we enrich every project we make with lasting impact campaigns.

Our Mission


We tell stories that disarm, illuminate, and spark conversation. Fork Films produces and supports change-driven nonfiction media that make an important social contribution, often with women at the center. We place a particular emphasis on subjects that have been overlooked, people who have been underestimated, and stories that have been left out of the mainstream conversation.

Our Team


ABIGAIL E. DISNEY

President, CEO

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist, activist, and the Emmy-winning director of The Armor of Light. As president and CEO of the documentary production company Fork Films, she produced the groundbreaking Pray the Devil Back to Hell and co-created the subsequent PBS series Women, War & Peace. She is also the Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company focused on systemic change through creative excellence. The companies and stories that have most meaning for Abigail are the ones which foster human understanding. She has executive produced and supported over 100 projects through Fork Films’ funding program and created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements, focusing on women’s rights and gender justice.

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GINI RETICKER

Chief Creative Officer

Gini Reticker, director of The Trials of Spring, is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, an executive producer of Women, War and Peace II, and a producer of Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs. Throughout her career, Reticker has been a passionate advocate for women’s rights with a focus on enabling the worlds’ unsung heroines to tell their stories. She has created numerous films, directing the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the Emmy-winning Ladies First, and producing the Oscar-nominated Asylum. Reticker co-founded Fork Films, serving as executive producer on numerous projects including The Armor of Light, Cameraperson, and Hot Girls Wanted.

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KELLY BACHMAN

Office Production Coordinator

Before joining Fork Films, Kelly Bachman worked freelance in New York as a production coordinator, associate producer, researcher and crowdfunding/marketing coordinator for three years. Kelly contributed to feature films such as Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story (dir. James Lester), Wildlike (dir. Frank Hall Green), Remittance (dir. Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly) and Lyle (dir. Stewart Thorndike). Kelly also writes, produces, directs and edits her own independent films and sketches. Her debut short film premiered at the L.A. Shorts International Film Festival in 2017. Additionally, Kelly is a founder of two film organizations, Women Independent Producers, a network of women producers, and Curve Filmmakers, a collective of emerging filmmakers. When Kelly is not making films, she can usually be found producing and performing live comedy in New York.

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HOPE CARMICHAEL

Digital Media & Communications Coordinator

As the digital media and communications coordinator at Fork Films, Hope promotes Fork Films’ brand, mission, projects and team by implementing both internal and external communications efforts, handling all of Fork Films’ social and online channels. Prior to joining Fork, Hope worked as a production freelancer with various television shows, most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a degree in film, english and gender and women studies and worked with several campus publications, both as a writer and as a multimedia producer. Outside of work, Hope spends her time writing and producing sketch comedy and taking too many photos of her foster dogs.

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AMEENA DIN

Director of Finance & Accounting

Ameena is the director of finance and accounting at Fork Films. In this role, Ameena works closely with the VP of operations, the head of production, and the entire Fork Films team and external business office to oversee the fiscal management of the company and its productions. Prior to joining Fork Films in October 2014, Ameena worked with several notable media-related companies in New York City and Los Angeles, including CBS, Paramount Pictures, and Comedy Central. She continues to consult for a variety of Netflix projects, Conde Nast Entertainment, ITVS, and more. Ameena holds a bachelor’s of science in finance from the University of Southern California. She currently resides in New York with her husband and daughter, enjoys racing cars, and travels extensively in her free time.

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SARAH FEUQUAY

Director of Operations

Sarah Feuquay leads operations functions and strategies at Fork Films. She has over ten years of production experience working across a diversity of projects, from indie narrative features to primetime ABC News specials, functioning in multiple roles including production coordinating, logistics, research, licensing, post-production, distribution, development and grant writing. In addition, Sarah has worked both front- and back-of-house positions at film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Rooftop Films and DOC NYC. She holds a master’s degree in film studies from Emory University and a bachelor’s in film production from Hunter College.

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KATHLEEN HUGHES

Director of Creative Content

Director, producer and writer, Kathleen Hughes leads the development of Fork’s upcoming multi-part documentary series examining peace and peace building from all angles. Kathleen has been in the business for more than 30 years, telling award-winning stories in all mediums, seemingly on all subjects. She most recently produced and co-directed The Armor of Light with Abigail Disney. For Fork, Kathleen has directed Would Jesus Wear A Sidearm?, a New York Times Op-Doc and On Account of Sex, a New York Times Retro Report about the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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AIDEEN KANE

VP of Production

As vice president of production at Fork Films, Aideen oversees all Fork Films productions from development through delivery. Over the course of her career, she has worked on a number of Emmy-winning and Emmy-nominated documentaries, including: The Armor of Light (dir. Abigail Disney & Kathleen Hughes), The Trials of Spring (dir. Gini Reticker), The Awful Truth (dir. Michael Moore), Face to Face: The Schappell Twins (dir. Ellen Weissbrod), and Voices of the Children (dir. Zuzana Justman). In Ireland, Aideen produced several award-winning documentaries and short films, as well as the international theatrical hit Alone it Stands.

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JULI S. KOBAYASHI

VP of Operations

As the vice president of operations, Juli S. Kobayashi ensures that Fork Films' talented team members and internal systems are working as smoothly as possible to support the company's mission and projects. Juli is Fork's longest standing employee, having joined the company back in 2008 to support distribution and outreach of its first film, the widely-acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Prior to joining Fork, Juli held a wide range of roles in independent film, broadcast and commercial production, ranging from a production assistant for live TV to a production manager and post-production supervisor. Juli is also a writer and filmmaker and holds a degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Film & TV production program.

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MOLLY O’BRIEN

Executive Producer, Special Projects

Molly provides strategic leadership for Fork Films’ new initiatives, business development, communications, and special projects. She brings with her over two decades of service to documentary filmmaking and filmmakers. Molly’s work as a filmmaker has been honored with a Primetime Emmy award and two nominations, a Cleo Award, the Academy Awards shortlist, a Sundance Institute Producing Fellowship, premier screenings at film festivals around the world, and broadcasts on more than a dozen international networks and streaming platforms. Molly has also been an advocate for the filmmaking community as the founding producer of Sundance Institute’s Catalyst Initiative, and producer of the independent filmmaker initiative, Indie Caucus. She is a mother, wife, friend, and proud Los Angeles native now happily transplanted to Brooklyn.

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ALEXIS PANCRAZI

Development Associate Producer

As development associate producer at Fork Films, Alexis Pancrazi seeks out new projects and develops stories for documentary film and nonfiction podcasts. She produced a radio documentary for BBC World Service/Sundance that aired in August 2018 entitled "How A Garden Grows," for which Robert Redford delightfully mispronounced her name in the introduction. Prior to joining Fork, she worked in television production management, most recently on the weekly show, Moyers & Company. When she's not at the office, she spends her time plotting trips to all the national parks she wants to visit, and in the meantime happily wiles away hours reading.

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LILY SPITZ

Operations Coordinator

As Operations Coordinator at Fork Films, Lily provides multi-faceted administrative support to each department. She came to Fork from Film Sprout where she started as an intern and then returned to work as their Campaign Assistant. Previously she has worked at a now defunct film distribution startup and Jane's Carousel. Lily is a graduate of Clark University where she majored in Communications. She has a reputation of scrounging for food around the office and making everyone list their favorite cookies.

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KAT VECCHIO

Director of Grantmaking

Kat is the director of grantmaking at Fork Films, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the company’s documentary grants program and serves as the primary contact for Fork Films’ supported filmmakers. Kat is also a filmmaker and writer, often exploring popular entertainment in American history. Her first film, This Is How I Roll, takes a behind-the-scenes look into the intense subculture of men’s roller derby. Her writing has appeared online at Narratively and Atlas Obscura, and she is currently working on a project about the lives of female circus performers at the turn of the century. She occasionally teaches the course “Launching Your Documentary” at Brooklyn Brainery, a community-driven, crowd-sourced educational space. Prior to joining Fork Films in 2010, Kat worked in theatre, film, television, and commercial production.

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ANGIE WANG

Chief of Staff, Abigail E. Disney

As chief of staff to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney, Angie Wang provides strategic management and operational and leadership support to Fork Films, Peace is Loud, the Daphne Foundation, and Level Forward. Angie served as the outreach director for Fork Film’s documentary film series Women, War & Peace, and as executive director of Peace is Loud. For the past 20 years, Angie has worked at the intersection of advocacy, culture change and social movements, lifting the stories of people and communities as public platforms for justice, equity and peace. Before joining Disney in 2011, Angie worked in leadership positions at The New York Women’s Foundation and the September 11th Fund. Prior to her work in grantmaking, Angie was working in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse at Safe Horizon, where she worked in a variety of direct-service, advocacy and management roles. Angie got her start in social justice as a tenant organizer in Northern California. Angie is an executive producer of Bei Bei, a documentary about a Chinese immigrant in Indianapolis fighting feticide and first degree murder charges.

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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 22, 2017.

1. Introduction and Overview.

  1. Introduction and Overview.  This Privacy Policy describes how Fork Films LLC (“Fork Films,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you and applies to your use of any online service location that posts a link to this Privacy Policy and all features, content, and other services that we own, control and make available through such online service location (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to our information collection activities outside of the Service (unless otherwise stated below or at the time of collection).By using the Service, you agree to our
    Terms of Use
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  2. Information Collection.

    A. Information You Provide.

    We and our Service Providers (defined below) may collect information you provide directly via the Service. For example, we collect information when you sign-up for our mailing lists, purchase or view our content, or otherwise communicate or transact with us through the Service.The information we collect may include Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally (whether alone or in combination), such as your first and last name, e-mail address, and postal address. You may choose to voluntarily submit certain other information to us through the Service, including Personal Information, but you are solely responsible for your own Personal Information in instances where we have not requested that you submit such information to us.Where you purchase content through the Service, we use a Third Party Service (defined below) to process your payment information, including
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    B. Information Collected Automatically.

    We and our Service Providers may automatically collect certain information about you when you access or use the Service (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include IP address, device identifier, browser type, operating system, data regarding network connected hardware, and information about your use of the Service. To the extent that we combine Usage Information with your Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

    The methods that may be used on the Service to collect Usage Information include:

    • Log Information: Log information is data about your use of the Service, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, which is stored in log files.
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    For further information on Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them, please see “Third Party Services, Social and Video Features, and Analytics” and “Your Choices” below.

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  3. Use of Information. We may use information about you, including your Personal Information, for any purposes consistent with our statements under this Privacy Policy or as permitted by applicable law, including to:
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    • Improve the Service or other Fork Films websites, applications, marketing efforts, products and services;
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  4. Sharing of Information. Our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers (collectively “Service Providers”) may receive, or be given access to your information, including Personal Information and Usage Information, in connection with their work on our behalf. These Service Providers are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, although we may permit them to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified data for other purposes.We may also share information about you with third parties for any purposes consistent with our statements under this Privacy Policy or as permitted by applicable law, including as follows:
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    • To protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Service, the individuals involved in our films, or any third party;
    • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our assets, or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company;
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    • With our affiliates, business partners, and other third parties for their own business purposes, including direct marketing purposes (California residents have certain rights set forth in “Your California Privacy Rights” below);
    • For purposes disclosed at the time you provide Personal Information; and
    • With your consent or at your direction.

    Without limiting the foregoing, in our sole discretion, we may share aggregated information which does not identify you or de-identified information about you with third parties or affiliates for any purpose.

  5. Sweepstakes, Contests, Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, surveys, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) jointly sponsored or offered by third parties that may require submitting Personal Information. If you voluntarily choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering, you agree to the official rules that govern that Promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
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    this information for purposes such as evaluating your use of the Service, compiling statistic reports on the Service’s activity, and providing other services relating to Service activity and other internet usage.To the extent we combine information from Third Party Services with Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, the information collected and stored by third parties remains subject to their policies and practices, including whether they continue to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices on what is visible to others on Third Party Services. We are not responsible for and make no representations regarding the policies or business practices of any third parties or Third Party Services and encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.For further
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  7. Your Choices.

    A. Accessing Your Information.

    You may access, update, or remove certain information that you voluntarily submitted to us when you made a purchase through the Service by sending an e-mail to us
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    Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit
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    C. Analytics Tracking Technologies

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  8. Your California Privacy Rights. California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide California customers certain information upon request or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing.Fork Films may share personal information as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties and/or affiliates for such third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain information about our compliance with this law, please e-mail us
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    or send us a letter to Fork Films LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal). Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Fork Films is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided e-mail address or mail address.
  9. Children. The Service is intended for a general audience and not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age. Fork Films does not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe Fork Films has collected such information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please e-mail us
    here
    or send us a letter to Fork Films LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal), and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.
  10. Data Security. We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Service.
  11. International Transfer. We are based in the U.S. and the information we and our Service Providers collect is governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing the Service from outside of the U.S., please be aware that information collected through the Service may be transferred to, processed, stored and used in the U.S. Data protection laws in the U.S. may be different from those of your country of residence. Your use of the Service or provision of any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in the U.S. as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  12. Changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to revise and reissue this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Service indicates your consent to the Privacy Policy then posted. If the changes are material, we may provide you additional notice, to your e-mail address.
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    or send us a letter to Fork Films LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal).