About the Filmmakers
Maisie Crow is a documentary film director, cinematographer and photographer. She lives in Marfa, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. Crow’s first feature-length documentary, Jackson, was recently nominated for a 2017 News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary. Jackson is an intimate, first-of-its-kind look at reproductive health care through people in the Deep South who stand on both sides of the debate. Village Voice praised it as “elegant, unsettling” while New York Magazine said it “comes at a pivotal moment for reproductive rights.” Prior to Jackson’s broadcast premiere on Showtime, the film screened at over 40 festivals, receiving numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Portland Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Crow ran a robust community screening campaign, empowering more than eighty universities and reproductive rights organizations to host screenings and community lead discussions about the film. Previously, Crow’s short-form films have been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy and awarded a Sigma Chi Delta Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Heidi Reinberg most recently produced the ITVS-co-production 93Queen, which was released theatrically through Abramorama before airing on POV in September. 93Queen was awarded the inaugural first look Pitch Fund prize at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum, leading to co-production deals with arte SWR and yesDocu. The Hollywood Reporter said about 93Queen, “Forget Supergirl and Wonder Woman. To see a real female superhero in action, check out Paula Eiselt’s documentary concerning the creation of an all-female, Hasidic EMT Corps.” The New York Times called the film “heartening, ultimately inspiring,” while Kenneth Turran of the LA Times praised the film as “intimate, engaging . . . both surprising and deeply satisfying.” Previously, Reinberg developed the nonfiction series War Photographers/Exposure with Ross Kauffman for NBCUniversal, and produced Cynthia Wade’s first two films, Grist for the Mill and Shelter Dogs for Cinemax and HBO, respectively. She also served as consulting producer on Mai Iskander’s two feature docs, Garbage Dreams (Independent Lens) and Words of Witness (Al Jazeera America). In addition to her work in the feature-doc space, Reinberg has traveled the world directing numerous episodes of the cult favorite HGTV series House Hunters International. She also develops series for branded-content powerhouse Theorem Studios.
Abbie Perrault is currently producing on two Maisie Crow projects. She directed the community outreach campaign for the documentary Jackson, organizing grassroots screenings of the film with politicians, reproductive advocates, religious groups, and universities across the United States and internationally. She previously managed art galleries and coordinated exhibitions in Houston and New York City. Abbie is based in Marfa, Texas.