Untitled Stasi

East Germany built a surveillance state by weaponizing citizens’ private data. Thirty years later, a victim of the secret police investigates his file and confronts those who betrayed him.

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Production

About the Filmmakers

Director

Jamie Coughlin
Jamie Coughlin

Jamie Coughlin is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer. “Untitled Stasi” is her directorial debut. Coughlin wrote and produced her first feature doc, “TransMilitary,” which premiered at SXSW 2018, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary, is streaming on Amazon Prime, and aired on Logo TV. Coughlin was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch list by The Independent in 2018. Her work has been supported by the International Documentary Association, Catapult Film Fund, Miller/Packan Film Fund, GLAAD Media Institute, and the Frameline Completion Fund. Coughlin is the recipient of a GLAAD Media Award, White House News Photographers Award for Best Documentary, was nominated for an Emmy, and is an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow and a RIAS fellow. Coughlin and her husband, Gabriel Silverman left their newsroom jobs in 2015 to start their production company, SideXSide Studios. Coughlin began her career as a radio reporter, at the White House for Bloomberg, and finally as supervising producer at USA Today.

Director/DP

Gabriel Silverman
Gabriel Silverman

Gabriel Silverman is an Emmy-nominated director and cinematographer, and co-founder of SideXSide Studios. Silverman’s debut feature, “TransMilitary,” premiered at SXSW 2018 where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary, is streaming on Amazon Prime, and aired on Logo TV. Silverman was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch list by The Independent in 2018. He began his career at The Washington Post as a video journalist. He has won more than a dozen awards for his reporting and filmmaking, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative work, a White House News Photographers Award for Best Documentary, two Emmy nominations, and a GLAAD Media Award. Silverman is an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow and a RIAS Fellow. His work has been supported by the International Documentary Association, Catapult Film Fund, Miller/Packan Film Fund, GLAAD Media Institute, and the Frameline Completion Fund.