Janet Paxton Gardner

Janet Paxton Gardner

Fellow: Awarded 2015
Field of Study: Film and Video

Competition: US & Canada

Janet Paxton Gardner is dedicated to giving history a human face. In 1990, she founded The Gardner Group, Inc., to direct and produce documentaries. Film credits include the NEH-funded Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, which won a CINE Golden Eagle in 2010; Precious Cargo, produced in association with ITVS (PBS/National Geographic Channels International), 2001; Siberian Dream, 2004; Dancing Through Death (PBS/STARTV), 1999; and Emmy-nominated A World Beneath the War (PBS/Discovery Channels International), 1997. Her documentaries have received national and international awards from the International Documentary Association, National Education Media Network, CINE, Casey Journalism Center and Society of Professional Journalists.

Ms. Gardner began her career as a field producer, film editor and news writer for NBC News and WNBC-TV, WRC-TV (Washington, DC) and CBS News. As a print journalist, she was a feature writer for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and contributed to The New York Times (New Jersey correspondent), Philadelphia Inquirer and The Boston Globe. Ms. Gardner is a graduate of New York University’s Graduate Institute of Film and Television (now Tisch School of the Arts) and Cooper Union.

Janet Gardner’s latest project, Lost Child ~ Sayon’s Journey is premiering April 30, 2015, on THIRTEEN, at 10:30 pm.

Lost Child ~ Sayon’s Journey

A World Beneath the War (version 1)

A World Beneath the War (version 3)

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