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Joe Berlinger - Bruce Sinofsky

1.  Brother’s Keeper / Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, U.S.A.
2.  Gray Matter / Joe Berlinger, USA-France
3.  Iconoclasts: Quentin Tarantino – Fiona Apple / Bruce Sinofsky, U.S.A.
4.  Iconoclasts: Sean Penn – Jon Krakauer / Joe Berlinger, U.S.A.
5.  Metallica: Some Kind of Monster / Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, U.S.A.
6.  Paradise Lost: the Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills / Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, U.S.A.
7.  Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 / Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, U.S.A.

Since bursting onto the international scene in 1992 with their Sundance-winning Brother’s Keeper, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have continued to be leading voices in American nonfiction cinema for over a decade. Their second feature documentary Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to receive numerous awards and great critical acclaim, including Emmy and Peabody Awards for excellence. The film, which revealed the innocence of three Arkansas teenagers convicted of capital murder, sparked a worldwide movement to “Free the West Memphis Three,” and was followed by a sequel, 2000’s Emmy-nominated Revelations: Paradise Lost 2.

Berlinger and Sinofsky’s Metallica: Some Kind of Monster debuted at Sundance in 2004, garnering praise from audiences and critics alike. The film was released theatrically in over a dozen countries, and received the 2004 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

In addition to their feature documentary work, Berlinger and Sinofsky have created numerous hours of television, both documentary and fiction. Directing and producing both as a team and as individuals, their combined credits include Good Rockin’ Tonight, The Legacy of Sun Records, Rolling Stone magazine’s 30th Anniversary Special Where It’s At, The Begging Game, Homicide: Life on the Street, Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free, Gray Matter, Hollywood High, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Fan Club, three seasons of Iconoclasts, and the Emmy-winning 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America for The History Channel.

Joe Berlinger is also a writer and photographer. His work has appeared in numerous publications around the globe, including ArtForum, Film Comment, and Aperture magazines. Berlinger’s book Metallica, This Monster Lives, The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster was published in 2004 by St. Martin’s Press.

Berlinger and Sinofsky are currently working on documentary projects for HBO, Sundance Channel, and Discovery, and are developing a number of new documentary and feature films. They also direct television commercials and corporate films. They are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.
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