Molly Snyder-Fink is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS, Al Jazeera America, MTV, VH1, FRONTLINE/World, Current TV, The Discovery Channel, and at film festivals. Snyder-Fink has been working as a documentary filmmaker for over a decade and has been involved in every aspect of the process from pre-production to post.
Some of Snyder-Fink’s current projects are: Breast Milk, a feature length documentary which she edited about breastfeeding in America and is currently having its theatrical release in multiple cities around the country. The System with Joe Berlinger, an 8-part series about the criminal justice system produced by Radical Media for Al Jazeera America on which she associate produced, begins airing this month. Snyder-Fink associate edited Bitter Seeds about the struggles of Indian farmers which aired on PBS and she performed extensive research for Retro Report about America’s nuclear energy crisis.
Fast As She Can, a documentary about female Jamaican track stars was directed, shot and edited by Snyder-Fink, and received the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation’s College Television Award for Documentary Excellence (2010), the Margaret and William Hearst Award (2009), the Silver Jury Award at the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films and that festival’s Audience Award (2009). FRONTLINE/World acquired a revised version of the film, entitled Jamaica: Girls on Track.
Snyder-Fink directed and edited Sergeant Thorne, a video about an Iraq war veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury. The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDA) gave Snyder-Fink its first annual Pete Wilson Award for that film (2008). It also won a Film and Video Eisner Award,Honorable Mention.
Among her other projects, Snyder-Fink directed and shot Music From Within, a film about Leroy Jenkins, the father of free jazz violin, which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2007.
She has produced videos for corporations and non-profit organizations such as: Saatchi & Saatchi, Woolrich, Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Curtiss-Wright, The Opportunity Agenda, The Ms Foundation, The Drug Policy Alliance, The National Lawyers Guild, Farmigo, and the Jewish Family & Children’s Services.
Snyder-Fink holds a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of California’s Graduate School of Journalism (2009) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video from Bard College (2001). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Orlando Richards and their son.