Grants & Awards
Date Awarded: Summer 2010 & Summer 2011
Directors(s): Jamie Meltzer
Producer(s): George M. Rush, Stephen Bannatyne
Company Credit: Informant LLC
Film Status: Completed
URL: » Informant website
About the Film:
An investigation of the turbulent life and journey of a prominent radical activist turned FBI informant.
About the Filmmakers:
Jamie Meltzer – (Director) Jamie’s documentaries have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. They include Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003), about the shadowy world of song-poems, and Welcome to Nollywood, an investigation into the wildly successful Nigerian movie industry (PBS broadcast, 2008). La Caminata, a recent short film about a small town in Mexico that puts on a simulated border crossing as a tourist attraction, screened at Silverdocs and True/False among others. Mr. Meltzer teaches in the Documentary Film and Video M.F.A. Program at Stanford University.
George M. Rush – (Producer) George is an attorney, producer, and sales rep. He recently repped Frazer Bradshaw’s Everything Strange and New (Sundance 2009) and David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover (Cannes Critic’s Week 2010).
Stephen Bannatyne – (Producer) Stephen is a producer and co-founder of Lucky Hat Entertainment, a production and development company based in Los Angeles, California. Previous productions include Entre Nos and P Star Rising (official selections of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival), Goodbye Solo (winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival Critics Award), The Order of Myths (winner of the 2009 Peabody Award), Everything Strange and New (2011 Spirit Award nominee for Best First Feature), If a Tree Falls: a Story of the Earth Liberation Front (winner of the 2011 Sundance editing award) and the short films Plastic Bag, Utopia pt 3 and Sinking State.
Festival & Award Highlights:
San Francisco Int’l Film Festival 2012 – World Premiere
DocNYC 2012 – Grand Jury Award
Austin Film Festival 2012 – Best Documentary