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Bess O'BrienBess O'Brien
Documentary film director and producer / filmmaker, THE HUNGRY HEART

Bess O'Brien is the director/producer of the documentary film Ask Us Who We Are, a powerful documentary about foster care in Vermont.  She is also the director/producer of the highly acclaimed feature film Shout it Out based on the lives of Vermont teens and the original Voices Project live musical. O'Brien has also produced and directed a number of award-winning documentary films including Journey into Courage about women in the Northern part of Vermont who survived domestic violence and sexual abuse, Where is Stephanie about the murder of a young girl in Rutland, VT, and Here Today about Vermont families struggling with heroin in their lives. Bess O'Brien co-founded Kingdom County Productions with her husband Jay Craven in 1990.