Pola Garance Rapaport

Pola Garance Rapaport

Producer/Director
Blinding Light

Full Bio
POLA RAPAPORT is a writer, director, producer and editor of many award-winning films.

Her work as producer/director includes

SUBWAY: THE MUSICAL (work-in-progress)

HAIR/ LET THE SUN SHINE IN

WRITER OF O, portrait of the elusive author of the erotic novel Story of O

FAMILY SECRET, the story of the discovery of her secret Romanian brother

BLIND LIGHT, doc/drama of a photographers peak experience in an Italian villa, starring Edie Falco

BROKEN MEAT, portrait of the mad poet Alan Granville.

As editor, she is currently working on a hybrid doc by Alex Sichel, THE FILM ABOUT ANNA, with Lili Taylor, produced by Liz Giamatti.

She is the editor of several feature documentaries, including HERE ONE DAY by Kathy Leichter and the multi-award-winning GRACE PALEY COLLECTED SHORTS by Lilly Rivlin.

She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, an Emmy nominee for sound editing, and winner of numerous grants and awards.

Pola is a graduate of NYU, and is married to DP Wolfgang Held, with whom she has

Professional Credits
WRITING/DIRECTING/EDITING:



HAIR: Let the Sun Shine In

Writer of O

Family Secret

Blind Light

Broken Meat

Subway: The Musical (work-in-progress)

The Fluoride Wars (work-in-progress)

History of Reproductive Rights (work-in-progress)



EDITING: (features)

The Film About Anna (work-in-progress) by Alex Sichel

Here One Day

Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Auf Wiedersehen

Can You Hear Me

Fine Rain

Take It Back/ Howard Dean
Industry Awards
Grand Prix de la SCAM, Best Doc on French TV (Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) - Family Secret

Grand Prix URTI, Monte Carlo, Best Doc on French speaking TV - Writer of O

Best Cinematography- Oberhausen- Broken Meat

Best Doc- New Orleans Film Fest- Broken Meat

IDFA Joris Ivens 3rd Prize Best Doc- Broken Meat

Lumiere Award, New Orleans Film Fest - Blind Light

Guggenheim Fellow

Two time NYFA Fellow

Emmy nominee, sound editing
Content Types
Documentary, Narrative Features, Reality/Unscripted
Occupations
Director, Editor: Film/Video, Writer
Business Types
Post-Production, Production Company
Countries Worked In
Italy
Foreign Languages Spoken
French
Other Languages Spoken
Italian, German, Portuguese
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