John Antonelli
For 30 years John Antonelli, and his company The Mill Valley Film Group, have been producing award-winning documentary and educational projects for theatrical distribution, cable TV, PBS, syndication, and for an impressive list of corporate clients.

Antonelli’s Sam Cooke: Crossing Over was funded by ITVS and premiered on PBS’s American Masters in 2010. The series garnered an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. The Roots of ‘Ulu with funding from Pacific Islanders in Communications. The film will premiered at Mill Valley Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at Hawaii International Film Festival. Its broadcast premiere is on PBS in March 2017.

His recently completed Unfair Game: The Politics of Poaching has been showing at festivals for the past year from Johannesburg to Nevada City. The film explores the ongoing conflict between wildlife conservationists, who strive to protect natural resources, and the indigenous people who have survived on and protected those resources for centuries.

The New Environmentalists, his half hour program narrated by Robert Redford, features stories of grass roots activists from around the world. The program airs on PBS and The Sundance Channel and has screened at film festivals from Barcelona to New Zealand. Antonelli is a producer, writer and editor. The program has won four regional Emmy Awards.

Angle of Inspiration: Santiago Calatrava’s Sundial Bridge is a half hour documentary that explores the symbiosis between a world class architect and a small Northern California city when the visionary artist introduces the residents to one of his futuristic designs. This program aired on PBS stations across the country and was also honored at several international film festivals. Antonelli produced and directed. The film is available on Netflix.

His feature length film Kerouac: King of the Beats has played theatrically in every major city in the U.S. and Canada and was distributed theatrically by October Films. It was recently rereleased on HD Blu Ray by Kultur International Films. It was broadcast to critical acclaim on the Arts & Entertainment Network, PBS, The Learning Channel and in a number of major European markets. The film was nominated for best feature length documentary at the Sundance festival and was awarded a Blue Ribbon from the American Film Festival for Best Feature Length Film, as well as the award for Best Film from Northern California at the National Educational Film Festival. Antonelli produced, directed and wrote.

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