Pamela French (Producer/Director) is a New York based, independent producer/director and mother of two, who specializes in fly-on-the-wall films. In all her work, whether it’s Mick Jagger talking about the Rolling Stones, an anxious parent taking her child for an IQ test, or a heart attack survivor recounting a near death experience, Pamela shines in her ability to capture the triumphs and tragedies of her subjects with intimacy and realism.
Ms. French began her fruitful career at MTV’s Music Video and Artist Profile Unit. She went on to document and promote artists in dance, music, and the visual arts for Channel 13’s award-winning, City Arts. Her long involvement with the music scene led her to produce “Listen Smart”, an educational film about hearing loss within the music industry, featuring emotional interviews with music icons like Ozzy Osbourne, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Wyclef Jean, and Moby. The film is on permanent exhibition at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Pamela’s most recent documentary film, BECOMING MORE VISIBLE, followed four transgender young adults in New York City. It did the festival circuit ending at DOCNYC, and has been released worldwide with Sundance Now.
Since 2020, Ms. French has been producing long-form virtual productions as well as continuing her work on “Change Can’t Wait”. She is also in pre-production for a documentary on the “Universal Hip Hop Museum” that plans to open in 2024. Pamela recently finished her first short documentary, A Female Lens: The Art & Activism of Photographer Joan Roth