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The Big Conn Apple TV

The Big Conn

(2022) Documentary Series 4 part

Apple TV+

Director: James Hernandez, Brian Lazarte

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

The Big Conn follows big-shot Kentucky lawyer Eric C. Conn, one of the biggest fraudsters in U.S. history, and the incredible story behind his half-billion-dollar Social Security scam. Conn's massive con was the largest theft of government money through the Social Security program, landing him in jail for 12 years with an additional 15 years added after his attempt to flee the country. The docuseries will premiere on May 6th on Apple TV+


5 Emmy Nominations


Best Documentary Series



(2020) Documentary Series 6 part

HBO Documentary Films

Director: James Hernandez, Brian Lazarte

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen


Nominated for 5 Emmy Awards including Best Documentary Series. From Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg, McMillions chronicles the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S.  Premiered at Sundance 2020 and aired on HBO.


The Great Balloon Bomb Invasion

(2021) Documentary Feature

Discovery +

Director: Stuart Chait

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

From 1944-1945, Japan launched more than 9,000 bomb-laden balloons over the Pacific Ocean to attack the American mainland. Historian Martin Morgan leads a first-of-its-kind hunt to find bombs still lying undetected on North American soil.


15 Minutes of Shame

(2021) Documentary Feature


Director: Max Joseph

Producer: Monica Lewinsky

Additional Cinematography: Jeff Dolen


This documentary examines social behavior by embedding with individuals who have been publicly shamed — while exploring the bullies, bystanders, psychologists, politicians, and the ruthless media in between. Executive produced by Monica Lewinsky and Max Joseph.



Emmy Award for Best 

Travel Adventure Documentary


Wonder Women

(2017) Documentary Series 6 part

Hallmark / Feeln

Episode 1: Sound of My Drum (India)

Director: Tani Ikeda

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen


“All across the globe, ordinary women are accomplishing extraordinary things, breaking down boundaries and carving their own paths. They’re the first into the flames in Mexico, battling poachers in South Africa, and exploring the icy depths of Japan. They are adventurers, heroes, trailblazers and explorers. Pioneers and groundbreakers in male dominated fields, making the world a better place anyway they can. These women are anything but ordinary. They’re Wonder Women,” says a description about the series.

Episode 1 showcases a group of women who are defying cultural norms and social traditions. In India, the Dalit are the lowest caste in the social order. Women are especially vulnerable to mistreatment, restrictions and control. But a group of young women from Dindigul are finding their voice and breaking tradition, drumming for equality in a prestigious and male dominated musical competition – the first female performers in its history.



(2020) Documentary Series

YouTube Originals

Director: Tani Ikeda

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen


RESIST is a 12 episode docuseries that follows the grassroots work of the intersectional organizations fighting the Los Angeles county’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan in 2018. RESIST examines the issues of cash bail, unlawful arrest, over-policing of Black and brown neighborhoods, and mass incarceration.

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2017 Oscar Shortlist for
Best Documentary Short

The Other Side of Home


(2016) Documentar

Feeln from Hallmark

Director: Nare Mkrtchyan

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen


In 1915, estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, during the Armenian Genocide. In 2015, a Turkish woman named Maya discovers that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Maya embodies the conflict as she has two enemies living in her body: one side that suffers and the other side that denies. The documentary follows Maya as she decides to go to Armenia to take part in the 100th commemoration of the genocide and to explore her conflicted identity. This film is a universal story of identity, denial, and how the experience of genocide creates a ripple effect for future generations on both sides.

Best Documentary Short Subject Shortlist for the 89th ACADEMY AWARDS®

Winner of Best Documentary Film Award for the 19th Annual ARPA International Film Festival


Best Documentary
HIll Country Film Festival

Beyond Limits


(2010) Documentary

Director: Kent Bassett

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

At 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and a daunting climb for any person to attempt. But Bonner Paddock isn't just any person. Born with cerebral palsy, Bonner has limited motor function in his lower body, spastic leg muscles, and no sense of balance. Not a mountain climber by his own admission, Bonner's encounters with kids with CP inspire him to take on Kilimanjaro in order to raise awareness about cerebral palsy and to raise funds to build a comprehensive center for children with disabilities.


With months of training under his belt and driven by his own determined spirit, it seems Bonner can't fail. But Bonner soon learns that there is no preparation for what he finds on the mountain. Over 8 days and 64 miles, the steep climbs, freezing temperatures, and ever-thinning oxygen test not just his physical abilities, but his will. Ultimately, in order to summit Kilimanjaro Bonner will have to go beyond the limits -- physical and mental -- that we set for ourselves.

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