George & Brad in Bed profiles the relationship between actor George Takei (Star Trek's Captain Sulu) and his husband and lifelong partner Brad Altman. The two recently married after being together for twenty-one years.
As an homage to John Lennon & Yoko Ono's "bed-in," filmmaker Jessica Sanders conducts the interview in a rather unusual setting.
The film premiered at the Apex Art Gallery show “Kick My Heart’s Ass” curated by Davy Rothbart (Found Magazine) in February 2009.
Jessica Sanders is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, director, producer and writer who works in both documentary and dramatic films. Sanders directed, produced and wrote After Innocence, a feature documentary film about wrongfully-convicted men cleared by DNA evidenceand their dramatic struggle to reenter society after spending decades in prison. The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize, and it also won top awards at the Seattle Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, and Full Frame Documentary Festival. The film was released theatrically by New Yorker Films before being broadcast on Showtime. After Innocence was shortlisted for the 78th Academy Awards.
Sanders recently completed March of the Living, a feature documentary about the last generation of Holocaust survivors who return to Holocaust sites in Poland with teenagers from around the world. The film was shot in Brazil, Germany, Poland, Israel and the United States, and will be released in 2010.
Sanders and her work have been profiled on The Sundance Channel, MTV, MSNBC, CNN, Larry King Live, Dateline, Fox News, Court TV and NPR. She also has been featured in the New York Times, LA Weekly, Giant Robot Magazine, and Film Festival Magazine.
Sanders majored in Film Studies and English at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and graduated with honors. She is an alumna of the Film Independent’s Producers & Screenwriters Lab and Tribeca Film Festival’s All Access Program. Sanders directs commercials for Epoch Films and is a DGA and WGA member.
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