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I’m a documentary film director, producer and DP. I love creating character-centric documentary films, and documenting the vast range of the human experience.

I currently work as a Senior Video Producer at NBC News, and have produced stories for The New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Some of the brands I’ve worked for are Microsoft, Hulu, Wells Fargo, John Hancock and UNESCO.

I’ve been around: working in four continents and speak four languages: English, Portuguese, French and Hebrew. I’ve reported extensively in Europe, the Middle East, and other countries including Afghanistan, Russia, Finland, Maldives, China, Haiti, and Mexico.

For the latest on me, find me on Instagram (@thisismariana) and occasionally Twitter (@thisismariana). I’m also on LinkedIn here. Or email me at: mariana-dot-henninger-at-nbcuni-dot-com. 

Affiliations: International Documentary Association, New York Women in Film and Television


Accolades include:

Finalist Deadline Club Awards — Society of Professional Journalists (2019)
Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine (2018)
Finalist Deadline Club Awards — Society of Professional Journalists (2018)
Best Director of a Short Doc — CHAIN NYC Film Festival (2018)
Editor & Publisher Awards Finalist (2018)
East-West Center Fellowship in China & Hong Kong (2018)
European Documentary Network / Docs in Thessaloniki grant (2013)
McArthur Foundation grant (2011)
Tow-Knight Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Journalism Program (2011)
Agence France-Presse Photo of the Year (2007)

Oct. 2018

Oct. 2018