Ginny Durrin, the president and owner of Durrin Productions, Inc., has received national and international recognition for her distinctive stylistic documentaries, including a nomination for an Academy Award for PROMISES TO KEEP about Mitch Snyder and the homeless in Washington, DC, which was shown on PBS.
Durrin Productions, Inc. is an award-winning 40 year old Washington, DC film and video company. For more than four decades, the firm's production arm has created social issue media for broadcast and a wide variety of clients.
Broadcast credits include HOMEGROWN: ISLAM IN PRISON, about radical Islam in our prisons, (Part of the PBS series, America at a Crossroads), POISONS AND PLAGUES for the Ted Turner PBS series, Avoiding Armageddon, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS and WALDEN, for the DISCOVERY/TLC Great Books Series, DAUGHTERS OF TIME on PBS, HARD WORK on PBS, and WORKER TO WORKER and CAN’T TAKE NO MORE on PBS.
Her independent films have appeared nationally in prime time on PBS, and have been broadcast on foreign outlets, including the BBC. Her films have been shown at the Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, London, Leipzig, and Munich film festivals.
Ginny Durrin has traveled and filmed internationally in such diverse places as Kurdistan, Iraq, England, Ireland, Japan and Honduras. She began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer, serving in Bogota, Colombia as an educational television producer-director. She has a strong ability to establish a rapport with her subjects and to capture their stories in a personal and compelling way.
Her current project is BOMBS IN OUR BACKYARD, about the deadly contamination of a prominent Washington, DC neighborhood from buried WWI chemical weapons. She has been documenting the story in her neighborhood for 20 years, and the show is now in post-production.
Awards include: a nomination for an Academy Award, an Emmy, four Blue Ribbons in the American Film and Video Festival, numerous CINE Golden Eagles, three First Prizes in the National Council on Family Relations Festival, the Woman of Vision Award from Women in Film and Video, the President’s Award from Women in Film and Video, and many others.
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