Sylvia Caminer (Writer-Director-Producer) is an Emmy® Award-winner (six total nominations) with extensive credits in theatre, film and television. Over the past twenty years Sylvia has filmed on six continents, beginning her career directing theatre. She made her feature directorial debut with the multi award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries Rick Springfield: An Affair of the Heart, and Tanzania: A Journey Within, which also screened at the White House in Tanzania for the President and leaders of the nation. This summer Caminer is releasing the narrative thriller she directed: Follow Her, which critics and audiences alike are raving about.
For television, Sylvia recently won her second Emmy Award for producing the travel series Samantha Brown’s Places To Love. Sylvia was also nominated as best director and previously won the Emmy Award for directing the popular Discovery/Travel Channel program Great Hotels (which she also produced and co-wrote). She earned a fourth Emmy nomination for directing Passport To Europe and produced and directed Passport To Latin America (all hosted by Samantha Brown). Caminer has also produced various programs for TLC, WE, Lifetime & PBS and also directed/produced several web series. As a producer, Sylvia has been a fixture on the New York independent film scene for the past 20 years. She produced three features, Blue Moon, The Deli and Men Lie for director John Gallagher. Additionally she produced Animal Room, and Mixing Nia. Her production company, DolGer Films, was the U.S. production company for the Harvey Keitel film, Chosen. Sylvia also co-directed the scripted pilot Laying Low. Additional films she produced through DolGer include Aftermath, Love N ’Dancing, Grace, Breaking Point and Dutch Book. Sylvia has worked with top talent over the years including Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Peet, Gretchen Mol, Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Chris Penn, Tony Danza, Anthony Michael Hall, Matthew Lillard, Amy Smart, Billy Zane, Ice T, Jerry Stiller, Chris Noth, Sharon Lawrence, Annika Marks and screen legends Betty White, Ben Gazzara & Rita Moreno.
Caminer has several projects in the works that she is attached to direct and is most excited about FENIX: The Story of Arnie Stewart when she was immediately hooked by the inspirational true story of a Canadian legend as told by Janet Lee.