Fivel specializes in producing short nonfiction films for NGOs and long-format documentaries. He takes pride in his ability to work on projects about complex, sensitive subjects with integrity and discretion. Additionally, he has a versatile mix of soft and hard skills, including budgeting, editing, interviewing technique, leadership, research, and teamwork.
As a producer for nonprofits, he has created videos for groups including: the Bronx Defenders, The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Democracy Collaborative, Fountain House, Legal Information for Families Today, Magnum Foundation, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, and the Veterans Mental Health Association. The projects include PSAs, fundraising pieces, and advocacy videos. Last year he received the 2015 DoGooder Award for Best Impact Video from YouTube and See3 Communications, for our production on behalf of the Fund for Modern Courts, Now Is the Time.
Currently, he is producing a feature-length documentary by Nathan Fitch, Island Soldier, about Micronesian citizens serving in the US military. Previously, he was the Associate Producer of Kelly Anderson’s film, My Brooklyn, which examines the policies, and institutional mechanisms that drive gentrification, while providing a personal take on the subject. My Brooklyn aired in 2014 on the PBS series America ReFramed.
You can download a pdf of his résumé here: ROTHBERG_RESUME_2017