Producer/Writer/Director, Amy Hart is dedicated to producing work that inspires positive change. She has produced and directed over 100 broadcast hours and numerous short videos on public health issues, and has recently completed the feature version of an independent documentary film, WATER FIRST. HART PRODUCTIONS She founded Hart Productions in the early '90s as a theater company and performed her original plays around the world including the UN Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the World Social Summit in Copenhagen. In 2002 ventured into film and television production after gaining experience in the industry while working in New York City. She held staff positions in PR and marketing at Miramax Films, New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features where she worked on the release of several Academy Award-winning films including The English Patient, Il Postino, Sling Blade and Good Will Hunting to name a few. She also spent 2 years working as a freelance writer/producer in broadcast news. WATER FIRST Hart completed the short version of WATER FIRST in 2006. The short premiered at the World Water Forum in Mexico City in March and won a Jury Award from the international jury headed by Denys Arcand. Hart also received a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Award for the short to travel to Greece for the Ecofilm Festival. The short was selected by the International Secretariat of Water and shown at several festivals and water conferences. The final version of the film premiered on World Water Day, March 22, 2008 at the DC Environmental Film Fest at the Carnegie Institute. Photographs she took in Africa while shooting have been published in Water Voices From Around the World, edited by William E. Marks.