Cecily Pingree is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. She is known for her work on the Emmy-winning series "Deadliest Catch," the documentary "From the Ashes," and the feature film "The Overnighters."
Pingree was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in a family of filmmakers. She developed a passion for storytelling at a young age and pursued a degree in film production from the University of Southern California. She worked on several independent films before starting her own production company, Pingree Productions, in 2004.
Pingree's first feature film, "The Overnighters," premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The film tells the story of a small town in North Dakota struggling to accommodate an influx of oil-field workers.
Pingree has since directed a number of documentary and narrative film projects, including "From the Ashes," which was acquired by National Geographic for a 2020 release. The documentary tells the story of the coal industry in Appalachia and the communities affected by it.
Pingree is a two-time Emmy nominee for her work on the Discovery Channel series "Deadliest Catch." She directed and produced several episodes, including the series finale, which won her an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography.
Pingree's films have been featured in numerous film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, the Emmy for Best Cinematography, and the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Pingree is currently in pre-production on her next feature film, "The Inevitable," which is set to be released in 2021. She hopes to continue to bring stories to life that bring awareness to social issues and inspire change.