Fenella Doremus

Adjunct Faculty //
School of Cinematic Arts
Fenella Doremus
  • Email: fdoremus@depaul.edu
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Bio and Research Information

Fenell Doremus is an Emmy Award winning Chicago producer with deep roots in the documentary industry. Getting her start as an assistant editor and post-production coordinator on the critically acclaimed HOOP DREAMS, Fenell went on to serve as staff producer at Kartemquin Films for the next eight years. In 2017 she co-produced the Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning, ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, (2017) broadcast on PBS’ Frontline series. Other producing credits include: COOKED: Survival by Zip Code, directed by Peabody-Award winning Judith Helfand and broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens (2020); Production Coordinator on RINGSIDE (Motto Pictures 2020) and THE CALLING (The Kindling Group 2010); producer, director and editor on A YEAR ON TEEN STREET (2005) a WTTW-Kartemquin co-production; segment producer and co-editor of THE NEW AMERICANS (2004), broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens. Most recently Fenell served as consulting producer on the Emmy nominated LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE, directed by Kevin Shaw. Fenell has a long association with Kartemquin Films and currently serves on the board of directors. She is one of the early members of the Documentary Producers Alliance sitting on the Crediting Committee from 2017-2020 during which the DPA released their Crediting Guidelines, Chairing the Regional Committee (2020-present) and Co-representing the Midwest (2020-present). Fenell has worked all over the world but calls Chicago home where she is raising two boys and a standard poodle.

Professional Associations

Kartemquin Films Associate, Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA)

Schedule for Spring 2023-2024

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