Stanley Nelson is an award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years experience as a producer, director, and writer of documentary films and videos. He is the founder and president of Half Nelson Productions, an independent production company.
Nelson’s independently-produced films include a number of PBS productions, including “Shattering the Silences”, “Freedom Bags”, and the South Africa segments of “Mandela”, the story of Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Nelson’s credits also include several productions for the Smithsonian Institution, including “Free Within Ourselves”, a documentary portrait of African American artists, and “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”, concerning African American church history. He has produced several films on location throughout West and southern Africa.
Nelson’s television credits include serving as a producer for many PBS programs, including “Listening to America”, “What Can We Do about Violence? with Bill Moyers”, and “Election ‘93”, for which he was nominated for an Emmy award. He was also a producer for the acclaimed Fox-TV series, “TV Nation”.