Brett Story awarded the 2018-19 Fulton Fellowship

CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Film Study Center at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking to filmmaker Brett Story.

The Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking was established at the Film Study Center in 2003 in honor of the late Robert Fulton, former fellow of the Film Study Center, and faculty member and student in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University. An extraordinary nonfiction filmmaker and possibly the world’s most accomplished and inventive aerial cinematographer, Fulton died in a private airplane crash in 2002. At the time of his death, Fulton was in the process of filming Andes to Amazon for the BBC, with a custom-made wing mounted Arriflex. Fulton’s death leaves a legacy of immense creativity.

The Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking comes with a $5,000 award and is designed to further the work of non-fiction film or video makers who exemplify Robert Fulton’s own qualities: his independent spirit; his exploration of diverse cultures; his arresting cinematography; and his profound aesthetic sensibility, particularly towards natural landscapes.

About the 2018-19 Fellow:

Brett Story is a geographer and award-winning non-fiction filmmaker based in Toronto. Her films have screened at Oberhausen, Hot Docs, the Viennale, True/False, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, among others. Her second feature-length film, “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes” (2016) was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is the author of a forthcoming book titled “Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America” from the University of Minnesota Press. Brett is an assistant professor at the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, and is currently finishing a new feature non-fiction film, titled “The Hottest August.” She was a 2016 Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow and is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Film and Video.