Hard Working Movies is an independent film and documentary production company founded by Lori Cheatle. From our offices in Brooklyn, NY, we work to produce innovative and entertaining films that tell great stories and appeal to wide audiences.
Our award-winning films span a wide range of subjects- from personal stories and the music business to crime and pop culture, with a focus on director-driven features. The films we’ve produced or directed have screened in top international festivals, theatrically and on TV in over 60 countries.
In addition to producing our own projects, we also work in partnership with a wide range of producers, broadcasters and international production companies. Some companies we’ve worked with include HBO, Channel 4, Showtime, ZDF/Arte, Canal+, Zeppers Film and TV, PBS and Passion Pictures.
Lori Cheatle, President
Producer and ringleader
Gabriel Sedgwick, Head of Production
Swedish import and film producer
Elizabeth Theis, Head of Development
Artist, filmmaker, comedienne
Stacey Hillegas, Development Associate