Filmmaker & Education Advocate
Award-winning filmmaker Joe Fab is partnering with The Butterfly Project on the 50 State Initiative to bring Holocaust education to all 50 states. Joe is an Emmy-nominated producer, director and writer with over three decades of experience in film and video production, media and communications, event production and the live presentation of plays and music. His feature length documentaries and other programs have appeared on HBO, Showtime, Discovery, History, and PBS, among others. His diverse client list has included the Bipartisan Policy Center, Smithsonian Institution, United State Memorial Holocaust Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Senator Sam Nunn, National Education Association, et al. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the International Documentary Association, and Women In Film And Video (DC).
Career highlights include: producer, writer, co-director for Paper Clips (HBO, theatrical documentary, national Emmy nomination, one of the National Board of Review’s Top Five Documentaries of 2004); producer, writer, co-director of Bedford: The Town They Left Behind (feature broadcast documentary, Movieguide Faith and Freedom Award, GI Film Festival Award); producer/writer for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree for Presidents Bush (both) and Clinton; Special Cultural Envoy for the U.S. State Department to India, Kuwait and Latvia; producer of the premiere presentation of Amazing Peace, a poem by Dr. Maya Angelou, performed by the author; among others.
He is co-director and co-producer of the documentary Not The Last Butterfly, appearing in film festivals in 2017.
Joe’s skill and sensitivity in storytelling have earned broad recognition, including the Christopher Award for achievements in media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit;” the Discovery & Imagination Award (previous recipients included Christopher Reeve and Dr. Jane Goodall); numerous Telly, Cine Golden Eagle, Insight, Vision and film festival awards.