Evan Mascagni

Filmmaker and Co-founder

Player Piano Productions

Evan Mascagni is a documentary filmmaker from Kentucky. In 2022, he directed and produced Persistent: A Challenge to Kentucky’s PFO Law, in partnership with ITVS, Independent Lens, and the Courier Journal. In 2021, Mascagni directed and produced Building a Bridge, a documentary film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. His first documentary feature, Circle of Poison, premiered at DOC NYC and aired on Al Jazeera. Mascagni is a producer and mentor for BYkids, a non-profit organization that pairs youth with filmmakers to create shorts that air on PBS. He co-founded Player Piano Productions, where he produces non-fiction films and branded content for nonprofits and social-impact companies.

Participating Sessions

Working Intersectionally – News & Documentary

Across the country, nonprofit newsrooms are springing up to fill a void in local reporting, with many of them turning to film and documentaries to expand their reach and reach audiences. Bringing together the filmmaker and the reporter to create locally based films of journalistic and artistic integrity that serve the public interest. This partnership, however, can also invite tension, bringing together approaches and standards from distinct disciplines. This session...