Molly Snyder-Fink is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS, The History Channel, Al Jazeera America, MTV, VH1, FRONTLINE/World, Current TV, The Discovery Channel, and at film festivals. Snyder-Fink has been working as a documentary filmmaker for over a decade and has been involved in every aspect of the process from pre-production to post.
Snyder-Fink specializes in editing, and most recently has been cutting casting videos for The History Channel, MTV and MSNBC. Her first feature length documentary Breast Milk about breastfeeding in America had a theatrical release in multiple cities around the country, including at the IFC. The System with Joe Berlinger, an 8-part series about the criminal justice system produced by Radical Media on which she associate produced, aired on Al Jazeera America. Snyder-Fink edited (through rough cut) Bitter Seeds about the struggles of Indian farmers, which aired on PBS. As a casting researcher, Snyder-Fink worked on And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK with Henry Louis Gates Jr., which will be released this coming fall. She also performed extensive research for the New York Time’s Retro Report about America’s nuclear energy crisis.
Fast As She Can, a documentary about Jamaican track stars was directed, shot and edited by Snyder-Fink, and received the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation’s College Television Award for Documentary Excellence (2010), the Margaret and William Hearst Award (2009), the Silver Jury Award at the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films and that festival’s Audience Award. FRONTLINE/World acquired a revised version of the film, entitled Jamaica: Girls on Track.
Snyder-Fink directed and edited Sergeant Thorne, a video about an Iraq war veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury. The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDA) gave Snyder-Fink its first annual Pete Wilson Award for that film (2008). It also won a Film and Video Eisner Award.
Among her other projects, Snyder-Fink directed and shot Music From Within, a film about Leroy Jenkins, the father of free jazz violin, which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2007.
She has produced and edited videos for corporations and non-profit organizations such as: Saatchi & Saatchi, Woolrich, Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Curtiss-Wright, The Opportunity Agenda, The Ms Foundation, The Drug Policy Alliance, The National Lawyers Guild, and the Jewish Family & Children’s Services.
Snyder-Fink holds a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of California’s Graduate School of Journalism (2009) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video from Bard College (2001).