Melissa Hacker (2013)

melissahackerMelissa Hacker is a film and video maker who works with themes of memory, history, family and loss. She holds a B.F.A from NYU and a M.F.A from Hunter College.

Hacker made her directing debut with the documentary film My Knees Were Jumping; Remembering The Kindertransports. It  was short-listed for Academy Award nomination, screened in film festivals internationally, and aired on PBS, the Film Four Channel in the UK, and the Sundance Channel. Letters Home, a 3 channel video, is screening at film festivals. Hacker’s video Venus, an exploration of an 18th century wax model in Vienna, was featured in the 2011 group exhibition “Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art,” in New York. Hacker is working on Ex Libris, an animated documentary.

Hacker grew up in New York City and works as a freelance film editor and is a professor at Hunter College.