Immy Humes is an experienced producer and director of non-fiction media of all kinds.
She has made a wide variety of segments and documentary hours for television, and has worked as a producer for Dateline NBC, National Geographic, A&E, CourtTV, USA, and Michael Moore’s TV Nation.
Her distinctive independent documentary films have received many honors, including an Academy Award nomination, screenings at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art and Film Forum cinema, and festivals from Amsterdam (IDFA) to Arkansas (Hot Springs).
A website created by The Doc Tank for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting won the Webby for the Best Site for Youth in 2003.
Her work has won funding from the NEA, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA), Soros Fund (now Sundance), Robeson Fund, ITVS, NEH, and other funders.
Her first independent film, A Little Vicious (PBS, 1991), is a “superb... splendid little comedy” that “shows how racism and class prejudice affect our perceptions of something as seemingly uncomplicated as a dog”(NY Post); the NY Times praised the “literary quality of this offbeat documentary,” which “pays rewarding attention to the little peculiarities of all involved.”
Lizzie Borden Hash & Rehash (PBS, 1997), about the celebrated “self-made orphan” and what people see in her story, features 28 “Bordenites:” scientists, poets, historians, doll designers—and three artists who actually adopted her name. The New York Press recommended its “elegant black humor.”
She graduated from Harvard College with honors in Social Studies and started out at the Emmy-winning PBS series about the press, Inside Story with Hodding Carter, and series including Dining in France and Declarations for PBS, Lost & Found for f/x, and the NEH-funded A Life Apart, about Hasidic Jewry. She is a proud native and lifelong resident of New York City.