Lightbox Media is a boutique production company that specializes in producing films and creating television, digital and commercial content.
Lightbox Media was founded by award-winning director and producer, Kristina Sorge. Kristina began her career as a journalist in television news production, working first as a producer for BBC in both New York and Washington D.C., where she covered breaking news and current events from the economic recession to political elections. Kristina also worked on two specials for BBC’s international flagship series, Panorama, developing her skills as an investigative journalist and producer, and covering topics such as the death of Michael Jackson and the Church of Scientology. In 2011, Kristina went on to work for CNN’s primetime show Piers Morgan Tonight.
Kristina has traveled to over 40 countries and has spent extended periods of time in the Middle East and parts of Europe. She is driven to create inspiring films about the human experience and has just released her first short documentary, entitled Bernice.
Bernice is the story of art world pioneer and flamboyant gallerist, Bernice Steinbaum’s lifelong efforts to empower female artists and artists of color at a time when such artists were largely disregarded in America. Bernice’s tireless work to have these artists included in the world’s most prestigious museums and gallery collections across the world is a testament to the impact and change one creative visionary can have over an entire industry.
The gallerist Bernice Steinbaum is an instigator: she’s been described as a “fireball” and “overwhelming” by artists who’ve worked with her. A new documentary by Kristina Sorge goes inside Steinbaum’s tireless and lifelong efforts to champion the work of female artists and artists of color, at a time when their art was considered second-tier.
Steinbaum devoted her career to both social and artistic causes. The racial and gender inequality of the art world, especially in her early years, bled into hurdles and hardships that not only posed a problem for Steinbaum but also for the artists she resolutely represented. Despite the setbacks, she maintained her belief that, when confronted with obstacles in the art world, “you only need one person to believe in you and that should be magic.”
The 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival showcased 60 of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world.
Date: February 7, 2016
Courtesy NBC 7 San Diego