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About the Filmmaker

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“My true passion as an indie-filmmaker is resurrecting lost or forgotten women’s stories.”
- Marian Gagnon

Marian Gagnon, Ph.D., has been making documentaries for more than two decades. She founded Goodnight Irene Productions, an indie-documentary film company, in honor of her mother, Irene. While she is passionate about this genre, Marian's true love is producing docs about lost, forgotten, or untold women's stories. Her background and 15 years experience as an award-winning journalist have paved the way for her avocation as a documentarian. 

As Writer, Director, and Producer, she collaborates with videographers, animators, archivists, film editors, and composers to produce award-winning documentaries.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Media Studies and the Documentary Genre.

Gagnon recently retired as a full-time professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. where she taught writing skills, newswriting, visual literacy, and film studies at Johnson & Wales University for more than 20 years.

Marian was born and raised in Manchester, N.H. but has lived the majority of her adult life in southern Rhode Island.

Goodnight Irene Productions:

(401) 330-0283

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