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Luminant Media

Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent film, CHURCH AND THE FOURTH ESTATE, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. His previous work includes NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS (2017), the docuseries TRUTH AND POWER (2016), and the acclaimed documentary THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ (2014), which won the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Documentary Screenplay. Knappenberger has directed and produced other investigative documentaries for PBS, Pivot, Bloomberg Television, National Geographic, and The Discovery Channel. His Los Angeles-based production company, Luminant Media, specializes in telling compelling public-interest stories.


The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Netflix)