Filmmakers bios 

Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel were a highly collaborative team with complimentary skills and similar artistic sensibilities. Their first film “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?” (PBS) won the 2013 national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best TV Documentary as well as the Gracie Award for Best Investigative Feature and CINE Special Jury Award for Best Investigative Documentary, among many others. They loved working together, despite misadventures with banana leaf ants, and only fought once—over thank-you notes. THE UNCONDEMNED is their first feature documentary.

Michele mitchell

co-director, producer, writer

Photo Credit: Antonia Pena

An award-winning investigative reporter on “NOW with Bill Moyers” (PBS), Mitchell began her broadcasting career as political anchor at CNN Headline News, where she specialized in US politics. At PBS, she developed a reputation for discovering overlooked social justice stories before leaving to start her own company. She was the director/producer/writer/co-executive producer of the groundbreaking “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?” A graduate of Northwestern University, Michele wrote sports for the Chicago Tribune while in college, and then began her career on Capitol Hill. She is the author of three books.

Nick Louvel

co-director, director of photography, editor

Nick’s filmmaking career began as a student at Harvard University, where he directed his first narrative feature “Domino One” starring Natalie Portman before he graduated in 2003. He was creative assistant to screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (“American Hustle”) and directed short-form content for corporate clients while developing his second directorial feature, a literary documentary. He was the editor on “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?”  He died in a car accident on September 24, 2015, just hours after dropping off THE UNCONDEMNED at the Hamptons International Film Festival, where it would make its award-winning world premiere two weeks later.