BOB NESSON

Bob Nesson produces and shoots documentaries for broadcast, education, and on commission. His work covers a range of topics: war and social realities [Afghanistan: Between Three Worlds]; nature and the environment [Work of 1000, Anyplace Wild, All Bird TV]; art and culture [It is Memory: the Holocaust Sculptor Natan Rapoport; Soundings, PBS series]; technology and creativity [The Light Stuff/Nova, Surviving Mars/Discovery Channel]. His films about water issues, urban design, architecture and transportation issues [Building Boston, Water works, Off-Track] are often used to highlight professional and scholarly studies. As an adjunct professor at Emerson College, Nesson teaches interdisciplinary courses on science, the environment and filmmaking.  He received Emerson’s Stanzler Award, naming him as outstanding part-time faculty [2010].  He’s the recipient of numerous fellowships: the Flaherty Film Seminar; the Society of Environmental Journalism; and the Kopkind Foundation.  Nesson teaches internationally as well [KinoSchool in Krasnodar, Russia; the Black Sea Environmental Symposium in Turkey]. Bob is the principal of Nesson Media Boston, Inc., a production company with clients ranging from NHK/Japan, WGBH/Boston, Ruder Finn/New York; Novartis/Cambridge, University Press/New York to Thomson-Heinle/Toronto. He and his company use film as a medium to work toward peace, justice, and sustainable living on local and global scales. Bob is also a former board member of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition and a current member of the League of American Bicyclists and is a bicycle commuter.