2019 Fellow

Kris Higgins

Kris comes to filmmaking with a background in managing non-profit organizations that focused on children, education, and creative expression. In his current position as Director of Operations & Production for the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, he oversees the financial and logistical operations of PBS FRONTLINE documentaries.

Fellowship Project: FOOTNOTES: A Sockumentary is an educational, non-fiction web series that takes a ridiculous look at history from an unlikely perspective – socks. Each episode explores one historical figure or event, and is told from the point-of-view of history’s lost socks (as played by sock puppets). Though the sock characters are fictional, the information they present is historically accurate and based on school curriculum. The goal is to encourage young minds to consider the world from new perspectives. The project has been supported in party by the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship from the Television Academy Foundation.