Deputized, 2012

On November 8th 2008, 37-year old Ecuadoran immigrant Marcelo Lucero was fatally stabbed by a group of teenagers who were out one night "beaner-hopping." Jeffery Conroy, the then seventeen-year-old leader of the group, was charged with a hate crime and sentenced to 25-years in prison. Through interviews with family members and friends of Marcelo Lucero and Jeffery Conroy, as well as other victims of "beaner-hopping," Deputized examines the question of justice that the local government and press of one Long Island town declared served. Deputized will air on AmericaReFramed as part of their 2014 programming.

Nurse Legends, 2 DVD set, 2013

Loretta C. Ford, the mother of nurse practitioner education, and Mary Donnelly, an island public health nurse for nearly 60 years, are Nurse Legends. On local and global levels, Dr. Ford and Ms. Donnelly have met personal and professional challenges and persevered, transforming nursing practice, communities and patient lives.

Safety First (in-process)

This 10- and 30-minute documentary portrays the importance of Certified Nurse Anesthetists in Colorado’s rural and urban hospitals and will be the centerpiece of a legislative lobbying effort to maintain CRNA independence.

Welcome to Seedworks Films!

I am a nurse filmmaker. My filmmaking is meant to seed social change work, to bring the viewers inside the experience of nursing and being nursed, the experience of vulnerability, and the lives of those who step beyond what they ever expected they’d do with their lives. Seedworks films are about courage, touch, human dignity, and the magic of telling stories.

The documentary process mirrors the nursing process, requiring curiosity, concern, reflection, reciprocity, presence, respect and listening. Documentaries and nursing are meant to bear witness. The synthesis of nursing and documentary filmmaking has been a perfect opportunity for me to ply my art as a nurse who seeks social justice, as a documentary filmmaker who has a nursing practice. Cinema and story have the power to draw back the curtains on the human condition and make social change.

—Sue Hagedorn, PhD, MA—Media Studies, PCPNP-BC, WHNP, FAANP