Loretta van der Horst is a journalist, filmmaker and television producer. With an M.A from NYU’s News and Documentary Journalism program she currently tells stories from Latin America.
Her most recent collaborative film ‘Sound of Vision‘, a documentary short about a blind man in New York, won several awards after screening at HotDocs in Toronto on May 1. It was part of the ‘International Documentary Challenge’. Among the prizes were PBS’ POV award, and the Documentary Channel’s ‘best film’ award.
Originally Dutch, she worked as a journalist in Chile in 2010, reporting on the earthquake as well as a high profile murder case. [Watch Fox report on Joran van der Sloot]
Having completed several independent film projects since then, Loretta is currently working at Pacha Films in Peru, developing and producing programs for Discovery, Al Jazeera, BBC & Channel 4.
Oh and she really enjoys writing about herself in the third person.