Veronica L. Young is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a diverse production background and an international career that began with staff positions at Crawford Productions, Australia, and later with BBC London and New York, WGBH TV and Time Life Video.
As an independent producer, director and writer, she has made TV documentaries and series for HBO, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, WNET, WGBH, The Learning Channel, New York Times Television, National Geographic Channel, Lifetime and PBS including “Emily Dickinson”, (BLUE RIBBON AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL and BRONZE APPLE, SAN FRANCISCO FILM FESTIVAL). Other nationally televised films include “Innovation: Building To Extremes”, “Race To Save The Planet” and “Americas” plus four documentaries for the acclaimed science series NOVA (AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL MEDIA AWARD, OHIO STATE FILM AWARD). Veronica functioned as executive producer of the children’s drama “Louis Braille” and the long-running “USHUAIA” adventure series for NBC/CNBC. She was series producer, director, writer of The Health Network’s six-episode series “Grace Under Pressure; Living With Cancer” and the three-episode “Locked Up” for TLC.
Since moving to Maine, she has made documentaries for Penobscot East Resource Center: “Designing A Green Lobster Boat”, for the Natural Resources Council of Maine: ”Protecting The Nature of Maine”, (N.E. EMMY NOMINATION) and for Stonington Opera House Arts “In Rehearsal: The Making of Dear Fish”. Currently, Veronica is in production on “Chess Champs”, a documentary about the 2012-2013 competition season for an under-performing elementary school in a chess program on a tiny Maine lobster-fishing island. Beating all odds, since 1993 the K-8 teams have won 33 state titles – routinely defeating better funded, bigger urban schools.
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