Connie Bottinelli

Director, cinematographer, editor
Grinning Dog Pictures

Connie Bottinelli is a multiple Emmy recipient and nominee, with international awards for producing, directing and writing in documentary and series on broadcast and cable networks. In 1995 she co-founded Grinning Dog Pictures, breaking ratings records for Lifetime Television with Jessica Savitch: An Intimate Portrait. She created and contributed to award winning documentary series for Discovery, TLC, Ch4 UK, CBS, NBC, Lifetime, NYTimes, Discovery Health, GreenPlanet, Fox, Hearst Entertainment, CourtTV and others.

Connie’s most recent work is a slate of independent film projects as a director, cinematographer and editor. Driving Mrs M, a long form doc, is currently in post: A third grade teacher loses both arms and both legs, when a simple cold gets out of control. The school won’t allow the children to do a fundraiser, so they do it on their own. Their goal: Mrs M wants to regain independence by driving again and returning to teaching.  Without warning, she’s terminated for disability and turns her life around to create a world first. Next up on the slate: Guest Coach feature doc, Trees short animation of doc footage, Raymond true narrative short.