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Racing Horse Productions is a documentary film production company dedicated to illuminating vital stories about law and culture.

Our feature-length films have been broadcast and streamed on HBO, Amazon, Netflix, NBC/Peacock, Public Television, Sundance/AMC, and Al Jazeera, and more; they have been nominated for Emmys and won awards at festivals such as Tribeca and SXSW. Our short-form videos have been featured online by the New York Times, LA Times, Meet the Press, The Marshall Project, and Quartz. Our advocacy videos are often produced with non-profit organizations as part of social justice campaigns or as evidence used in litigation. In many cases we work with law school students, empowering them to tell compelling stories in tactically sophisticated ways to sway public opinion and affect policy change.

Rebecca Richman Cohen

Director / Producer

Rebecca Richman Cohen is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker who teaches courses on media theory and advocacy at Harvard Law School. Through her work, she has examined a range of topics, including the prosecution of war crimes in Sierra Leone, responses to sexual violence in the US, cannabis legalization, and biodynamic winemaking. Her most recent film, The Recall: Reframed (broadcast on MSNBC) is the first in a trilogy of short films about mass incarceration, sexual violence, and racial justice. Her SXSW and Tribeca-award winning documentaries have been hosted on platforms including HBO, Amazon, Netflix, New York Times, LA Times, Al Jazeera, public television, and more. She has taught at RISD, American University’s Human Rights Institute, and Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and has held fellowships with Open Society Foundations, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard’s Film Study Center, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her very good dog and some nice humans too.

Jevhon Rivers

Impact Director

Jevhon Rivers is an advocate and lawyer who has focused her career on changing public narratives and public policy to end mass incarceration. She previously worked as Director of Research at The Appeal and Senior Legal Counsel at The Justice Collaborative, where she led legal, policy, and communications strategies in partnership with community-based groups to exert pressure on elected officials to adopt policies that reduce incarceration and embrace new paradigms of public safety. Jevhon is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School and previously worked with the Illinois Prison Project and The Mass Liberation Campaign at People’s Action.

Francisco Bello

Frequent Collaborator / Producer / Editor / Writer

Francisco Bello is an Oscar and three time Emmy nominee. He shot and produced Salim Baba (HBO), a 2008 Best Short Documentary Oscar and 2009 Emmy Nominee. He produced and edited War Don Don (HBO), the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, for which he was also awarded the inaugural Karen Schmeer Documentary Editing Award and two Emmy nominations. Additional highlights include editing the 2017 SXSW Narrative Grand Jury Prize winning Most Beautiful Island (Goldwyn), the Peabody winning Best Kept Secret (POV), the Cine Golden Eagle winning Code of the West (PBS), the Karen Schmeer Award winning Our Nixon (CNN), and the Best Editing Cinema Eye Honors nominee The Reagan Show (CNN). His editing can be seen in the 2018 release Out of My Head (WP: MoMA Doc Fortnight), and Oscar Nominee Richard Rowley’s upcoming The Blue Wall. Francisco co-directed Dreaming Against the World, seen at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, New York’s Asia Society, the Museum of the Fine Arts in Boston, and China Institute. He is a member of the Documentary Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Nathaniel Hansen

Frequent Collaborator / Producer / Editor / Director of Photography

Nathaniel is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning producer, and an active director, cinematographer, editor, and educator. The Boston Globe has called his feature documentary work “outstanding,” and since 2009, his work has screened at hundreds of film festivals world-wide including Tribeca, SXSW, Hot Docs, Camden, RiverRun, and Independent Film Festival Boston, in addition to being featured online by sites such as the New York Times, the LA Times, The Atlantic, Vimeo Staff Picks, National Geographic Shorts, Quartz, and PBS. He leads the Visual Storytelling Lab for young media professionals in the Balkans, and is a frequent lecturer and workshop-lead for the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania. He received his MFA in Visual & Media Art at Emerson College, where he is an adjunct faculty member, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the business of art and media practice.