Known for their distinctive cinematic style and emotionally impactful stories, critics hail the Fines work as “unflinching”, “spirit-raising”, “deeply affecting” and “visually ravishing”. One of their latest films, Inocente, a coming-of-age story about a homeless 15-year-old Latina artist, won the 2013 Oscar for Best Short Documentary, and is currently nominated for an Emmy for Best Cinematography.
Their current documentary, Life According to Sam, debuted to sold out audiences at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the incredible story of one family’s race against time to save their only son from an extremely rare and fatal disease that rapidly ages children. Embraced on the festival circuit, the film’s honors include the Nantucket Film Festival’s Audience Award and Best Storytelling Award, the Best Doc Feature at the Rhode Island Film Festival,
The Fines’ film War/Dance won the 2009 Best Documentary and Best Cinematography Emmy and was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. In 2013, Andrea was recently honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from Colby College.
Sean and Andrea are currently developing three narrative feature projects and a broadcast series.