Marcia Jarmel


Marcia Jarmel

Marcia produces and directs documentary shorts and features and manages distribution and engagement campaigns for PatchWorks Films. She serves as consulting producer and engagement and outreach consultant for other social issue documentary films, recently consulting on Academy-Award-nominee Last Day of Freedom, on HBO’s Emmy-nominated 50 Children, And Then They Came for Us, and The Last Season. She is currently co-producing Life Crime, a powerful criminal justice story for N.C. Heikin.

Marcia co-founded PatchWorks with husband, editor, and collaborator, Ken Schneider. Together they’ve produced four feature documentaries and many shorts.

Prior to founding PatchWorks, Marcia directed and produced The Return of Sarah’s Daughters (Women in the Director’s Chair, DocuWeek, Cinequest, international public television) and The F Word: A short film about “feminism” (Living Room Festival, AFI's VideoFest, and Brooklyn Art Museum’s Judy Chicago film series). All of PatchWorks’ films are still in distribution.

Marcia has been a resident at Working Films’ Content+Intent at Mass MoCA, Fledgling Fund’s Reel Education and Reel Impact, San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse (three times), the Kopkind Colony, and twice a BAVC Media Maker. She has guest lectured at NYU, the San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University, and San Francisco City College.

Clips and information on all PatchWorks features and shorts can be found at