Director Melinda Hunt has independently produced innovative multi-media works including video, photography, installation, public art, performance, theater, and writing since completing her M.F.A. at Yale University in 1985. She has directed The Hart Island Project for 15 years. Her book Hart Island was published with photographer Joel Sternfeld by Scalo, 1998 in German and English. She has received numerous awards including two from the New York State Council on the Arts, Canada Council and Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She received the Moxie Docs competition award in 2003.