About Colleen/Contact

Colleen is an independent journalist, author and documentary filmmaker.

Her current project is a based-on-actual-events film, Unintended 1900. It is expected to be completed sometime late in 2017.

Previously, Colleen directed and co-produced the award-winning documentary, West by Orphan Train, which was released late in 2014 and won a regional Emmy in 2015.

She is creator of the News Tutor app, which teaches critical news viewing. She wrote and co-produced the award-winning television documentary, “Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation,” nominated in 2011 for a regional Emmy award. Her non-fiction book of the same name (Ice Cube Press, 2011) was the starting point for the film. The book was named as a finalist by USA Book News in “Best Books 2011” non-fiction multicultural category. Before becoming an author and filmmaker, Colleen spent a decade as a newspaper reporter, working at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Des Moines Register.

For more information, send an email: Colleen(at)BradfordKrantz(dot)com.

4 responses

  1. There are two Orphan Train riders still alive we know. One in Texas the other Louisiana Will you be needing original music for your documentary? My ph is 412-393-9456. Let’s talk!
    Sincerely, Phil Lancaster

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