Immy’s wide-ranging, distinctive documentaries have received many honors, including an Academy Award nomination, screenings at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art and Film Forum cinema, and festivals from Amsterdam (IDFA) to Arkansas (Hot Springs).
Her first independent film, A Little Vicious (PBS, 1991), is a “superb…splendid little comedy” that “shows how racism and class prejudice affect our perceptions of something as seemingly uncomplicated as a dog” (New York Post); the New York Times praised the “literary quality of this off-beat documentary,” which “pays rewarding attention to the little peculiarities of all involved.” Lizzie Borden Hash & Rehash (PBS, 1997), about the celebrated “self-made orphan” and what people see in her story, features 28 “Bordenites:” scientists, poets, historians, doll designers—and three artists who actually adopted her name. The New York Press recommended its “elegant black humor.”
Immy has also produced many segments and documentary hours for Dateline NBC, National Geographic, A&E, CourtTV, USA, and Michael Moore’s TV Nation. A website created by her company, The Doc Tank, Inc., for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting won the Webby for the Best Site for Youth in 2003. Her work has won funding from the NEA, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA), Soros Fund (now Sundance), Robeson Fund, ITVS, NEH, and other funders.
She graduated from Harvard College with honors in Social Studies and started out at the Emmy-winning PBS series about the press, Inside Story with Hodding Carter, and series including Dining in France and Declarations for PBS, Lost & Found for f/x, and the NEH-funded A Life Apart, about Hasidic Jewry. She is a proud native and life-long resident of New York City.