on Hardy is the owner and operator of in3 Productions. He’s an award-winning photographer, editor and filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Don spent more than a decade working as a television news photojournalist with FOX, ABC and NBC affiliates in New York, Florida and the San Francisco Bay Area. He also spent a year as lead photojournalist and editor for TechNow, a weekly technology and business show that airs on NBC11 in the Bay Area and is syndicated to select major markets across the country.
He has won numerous awards for his photography and editing including 6 Emmys, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, 7 Associated Press Awards, the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year Award and more than 15 National Press Photographer Association Awards.
In 2002, Don branched out into documentary production. Along with his producing partner Dana Nachman, Don created a long-form documentary called Close to Home, revisiting Bay Area families who lost loved ones the year before in the attacks on September 11th. The emotionally gripping story was awarded an Emmy, RTNDA and an Edward R. Murrow award for Best Documentary. The team followed that film with a scorching look at the medical marijuana debate in Pot & Politics, which was awarded the Associated Press award for Best Documentary.
In 2005, Don collaborated with former NBC colleague and TechNow host Scott Budman to create Sound Man: From WWII to MP3. The film tells the story of Jack Mullin, a sound engineer who changed the face of American music recording for a generation of musicians by developing the first magnetic tape recorder. Sound Man screened at film festivals across the country, was broadcast on NBC in the Bay Area, and has become part of the curriculum at prestigious music schools nationwide.
In 2008, KTF Films released Witch Hunt. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and made the rounds on the film festival circuit. Witch Hunt was purchased by MSNBC Films and premiered on MSNBC in April 2009. To date, the film has been seen by more than six million people around the world.
In 2011, Don and Dana’s most recent film, Love Hate Love premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film has now won the Artivist Spirit Award at the 2011 Artivist Film Festival and the Best Directing Award at the 2011 DocUtah Film Festival.
Right now Don and Dana are hard at work their next film, The Human Experiment. It’s scheduled to be released in the fall of 2012.