Abby directs for the award-winning Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. Her episode profiling chef Cristina Martinez is being called one of the best and highest ranking episodes of the series. Chef Martinez is an undocumented Mexican immigrant with a remarkable story and two renowned restaurants in Philadelphia. Abby’s most recent episode, for season six, featuring chef Mashama Bailey is a fresh and intimate story about the south. Having created her own culinary style, chef Bailey’s restaurant “The Grey” is a renovated bus station in Savannah, Georgia.
She has also profiled chef Ana Ros of Slovenia in season two and chef Tim Raue of Germany for the series’ third season, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. The series has garnered Emmy nominations including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.
Her award-winning feature documentary, Do You Dream in Color? looks at the injustices in the education system for students who are blind. It screened and won awards at festivals across the nation and screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. In 2017 it was selected to be part of a national screening series to empower disabled teenagers presented by the National Federation of the Blind.
Abby got her start producing the Emmy award-winning series, True Life for MTV and since then has directed, produced, and edited documentaries for: Ron Howard / Imagine Ent., Sundance Channel, Zac Efron/MTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Netflix, & National Geographic. In 2013 Abby was the recipient of the activist filmmaker grant at the annual NYWIFT Muse awards and in 2016 she was chosen to speak along with Jane Fonda, Chelsea Handler, Jenji Kohan and others representing the Women of Netflix. Her commercial and branded work includes projects for Amazon Prime, Bosch, Magnifique, Starbucks, YouTube, and The Wounded Warrior Project.
Abby lives on a regenerative farm in rural Virginia – Another Perfect Day. She is dedicated to showcasing the power of how this type of farming can transform our soil, environment, and planet. Abby is an activist and continues to explore how women are transforming filmmaking, farming, and food.