Sierra Pettengill was a Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fellow, a fellow at the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies, and is a board member of Screen Slate. She has also worked as an archival researcher for the likes of Jarmusch and Adam Pendleton.
Her work, much of it all-archival, includes Town Hall (co-directed with Jamila Wignot) about the emergent Tea Party movement for PBS, and 2017’s The Reagan Show, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival before airing on CNN. Her archival short The Rifleman premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
- Riotsville, U.S.A. 2022
- The Rifleman (short) 2021
- The Business of Thought: A Recorded History of Artists Space (short) 2020