Cassandra Herrman


Producer / Camera


Cassandra Herrman is an award winning producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance. Her work includes stories on a range of subjects from domestic homicide and gun legislation to the intersection of music and politics. She has produced and reported in China, India, the Middle East, Latin and South America, and 17 countries in Africa. Cassandra’s films have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. She has recently been producing and directing immersive journalism virtual reality experiences. AFTER SOLITARY, a VR experience that premiered at the SXSW film festival, won the Jury Award for Room Scale VR, as well as the award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling at the 2017 Online Journalism Awards (ONA). Her independent feature doc, WHEN I SAY AFRICA, about the Western fascination with “saving” Africa, is in post production. She has taught graduate level courses in production as well as a year-long master’s thesis seminar in visual storytelling at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she received her master’s degree.


Sec. Title Time Location
001 J284 Documentary Production
Fall 2019
T 2:00-6:00 101 North Gate
016 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Documentary
Fall 2019
By appt. By appointment
2 J283 Video Reporting and Storytelling-Section 2
Spring 2019
M 1:00 - 5:00 (LNR) ; Th 9:30- 12:30 (UNR) 106 North Gate (Upper News)


Documentary, Multimedia, Video Journalism