Craig Atkinson


A multifaceted documentary filmmaker, Craig Atkinson is a notable producer, editor and cinematographer. Craig recently directed Do Not Resist, an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the award for Best Documentary. Craig was also an additional cinematographer on the documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. Craig produced and was the co-cinematographer on the feature-length documentary Detropia, a lyrical exploration of the city of Detroit trying to reinvent itself in a post-manufacturing United States. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Editing Award for U.S. Documentary. Detropia went on to win 10 additional awards worldwide and was short-listed for an Academy Award. While in Detroit, Craig was also a cinematographer on The Education of Muhammed Hussein, a 40-minute short documentary exploring the Muslim population in the Detroit area. The film, made for HBO, was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2012. Earlier in his career, Craig was Enat Sidi’s (The Wolfpack, Jesus Camp) assistant editor during 12th and Delaware, an HBO film that takes a compelling look at the ongoing abortion debate in America. Craig holds an MA in Visual Media Arts from Emerson College.