Prayer For a Perfect Season

HBO Sports Documentary

Filmmaker Bios

Karl Hollandt (Producer)

Karl Hollandt is one of the producers working with the filmmaking team of Marc Levin, Ben Selkow, R. Binky Brown, cinematographer Daniel Levin and editor James Lester in the development, shooting and editing of Prayer for a Perfect Season.

For Directors Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, Karl was the Coordinating Producer for the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, Brick City. The Sundance Channel series, presented by Executive Producer, Forest Whitaker, captured the daily drama of the Newark community, it's mayor, Cory Booker, and its citizens striving to become a better, safer, stronger place to live, after nearly a half-century of violence, poverty and corruption. For over three years while in production, Karl lived in Newark, building relationships with city hall officials, the police department, street activists, union officials, educators, ex-gang members, small business owners, and families of the Newark community. Karl was a cameraman for the series, as well as a registered Newark voter for the 2008 Presidential Election. Karl has also worked on two Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson HBO Documentaries, Schmatta: From Rags to Riches to Ragsand Hard Times: Lost on Long Island. Schmatta premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, and offered a firsthand account of how the industry helped generations of Americans march out of poverty and right into the golden age of the American middle class, only to watch it all decline as jobs become outsourced as the industry gets richer.. Hard Times: Lost on Long Island will premiere at the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival. The film follows a group of Long Island residents as they courageously describe the effect that their long time unemployed status has had on their families, finances, and ultimately their American dream, after the market crash of 2008, and ascent of the Great Recession.