Tony’s award-winning films and videos have addressed a broad range of social issues, including  gentrification, immigration, racism, gender equity, sexuality, criminal justice, and peacebuilding. His 2010 New Day documentary Concrete, Steel & Paint, produced with Cindy Burstein, helped spark dialogue about restorative justice in the U.S., then recently found a new audience in Colombia, stimulating complex conversations about that country's peace and reconciliation process. His most recent New Day film, Care, produced with Deirdre Fishel, is an intimate exploration of home-based elder care from the POV of both workers and their clients. Tony has a B.A. from Antioch College and a Master’s degree from Rutgers University. He has taught media production at Rutgers, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and served for many years as Director of Media Production for the American Friends Service Committee. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Jane Golden, a dog and two cats.

Films by Tony Heriza


Care pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the complex nature of care work, the intimate bonds that form between care workers and elders—and the cracks in a system that is poorly serving both. 




Concrete, Steel & Paint

Concrete, Steel & Paint  tells the complex story of an artistic partnership that helps break down barriers between men in prison and victims of crime.