Director/Producer – Nicole Teeny
Nicole is interested in where art and anthropology intersect. She graduated from NYU with BFA’s in both film and dramatic writing. Her short films and documentaries have won awards and played at festivals worldwide. She was selected as a New South Young Playwrights Award Winner, a finalist for the Cinereach Film Fellowship, received the Artist’s Trust Award and grants from the Tacoma Arts Commission for her documentary Bible Quiz. She has another documentary in production about ramps (vegetable) and a few in development. She also works as a set designer and graphic artist. www.nicoleteeny.com.
Executive Producer – Marco Williams
Marco’s “Two Towns of Jasper”(2004) received the Peabody Award, was broadcast on POV on PBS, featured on Oprah and was the catalyst for Ted Koppel’s “America in Black and White”. “Banished” (2007) won the grand jury award at the Miami International Film Festival. “Freedom Summer” (2006) won a broadcast Emmy as part of a series. Marco also teaches at NYU.
Editor – James Codoyannis
After earning a B.F.A in Film & TV production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, James works as an editor and assistant editor in the New York City area. Assistant credits include the documentaries The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff (w/editor Samuel D. Pollard), American Masters: Inventing David Geffen (w/ editor Deborah Peretz; PBS broadcast TBA), and Slavery By Another Name (w/editor Jason Pollard and dir. Samuel D. Pollard; broadcast nationally on PBS). Editor credits include It Was A Tuesday (documentary short for dir. Jennifer Casriel), Percival’s Big Night (feature-length narrative for dir. William Sullivan), and several short films in the festival circuit.
Supervising Editor – Jason Pollard
JASON POLLARD’s introduction to film began at an early age through his parents, Sam and Glenda. As a result of their influence, Jason studied film at New York University. In 2007, he coedited Pete Seeger: The Power of Song which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. He was the editor for the History Channel documentary Black Preachers in 2005 and also co-edited Sing Your Song, a documentary about the life of singer/activist Harry Belafonte which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2012, he edited the PBS documentary Slavery By Another Name, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Jason has received a degree in B.F.A in Film & Television and a Masters in Cinema Studies, both from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.jasonlpollard.com
Associate Producer – Katie Warzak
Katheryn Warzak has produced several short films in addition to writing and directing her own. She has written over six feature length screenplays and her thesis project was a series of youth voting PSAs that aired nationwide on mtvU.
Composer – Christopher North
SChristopher North is a composer for film, TV, theater, dance and various ensembles (jazz, chamber music, orchestral, etc.) He’s also a singer/songwriter (eclectic rock, children’s music, etc.) and multi-instrumental musician (on Broadway / Grammy award-winning recordings.) Hailing from Texas, he followed his muse to Manhattan in 1997. He now thrives in Brooklyn, having released 12 albums (with 5 more slated for 2013), scored 4 feature films (with names you’d know) with 3 more out in 2013 as well as countless shorts, most of which currently screening / distributed around the world (Cable, DVD, Netflix, Itunes.) Collaborating and making music for film makes his heart soar and brings out his best work. VARIETY says he’s a “notable asset.”
Technologist/Field Assistant – Spencer McCormick
Spencer’s current obsession is to use technology to tell stories in novel ways. To learn more, or to collaborate, visit him at www.spencermccormick.com or give a shout out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultant – Eric Gray
A “serial entrepreneur” with over 20 years of experience, Eric has developed collective of contacts within the entertainment, finance and management industries which has been instrumental in creating strategic alliances with studios. Eric was drawn to the intersection of business and creative. His pursuits encompass industries such as fine jewelry, art and film. He has collaborated with Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated producer, Celine Rattray of Mandalay Vision in seeking finance for films. His producing credits include the documentary, ”Holiday in Rwanda”. He is also a founding partner of 2i Pictures.
Cinematography/Field Assistant – Nina Misch
Nina Misch graduated from NYU’s Film and Television program in 2007 with a focus in video editing and documentary production. When not at work in one of these fields, she travels haphazardly around North America. She currently lives in Los Angeles.