Elisabeth Haviland James -Director/Producer/Editor a passionate documentary storyteller, James is a Peabody and Emmy winning filmmaker (The Loving Story, Althea, In So Many Words); her work includes historical, cinema verite, environmental and experimental films. From the jungles of Central Africa to dusty basement archives, she loves the challenge of capturing the heart of a story. James is hooked by the opportunity to tell a “pangaeaic” story about relationships - to each other, to animals and to our planet. She approaches this story with the belief that broadening our understanding of “the other” cultivates peace.
Revere La Noue -Director/Producer/Editor a filmmaker and visual artist working on a wide array of creative projects all over the world. As a filmmaker, Revere has collaborated with a wide range of organizations including National Geographic, HBO, PBS, NBC Sports, The New Yorker Magazine, The National Science Foundation and universities and non-profits across the country. His recent art exhibitions have featured street culture in Buenos Aires, desert topography in the Liwa Oasis, and an experimental photography show at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. He discovered his love for birds as a teenager volunteering at a raptor rehabilitation facility at an urban wilderness park in Baltimore City.
Christopher Behlau- Co-Producer/Executive Producer the founder and principle of Matter Films, LLC, headquartered in Los Angeles. An ardent naturalist with an innate interest in anthropology, Behlau draws on his experiences in both the corporate and creative worlds, seeking out unique projects that help audiences better understand the world in which we live. Whether about street children in the slums of Mombasa or tigers in the blazing jungles of India and Bangladesh, Behlau collaborates with the best production teams around the globe to bring powerful and lasting films into production.
Michael Tiemann - Executive Producer is the President of Manifold Recording, a high-end, carbon-neutral recording studio and media production facility. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of UNC School of the Arts, the International Advisory Board of Carolina Performing Arts, and a founding member of the Friends of CEFS Board, which oversees sustainable farming initiatives between NC State University, North Carolina A&T University, and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Michael has made connections and investments that have helped to make documentary films on subjects ranging from analog synthesizers (I DREAM OF WIRES) to sustainable farming (RANCHER FARMER FISHERMAN). Documentary credits for Manifold Recording include THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (soundtrack recording) and DEAR GOVERNOR CUOMO (audio post for music and dialog).
Dr. Amy Tiemann - Executive Producer is the President of Spark Productions and an Owner of Manifold Recording. As an award-winning author, educator and media producer, Dr. Tiemann adds her informed insights to each of her projects. Her Executive Producer credits include Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016) and The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017). Both films have been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary. Dr. Tiemann has been a passionate, lifelong advocate for human rights and equality. She loves stories that cross boundaries. In spring 2018 she will release a new book that will serve as an essential guide to personal safety and taking next steps now that the #MeToo moment has arrived in American society.
Benjamin Pritchard - Cinematographer driven by a passion for light, composition and people, and drawing on a wealth of knowledge garnered from years of experience in the feature and commercial industries of London, the last seven years has seen Pritchard shooting documentaries throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia exploring fresh visual dynamics in response to diverse cultural expressions.
Nathan Halpern - Composer - recently named one of Indiewire's ‘Composers to Watch’, Nathan is a Brooklyn-based talent who brings intuition and subtle genius to the art of documentary scoring. His recent credits include THE RIDER, HOOLIGAN SPARROW, THE WITNESS, THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT, RICH HILL, RANCHER FARMER FISHERMAN, THE WORKERS CUP and MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, among several others. Having worked with Nathan as he composed the delicate score for IN SO MANY WORDS, the Directors look forward to beginning their second collaboration with him.
Wade Wilson - Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer - a world-class motion picture sound designer. Wade migrated from television into the feature film realm in 1999 as a SFX Designer. His first feature film assignment was, THE PERFECT STORM, and his design work earned an Academy Award nomination for best sound. He has gone on to design sound for 40 films, including, SHREK, MADAGASCAR, ELF, MYSTIC RIVER, SHARK TALE, THE HUNGER GAMES, and many others. He has six Golden Reel awards for his creative sound work. He collaborated with James and La Noue on IN SO MANY WORDS and ALTHEA