Brad began his film career when
his short “Victims of Circumstance” received the Best Film award at the NYU Film Festival. He has worked as a screenwriter and script doctor as well as in film production, on both documentary and narrative feature films. He has created many socially minded projects including Little People Productions, an innovative/ moviemaking workshop for children on the Passamaquoddy Reservation in Washington County, Maine. Coley’s feature debut, “The Undeserved” can be seen on IFC/Sundance Channel and he recently completed his second feature East of Acadia. Coley's awards include The Leo Jaffe Prize and W.T. Johnson Fellowship Award.
Elise DuRant is a New York City based filmmaker. She began her career in the editing rooms of such notable filmmakers as Spike Lee and Woody Allen. She has edited various projects—feature films, documentaries, television programs—amongst them the award winning documentary Lost and Found in Mexico directed by first time filmmaker Caren Cross; El Luchador, an A&E docu-reality on Mexican wrestlers; and Los Invisibles, a one hour television program produced by Gael Garcia Bernal on the immigrant experience in Mexico. (credit for photo: Alejandro Arteaga)
Kevin is a documentary film editor and sound recordist based in Berkeley, CA who got his start recording sound for Albert Maysles of the Maysles Brothers. He has since worked as Editor and Assistant Editor on several short and feature-length documentaries including The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and Real Boy, a feature documentary following transgender musician Bennett Gwizdalski. He also conducts and records oral history interviews across the country for StoryCorps, a Peabody Award- winning non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the stories of everyday Americans in sound at the Library of Congress.
James is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean(2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his roles in Spider-Man, Pineapple Express (2008), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and other films, as well as TV roles in General Hospital and 11.22.63. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.
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Carmen is a California native, Brooklyn-based director of photography, producer and visual artist. From Lupus patients in Puerto Rico, to Spanish teachers in California, she has created stunning visual accents to stories across the globe. She has shot feature length documentaries (Shallow Waters: The Public Death Of Raymond Zack, Soledad, Las Chavas), short films (“Unplanned”, “Unstill Life”), music videos and commercials for clients such as Google, Adobe, HP, Puma, Sephora, Chase and The City of New York. Her work has been screened at film festivals around the world including the Toronto Film and Music Festival and the European Film Festival. She is currently shooting and producing four feature length documentaries entitled Supergirl, Soledad, and Las Chavas.
Seth Anderson has edited feature length and short films to much acclaim. His work as editor on “Speed for Thespians” helped earn the film an Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Film category. Anderson has edited numerous features including “Frank the Bastard” and “The Undeserved” for Brad Coley, horror film “Mercy” for Netflix and ”Paper Soldiers” for Universal Pictures. He has also edited television, including series for NBC, ABC, Bravo, Discovery, and TLC. He edited “Gina, an Actress Age 29,” which won Best Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. A graduate of NYU, Anderson’s first film job was working as an apprentice editor for Ang Lee on “Sense and Sensibility.” He lives in the New York area.
Cassidy first established himself as a story-teller reporting the news for over ten years, before transitioning to directing and producing documentaries as a way to engage more creatively with each story. Since founding his production company, Stories Matter Media, Cassidy has directed a score of documentary shorts, including Unstill Life, an Official Selection of the 2014 Long Island International Film Expo and The SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival. Cassidy also directed and produced the feature-length documentaries Soledad and Circles, both currently in post-production. He is a Film Independent Fast Track fellow, Film Independent Docs Lab fellow, and Points North fellow.
Beth Custer is a San Francisco based composer/musician who has scored the films of William Farley, Brad Coley, Cathy Lee Crane, Julie Wyman, Melinda Stone, Koohan Paik, KQED's Independent View, and CBS's The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. She has composed for the contemporary chamber groups Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Zeitgeist, Turtle Island and Kronos String Quartets; for the theatre productions of California Shakespeare, Overtone Industries, Campo Santo, San Diego Repertory, Cornerstone, and Magic Theatres; for the dance troupes Joe Goode Performance Group, AXIS Dance Company, and Roco Dance. She is currently composing an oratorio entitled Water Worship about the use, misuse, and regeneration of our most precious resource.
Residing in New York City for the past several decades, Kurt Ossenfort has worked in film and video as a production designer, director of photography, editor, director and producer. He is currently traveling to obscure corners of world recording its sights and sounds, revisiting a past life steeped in abstract moving images and ambient audio.