Nubar Alexanian, Director/Producer – has worked for the past 35 years as a photojournalist and filmmaker, working for major magazines such as Life, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, GEO, NYTimes Magazine . He has collaborated with Errol Morris on his films for the past 20 years. Nubar has five books in print, including JAZZ with Wynotn Marsalis (2002) and NONFICTION: Photographs by Nubar Alexanian From The Film Sets Of Errol Morris (2008). His filmmaking credits include Phantom Shorts (2009), high speed slow motion clips with a Phantom camera of the Cedar Lake Dance Troupe in New York; Flamenco Nuevo (2007) and Flamenco Shorts (2004) sponsored by BOSE Corporation; and The Clifford Ball (1994), a documentary film about PHISH which aired on MTV. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship for work in Peru.
Abby Alexanian, Writer/Producer – Abby is a nonprofit consultant at Root Cause, focusing on strategy, quality improvement, and implementation support for direct service providers. She holds a Master of Public Policy and an MBA in nonprofit management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and graduated from Vassar College with a BA in International Studies. Abby grew up working on her father’s photography and film sets in various roles leading up to her work as Writer/Producer.
Jocelyn Glatzer, Consulting Producer – has directed, produced and edited social issue documentary films for the past 20 years. She produced My Country, My Country an Oscar®-nominated film by Laura Poitras about the first democratic elections in Iraq after the U.S. occupation (POV 2006), and she directed The Flute Player about a survivor of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide (POV 2003), which was nominated for an Emmy. She also directed ART2000, about one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s senate race fundraisers, and she has worked at Maysles Films and on numerous arts programs for the PBS Great Performances series.
Laura Wiessen, Consutling Producer-has worked as a news and documentary writer, producer and director for more than 15 years, producing programming for such networks as PBS, CNN, The History Channel, MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo. She has produced hour-long documentaries on topics ranging from the conditions leading to the impeachment of a President, to the Nazis’ secret killing squads, to the archaeology of the southwestern United States. Laura holds a Master’s Degree in European History from the University of Chicago.
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi, Editor – has worked since 2001 as a feature-length documentary editor. Her editing credits include: Henry Ford, directed by Sarah Colt (PBS American Experience, 2012); Photographic Memory, directed by Ross McElwee (2011); Animas Perdidas (Lost Souls), directed by Monika Navarro (LINCS, 2009); The Truth About Cancer, directed by Linda Garmon (WGBH, 2008); For the Love of Movies, directed by Gerald Peary (2008); Shadow of the House: Photographer Abelardo Morell, directed by Allie Humenuk (2007); Twisted, directed by Laurel Chiten (ITVS, PBS Independent Lens, 2007) and many others.
P.H. O’Brien, DP has had a long career of shooting and producing documentary films and TV shows. Among P.H.’s many director-of-photography/producer credits are Steve James’ (Hoop Dreams) Reel Paradise, Head Games and THE WAR TAPES (best documentary, Tribeca 2006). He shot and produced Bad Voodoo’s War for Frontline on PBS, the MTV show How’s Your News? And Earth Made of Glass for HBO which was nominated for a producers guild award and winner of a 2012 Peabody Award. His latest documentary Six Days to Air… the making of South Park was nominated for an Emmy.