Nubar Alexanian is a documentary photographer & filmmaker, whose photographs have been featured in major magazines in the United States and Europe including The New York Times Magazine, Life, Fortune, Geo, National Geographic, Time & Newsweek and many others. For the past 40 years he has travelled to more than 30 countries focusing on long-term personal projects that describe the human condition. He is a Fulbright Scholar with seven books in print, including NONFICTION: Photographs From the Film Sets of Errol Morris and JAZZ with Wynton Marsalis. His work is in many public and private collections and include one-person exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph and The Burden Gallery, New York.
His filmmaking credits include Recipe For Disaster: Green Crabs in The Great Marsh (2019 RT 6:30) written, produced and directed by Nubar Alexanian, the story of an ecological catastrophe in the making in four neighboring towns on the Massachusetts coast; Science All Around Us (2015 RT 15:00) Producer/Director, TV Pilot about the world of science as seen through the eyes of a very special boy; Calling All Chefs (2014 RT 5:20) Producer/Director: when a bar & grill owner posted an ad on Craigslist for a new cook, he never expected a two-star Michelin chef from Italy; Flamenco Nuevo (2007 RT 30:00) Director & DP, featuring a flamenco troupe from Andalusia, Spain, sponsored by BOSE Corporation; The Clifford Ball (1994), (Co-Director) a documentary film about the band PHISH which aired on MTV.
His production company, Walker Creek Media, LLC was created in 2006 and produces documentary films for non-profit organizations. He is President of the Board of Directors at Atlantic Public Media, Woods Hole, MA and Board Chair at Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc.
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi is a filmmaker working in Cambridge, Massachusetts with over twenty years experience. She works primarily as a feature-length documentary film editor/producer for broadcast, theatrical, and festival films.
Editing credits include: Salvage (SXSW 2019); The Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads (2016),The Rise and Fall of Penn Station (2014) and Henry Ford (2013) both for PBS’ American Experience; Photographic Memory by Ross McElwee (ARTE, 2011); Animas Perdidas: Lost Souls 2009); The Truth About Cancer (PBS/APT 2008); Shadow of the House: Photographer Abelardo Morell (2007); Twisted (PBS Independent Lens, 2007); A Jew Among the Germans (PBS Frontline, 2005), and Touched (2002).
P.H. O’Brien, Cinematographer, 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 documentary Six Days to Air… the making of South Park was nominated for an Emmy.
Jocelyn Glatzer, Consulting Producer, is an award-winning media-maker focused on creating arts and social issue documentaries that spark critical inquiry by illuminating the lives of brave and creative individuals who up-end the status quo and lead to inspiring new ways of thinking and behaving. Jocelyn is best known for producing the Oscar-nominated film MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, about a doctor in Iraq who runs for political office in the first elections after the U.S. occupation (part of Laura Poitras’ post-911 trilogy), and for directing THE FLUTE PLAYER, about the life of Cambodian genocide survivor, Arn Chorn Pond, and his work to heal himself and his country by reviving Cambodia’s traditional music, which had nearly been obliterated by the Khmer Rouge. THE FLUTE PLAYER was nominated for an Emmy Award, received a Cine Golden Eagle, and won Best First Film at SXSW before being aired on P.O.V. and distributed internationally. Recently, Jocelyn produced FURUSATO, a cautionary tale about the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster told through the experiences of residents living directly around the meltdown. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, won a Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig, and was distributed theatrically in Europe.
Jackie Mow, Consulting Producer, produced news in France, chased ambulances for local TV news and reported for public radio. Passionate about science and education, she eventually landed a job at NOVA, PBS’ flagship science series. She went on to produce and direct for National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and PBS Kids. She has made films with a great diversity of subjects: the dog genome, Arctic dinosaurs, tunnel engineering, health disparities, early aviation and more.
Jackie has also worked on several documentaries using personal narrative to tell stories of women and girls around the world. These films include World in the Balance, a film about population policy in Kenya and A Girl’s Life, a documentary focusing on personal stories of cyber-bullying, violence, and body image. She also produced, directed and shot East of Salinas (PBS/Independent Lens), a story about immigration, childhood and circumstance told through the eyes of a young boy. In addition to the broadcast, the film has screened in film festivals and community forums
across the country.
Laura Wiessen, Consulting 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.
Abby Alexanian, Writer/Producer, 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.