Jocelyn Glatzer • Co-director, co-producer on food+future
Jocelyn Glatzer is a documentary film director/producer with 25 years of experience in all aspects of production, distribution, outreach and marketing of social issue, arts and science documentaries. Glatzer recently completed FURSATO (Executive Producer), a film about the people living in a small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone who search for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse breeder cope with the loss of their homes and the unseen danger of radiation. Each faces a crucial decision: to stay or to go? Furusato, or hometown, is an unsettling portrait of daily life amid an ongoing cataclysm, one with repercussions far beyond Japan’s shores. FURSATO won a Golden Dove in 2016 at Dok Leipzig after premiering at the Vienna International Film Festival this November. [More…]
Ilisa Barbash • Co PRODUCER and Consulting Director on Against goliath
Ilisa (Lisa) Barbash co-directed and produced SWEETGRASS (2009) and IN AND OUT OF AFRICA (1992). SWEETGRASS was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and was selected as part of the US State Department and UCS’s American Documentary Showcase in 2012. Lisa wrote Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari (2017), co-wrote Cross-Cultural Filmmaking: A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Video (1997), and co-edited The Cinema of Robert Gardner (2007). She is Curator of Visual Anthropology at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology where she makes films, and writes books and has curated sixteen exhibitions about photography.
Amy Geller • producer at small angst films inc.
Award-winning filmmaker, Amy Geller has dedicated over a decade and a half to producing films. Her work has been broadcast in the US and abroad and has screened at film festivals around the world. Her credits include: PBS/BBC broadcast docudrama MURDER AT HARVARD (2003), the Sundance Institute-supported narrative STAY UNTIL TOMORROW(2005), THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA (2006), a four-hour PBS mini-series, LOVE AND OTHER ANXIETIES (2010), funder turned filmmaker Lyda Kuth’s personal documentary, and FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009), which premiered at SXSW and was broadcast in Spain, France, Israel, and Japan and on the Documentary Channel. From 2012-2014, Geller served as the Artistic Director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, where she received a Chai in the Hub Award for Jewish Leaders under 45. Her feature-length directorial debut THE GUYS NEXT DOOR, co-directed by Allie Humenuk, was released in 2016 and has been winning jury prizes and audience awards at film festivals across the country.
REBECca williams • SOUND RECORDIS • ASSISTANT EDITOR
Rebecca Williams is an aspiring independent filmmaker living in Boston MA. Graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2016 with a BFA in Film/Video, she has a passion for acting, directing and editing. During her undergraduate program she interned at Rule Boston Camera, was a Teaching Assistant for several classes, and worked managing film and video equipment in the “film cage”.
ANNA GRAHAM • sound recordist • aSSISTANT editor (2015-2017)
Anna Graham is an experimental filmmaker, documentarian and photographer working in Boston, MA. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies and freelances as a documentary filmmaker in the Boston area. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015 with a BFA in Film/Video, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Continuing Education department. During her undergraduate studies she concentrated on nonfiction filmmaking, experimenting with unconventional storytelling methods while embracing the photochemical medium of film.