Daniel K. Berman - Director/Producer

Daniel is a Toronto-based filmmaker/producer and having received a Gemini Award for his work on Dewey Time – A Jazz Life. Daniel has also produced and directed the HD series Beautiful Noise (13 X 60′), Solos – Jazz Sessions (28 x 60′), the HD travel show Splendor in the Garden, Duos – Jazz Sessions (13 x 30′) and KEY OF EH! (6 x 30′) to name just a few.

Stephanie Black - Director/Producer

Filmography includes the award-winning feature-length documentaries H-2 Worker and Life & Debt, which have won both numerous awards around the world. Recently, Stephanie directed six episodes of “Being Bobby Brown” a reality show broadcast on BRAVO, Summer 2005 produced by B2 Entertainment. Stephanie also produced and directed “Africa Unite” a feature-length musical documentary on Bob Marley’s 60th birthday celebration in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. Stephanie is based in New York City.

Stacy Peralta - Director/Producer

Stacy Peralta is a director and producer, best known for Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001), Riding Giants (2004) and Crips and Bloods: Made in America.

Ian Cheney - Director

Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. Ian co-created, co-produced and starred in the feature documentary King Corn, which was released theatrically in 60 cities and awarded a George Foster Peabody Award in 2009. Ian subsequently directed the feature documentary The Greening of Southie featured in The New Yorker and on Good Morning America; Truck Farm, the story of urban agriculture in New York City; and The City Dark,  a documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night. The Search for General Tso is his latest feature.

Jennifer Steinman - Director/Producer

Jennifer Steinman has over 18 years of experience in television and filmmaking. Her work has aired nationally on PBS, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Sundance Channel, and many other television networks. Steinman won a Telly Award and has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing. Steinman directed, produced and edited the feature-length documentary film, MOTHERLAND, winning the prestigious Emerging Visions Audience Award. Her latest film is Desert Runners.

Christy Turlington Burns - Director

Christy Turlington Burns  is an American model and filmmaker. In 2010, Turlington founded “Every Mother Counts” (EMC), a campaign to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide. EMC was founded after the completion of Christy’s documentary, No Woman, No Cry, a film about maternal mortality in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala, and the United States.

Jon Reiss - Director/Producer

Jon Reiss is an award-winning producer and director, named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety. His work has screened at prestigious film festivals around the world, including SundanceTorontoBerlinTribecaLos AngelesRotterdamSeattleNew Directors/New Films, and Sao Paulo, among others. As a result of this success, Reiss has built a dedicated global film audience. His films with Cargo include Bomb It and Bomb It 2.

Nina Davenport - Director

Nina Davenport’s films have all been to varying degrees autobiographical. Her first film, Hello Photo (1994), is a poetic and cinematic essay about her travels in India. It premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and received many festival awards, including “Best Documentary” at Melbourne. Her second film, Always a Bridesmaid (2000) is a humorous and poignant account of her love-life (and is in fact the prequel to First Comes Love). It aired on HBO/Cinemax and on Channel Four’s “True Stories”. Davenport’s third feature documentary, Parallel Lines (2003) is a lyrical road movie about her journey from California back home to New York, in the aftermath of September 11th. It premiered at IDFA and aired on the BBC series “Storyville”. Her film Operation Filmmaker (2007) explored the relationship between filmmaker and subject, as it followed an Iraqi film student who traveled from war-torn Iraq to a Hollywood movie set. That film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and aired on the PBS series “Independent Lens”. First Comes Love is Davenport’s fifth feature documentary.

Jorge Hinojosa - Director/Producer

Jorge Hinojosa has been managing every facet of Ice-T’s career for the last 28 years. In December 2010, Ice-T and Jorge formed Final Level Entertainment and created and produced a TV series for the A&E Network called The Peacemaker. The series focused on bring peace to gangs that were at war with each other. Their next project was the documentary The Art of Rap (2012) for which Jorge was the Executive Producer. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp is his latest film with Ice-T as producer.

Robert Greenwald - Director/Producer

Robert Greenwald is an American television, feature film and documentary filmmaker. Greenwald is founder and president of Brave New Films (BNF), a “new media company that uses moving images to educate, influence, and empower viewers to take action around issues that matter”.  His body of work includes investigative documentaries such as Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004), Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004), Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005), Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006), Rethink Afghanistan (2009), Koch Brothers Exposed (2012), and War on Whistleblowers (2013). His eighth feature-length documentary, Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, was released in October 2013. His work has earned him 25 Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, the Peabody Award and the Robert Wood Johnson Award. 


Carol Dysinger - Director

Carol Dysinger directed the a feature length documentary, Camp Victory, Afghanistan. It premiered in competition at South By Southwest 2010, played at the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Prior to directing docs, Prof. Dysinger edited many documentaries and features, including “DEADLINE”, RAIN for Lola Films, and M.Scorsese Executive Producer among others.

Andreas Johnsen - Director/Producer

Andreas Johnsen is a self-taught filmmaker. Since 2003, Johnsen has directed, produced and financed his films from start to end. Johnson has a focus on social issues and differences in the world and is curious about artists, especially in third world countries, and how they manage to develop and produce their art, often under extreme circumstances. Renowned for Murder (2009), the story of at-risk women suffering under Nicaragua’s strict ban on abortion. Andreas has a number of films with Cargo Film & Releasing and his latest film is the critically acclaimed Ai Wei Wei:The Fake Case.

Sally Rowe - Director

Sally Rowe is New Zealand born filmmaker. Sally began working in film in 1992 as an apprentice editor, assistant and editor in Thailand, Los Angeles and New York, respectively. In 2001, she returned to set as a script supervisor on numerous independent features, commercials and the entire run of Comedy Central’s Emmy nominated “CHAPPELLE’S SHOW.” A MATTER OF TASTE marks her directorial debut.

Andrew Rossi - Director

Andrew Rossi is an American filmmaker. In 2011 he directed Page One: Inside the New York Times which was nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys and a 2011 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Documentary. The film was co-distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media and grossed over $1 million at the domestic box office.His work has appeared on the History Channel, Sundance Channel, MTV Networks and HBO, including Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven which premiered on HBO. In 2013 Rossi was one of the first directors to be commissioned by CNN Films to develop feature length documentaries for theatrical and television distribution by CNN, including his next film about the transformation of higher education.

Claude Barnes - Director/Producer

Claude Barnes’ (Keep It In The Family Productions) work in television has earned him both Emmy & Gemini award nominations, and his trend-setting films have put him in high demand as a producer and director. His doc films & series – Milk?, PhotoXplorers, Paddling Bryans, Door to Door, Behind the Lens, Feng Shui Life, Crimes of Fashion, Icons of Wrestling, Aftershock: Surviving Haiti – all air internationally.