EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEPHEN MOFFITT
has collaborated with Ellen Perry on documentary films since 1996, when
he joined her in China to assist in the production of Great Wall Across
the Yangtze, a national PBS piece that premiered in 2000. Mr. Moffitt
served as Executive Producer for both Great
Wall and Ms. Perry's latest film, The Fall of Fujimori.
Mr. Moffitt traveled to Peru and Japan to help with the production of
Fujimori. Mr. Moffitt has a degree in Neuroscience from Brown University
and conducts research in computer graphics.
EDITOR, WRITER KIM ROBERTS
is an Emmy-nominated documentary film editor. Her credits include Daughter
From Danang, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, an Academy Award
nomination, and was broadcast nationally on American Experience; Lost
Boys of Sudan, a 2004 Independent Spirit Award winner; the Emmy-nominated
Daddy & Papa, which premiered at Sundance and has won Best Documentary
prizes at over a dozen film festivals; A Hard Straight,
which has its PBS national broadcast in 2005; and Great Wall Across the
Yangtze. She was the Second Editor on the Academy Award nominee and Sundance
Grand Jury Prize winner Long Night's Journey Into Day. Kim has also edited
for the PBS series Frontline World, and is a writer/director of both documentary
and fiction films.
SECOND EDITOR CARLA GUTIERREZ
received a Masters
of Arts in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University. She has
edited a number of short documentaries, including, Grease, which she also
co-directed, about society’s dependency on oil. The project was
a Regional Finalist for
the Student Academy Awards. She directed the short, First Words, which
won Best Documentary at the 2004 New York International Latino Film Festival
and a Jury Honorary Mention at San Antonio CineFestival. She is also the
recipient of the prestigious
Princess Grace Award and the Enersen
Grant. Her latest film Time Lost has been nominated for an IDA
Award and was a semifinalist for the Angelus Documentary Award. Time Lost
premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival
in October 2004.
WRITER ZACK ANDERSON has written a widely acclaimed
pop culture column for the alternative weekly AVA for over ten years.
In addition to his regular column, Anderson has written several screenplays,
including Diversion Girl, Boonville,
and Pig Hunt. He is currently developing
screenplays with Jerry Offsay’s Parkchester Pictures. He has a degree
in History from Harvard University.
COMPOSER MARK ADLER has
scored nine feature films and twelve television movies. Features include
Paramount Classics' Focus, based on the novel by Arthur Miller and starring
William H. Macy and Laura Dern. Also notable is the Miramax film Picture
Bride, which won the Audience Award at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.
Other credits include the Wayne Wang films Eat A Bowl of Tea and Life
Is Cheap, numerous National Geographic Specials, and three Oscar-nominated
feature documentaries. He also wrote and produced source music for the
Philip Kaufman films The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Henry and June,
and was involved as a producer in the re-creation of indigenous Brazilian
music for the Saul Zaentz production At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
He recently composed original music for The Road To Memphis, directed
by Richard Pearce as part
of the Martin Scorsese-produced series,
The Blues. In 1999 he won a Primetime Emmy for his work on HBO's The Rat
Pack, which featured Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna and Don Cheadle.
SOUND DESIGNER STEVE BISSINGER has
original sound and music for film, television, radio, theater, advertising,
video games, interactive media and museum installations for over fifteen
years. He has been nominated
for two Emmy Awards for outstanding sound design for his work on Northern
Exposure and the television mini-series Peter Benchley’s Creature
as well as three Golden Reel awards
from the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Guild for outstanding sound
design for Northern Exposure, The Visitor and Peter Benchley’s Creature
for which he won in 1999. Feature film credits include The Shipping News,
Behind Enemy Lines, The Edge, The Professional, The Usual Suspects, Killing
Zoe, Apt Pupil, Blown Away and Tombstone. Additionally, he has done television
commercials for Nike, Coke, Mercedes, Ford, Nintendo,
music and sound design for the video game The Sims as well as sound installations
and interactive tours for San Francisco MOMA, the J. Paul Getty Museum
and the Rockefeller JY Center in Jackson, Wyoming.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (JAPAN) JUNJI AOKI
is a 22-year-old director of photography veteran. Aoki started with 16mm
documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic, and major networks around
the world. He assisted for the Maysles
Brothers on Christo And Jeanne Claude — 5
By The Maysles Brothers. Aoki currently shoots Japanese feature films
and documentaries for NHK and TV Tokyo. He was awarded the Introducing
Japan Films Silver Prize for a Channel 4 (UK) documentary.