Producer / Director

Stephen Higgins

is a photographer working in New York and San Francisco. His work has been exhibitedin the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has shot commercially for clients including the New York Times Co., Japan Air Lines, Target Corp. and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Higgins studied photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
www.stephenhiggins.com

Producer / Co-Director

Nina Gilden Seavey

is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and a 25-year veteran of the documentary world. Her work can be seen on television, in theaters, and in museum exhibitions across the nation. She is the founder and director of The Documentary Center at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She also has served as Festival Director, Executive Producer, and Programmer for SILVERDOCS: The AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival.
www.gwu.edu

Executive Producer

Scott Dunklee

is a managing partner and founder of the executive recruiting firm The Lancer Group. Prior to that, Scott worked in the Silicon Valley office of Heidrick & Struggles as a member of the firm's International Technology Practice. He was also a consultant with R.J. Watkins & Company, a boutique search firm in San Diego, where he managed senior level engagements in the technology and biotechnology sectors, and was also Director of Business Development for a Mexico City based holding company, where he oversaw the company's equity investments and served in interim management roles for various portfolio companies. Scott received his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Southern California in 1988 and his MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University in 1995.
www.lancergroup.net

 

Executive Producer

Kristie Nova

is a managing partner of The Lancer Group. Prior to joining The Lancer Group, Kristie served as a consultant for Slayton International Executive Search, the 18th largest retained executive search firm in the United States. Kristie also served as a consultant with A.T. Kearney Executive Search. Kristie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
www.lancergroup.net


Director of Photography

Christopher Jenkins

Chris's camera work reflects his unique eye for beauty and his appreciation for cultural diversity. Specializing in international documentary productions, Chris has been behind the lens of award-winning films such as Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. Prior to receiving his Master's degree in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University, Chris worked with deaf Sudanese refugees in East Africa (UNHCR) and with orphaned children in southern Chile. Currently, Chris is based out of Santa Barbara where he's producing live HD concerts for some of the world's top musicians.
www.naturalvip.com

Director of Photography

James Morton-Haworth

was the youngest student ever admitted to the National Film and Television School in the UK, and the first to receive a scholarship from the David Lean Foundation. He also won a first prize in Kodak's Student Commercial Awards. James directed photography for "Hacer La Luna," and is currently directing documentaries for the BBC.
www.jamesmh.net

Editor

Ian Rummer

Ian Rummer’s diverse experience ranging from advertising and broadcast promotion to independent film brings a broad skill set to the edit suite. Passionate about crafting story and equally accomplished in the refinement process, Ian crosses genres to create award-winning work respected by the film community as well as the television industry. His clients include National Geographic, Discovery Communications, PBS, BBC America, XM Satellite Radio, Travel Channel, McCann-Erickson, and MTV. Ian is a senior editor at TEAM Sound & Vision located in Washington, DC.
www.teamgroup.tv

Composer

John Califra

is an accomplished composer whose work includes scores for dramatic and animated feature films, documentaries and historic events such as the New York City Times Square Millennium celebration and the World Baseball Classic. Recent film credits include Keiko Ibi's Oscar-winning The Personals, Barbara Rick's National Emmy-winning She Says; Women in News and My Brother starring Vanessa Williams. His music is confident, well-crafted and spans an impressive range of styles, genres and emotions.
www.johncalifra.com




Production Manager

Algor Lieman

grew up in Kenya, where his active interest in still photography led to an interest in filmmaking. Lieman obtained his B.A .in film and video in the U.K., then returned to Africa to film a documentary. He has worked in Madrid for television and in New York and South Carolina for New Line Cinema as well as having been involved in multiple international projects, with shoots taking place in five different continents.

Editor/Associate Producer

Daniel Z. Kelleher

has been working on independent feature films for more than 10 years, beginning with fiction and evolving into the documentary world. He has worked on films as diverse as Wes Craven's Music from the Heart and The Simian Line. With acclaimed Iranian director Amir Naderi he edited Marathon the third feature film in his New York trilogy. Recently, Ò'Céilleachair completed Vajra Sky Over Tibet, which was theatrically released in the U.S. in 2006. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and has studied film at NYU, School of Visual Arts and Film/Video Arts, NY.

Bullfight Consultant

Jose Antonio del Moral

is a well-known author and television personality in Spain. For thirty years, he has covered the corrida de toros (bullfighting) in newspapers, magazines, books and television. He has written seven books, including the recent "How to Watch a Corrida de Toros," which is published in France and Spain, and will soon be available in English.

 

Sound Mixer

Scott Rhame

has been mixing and sound-designing award-winning soundtracks for films, documentaries, spots and promos for 14 years. His work has been featured on networks such as CBS, FOX, ABC, HBO, ESPN, PBS, CMT, NFL Network, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, A&E and the Travel Channel. Scott also worked at NFL Films, where he was part of the startup NFL Network as one of the network’s first sound designers and mixers. His film work has been featured at film festivals such as SXSW, Washington, DC Film Festival and International Documentary Association Festival.

Additional Editing:

Ibon Olaskoaga

Russ Gregg

Assistant Editors:

Gabriel Restrepo

Livia Radwanski

Paola Morales

Camera Operators

Raul Cadenas de la Vega

Marshall Stief

Paul Wilson

Sound Engineer

Mark Wissing

is an audio engineer who, for 30 years, has worked in top New York City recording studios with some of the best musicians in the world. He moves seamlessly from jazz to orchestral to rock and roll, listening for the best possible blend of sounds.  His client list includes artist Miles Davis and a large number of bands from Rock to jazz to Bluegrass with a swing into big bands and orchestras.  He has worked on a variety of movies, television and documentaries and he was one of the original MTV live audio techs. His most recent work can be heard in “My Brother” starring Vanessa Williams which is currently nominated for the NAACP Image Award.

Sound technician

Raul Martinez

has worked as a sound recordist for the past 7 years, recording for over 150 production - including 35mm films, HD documentaries, publicity and television with some of Spain's largest production companies. Raul studied sound at the London's School of Audio Engineering and has a B.A. in Sound Recording Techniques.

Production Assistants

Robert Higgins

Randy Ian Hosein