Heather White is the founder and former president (1995–2005) of www.verite.org, an award-winning non-profit organization recognized for its groundbreaking leadership in the areas of global supply chain monitoring and factory social audits. From 2011–2014 she was a Network Fellow at Edmond Safra Center for Ethics, at Harvard University. Complicit is her first documentary feature.
Freedom for the Wolf
Rupert Russell holds a PhD from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He is currently working on a series of animated short films, How the World Went Mad, about the rise of political insanity, for the documentary streaming platform, Yaddo. Freedom For The Wolf is his first feature documentary.
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Bill Morrison is a New York-based filmmaker and artist. His films often combine rare archival material set to contemporary music, for which he has collaborated with some of the most influential composers of our time. Morrison's films are also in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the EYE Film Institute.
Tomorrow We Disappear
Jimmy Goldblum began his career as an interactive director and producer. In 2008, Goldblum won the Emmy for "New Approaches to Documentary" for Live Hope Love, an interactive documentary he produced for the Pulitzer Center. Goldblum also wrote, filmed, and produced “The Institute for Human Continuity”, an online narrative for Sony Pictures’ film 2012, which is widely considered one of the most successful transmedia campaigns of all time. Additionally, CNN called his first interactive documentary, “Yearbook 2006”, “so special…the best of the best” of all Hurricane Katrina documentaries. Goldblum's projects have won an Emmy, a Webby for Best Art Project, and have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, and USA Today.
Weber is an editor, director, and writer who has worked for major film and television studios in New York and Los Angeles. He edited Michel Gondry’s Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy (IFC Films), an animated documentary about Noam Chomsky, which IndieWire named one of the top three documentaries of 2013. Weber was an assistant editor on Gondry’s The Green Hornet, and previously worked as the apprentice editor on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.
The Other Side
After an award¬-winning career as a photojournalist, Maisie Crow turned her attention to filmmaking. In 2014, her short film, The Last Clinic was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy, and she was listed as one of PDN InMotion’s 20 Emerging Artists to Watch in Film and Video. In 2012, her multimedia project, “Half ¬Lives: Chernobyl Workers Now”, won an Overseas Press Club award. In 2010, her short film A Life Alone was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Recently, she worked as a director of photography on MTV's documentary series, True Life.
(If I can sing a song about) Ligatures
City of Ghosts
Heineman’s previous film, Cartel Land, was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Emmy Awards after premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won Jury Awards for directing and cinematography. For his work on the film, Heineman received the DGA Award and the International Documentary Association's Courage Under Fire Award. Previously, he directed and produced the Emmy Award–nominated documentary Escape Fire, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
City of the Sun
Rati Oneli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and lived in New York from 1999 to 2014, after which he returned to Georgia to make his documentary, City of the Sun. Oneli specialized in Middle East Studies, as well as International affairs, at Free University Tbilisi and Columbia University in New York. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at the European Graduate School. In 2014, he produced and co-edited Invisible Spaces, a short film that premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival, and which was nominated for the Palme d'Or. His next production, Lethe, premiered in 2016 at the Director’s Fortnight, Cannes International Film Festival. City of the Sun is Oneli’s first feature-length documentary.