Eva Moss – Co-Producer
Eva Moss is a jack of many trades: a freelance director, producer, DP, editor and audience engager for every type of media imaginable, including feature films, web and branding videos, social issue documentaries, and interactive video websites. Her multitasking abilities are currently focused on creating micro-docs for small businesses and non-profits, writing a narrative feature, directing a narrative web series, and editing & engaging audiences with the lighthearted topic of the aftermath of Guantanamo. Feature documentaries include Emmy® Nominated A Village Called Versailles (Associate Producer), States of Grace (Co-Producer), Out Run (Co-Producer), Ask Not (Associate Producer), and Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (Associate Producer). She most loves her job when she sees films bringing people together by revealing our essential natures.
Brittney Shepherd – Co-Producer
Brittney Shepherd is a newly Texas-based documentary and narrative filmmaker. Her films have screened at festivals around the world, and she has also produced numerous hours of quality programing for public and cable television for outlets such as the Smithsonian Channel, ESPN, CNBC, and PBS’s award-winning series INDEPENDENT LENS. She produced the upcoming children’s adventure film INTO THE WHO KNOWS!, co-produced the PBS documentary A FRAGILE TRUST, and is the co-creator of the PBS news game DECISIONS ON DEADLINE. Other credits include co-producing OUT RUN, and associate producing A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES and MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON.
Joanna Sokolowski – Production Manager
Joanna Sokolowski is an independent documentary filmmaker. She formed Sylvia Frances Films with her filmmaking partner Kate Trumbull-LaValle in 2013 to producer their first feature: Ovarian Psycos (SXSW, 2016). She was the co-produced the film Very Semi-Serious (Tribeca, 2015), and has worked as a producer at Walking Iris Media and Open Studio Productions.
Daniela Flori Goodfellow – Production Manager
Daniela is an Italian-born documentary film producer. After studying Communication and Documentary Film in Bologna (Italy) and Paris (France), she left for Canada and joined the Montreal-based documentary film company EyeSteelFilm where she worked as production manager and supervisor. Her credits include Last Train Home by Lixin Fan and China Heavyweight and Fruit Hunters by Yung Chang. She now works at the San Francisco Film Society as the documentary program coordinator and collaborates with Walking Iris Media on the feature documentary projects Out Run and Ma Liang Time Machine.
Ryan White – Associate Producer
Ryan White’s award-winning documentaries have screened around the world. He spent four years in Hanoi, Vietnam working as Film Advisor for the World Wildlife Fund’s Greater Mekong Program, then he relocated to Bangkok, Thailand, where he produced and directed two documentary features, CAMP UNITY and MONDO BANANA. Other documentary credits include producing THE ORGANIC LIFE and associate producing OUT RUN. In 2015, he began working as the Documentary and Visual Media Instructor for the American Voices’ YES Academy Sudan and New Songs New Sudan projects, funded by the U.S. Department of State. He’s currently working on his next documentary feature.
Tina Nguyen – Editor
TINA NGUYEN is a documentary editor recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Her credits include the feature documentary “Fed Up” which premiered at Sundance and was theatrically released in 2014. She edited and co-produced “Seeking Asian Female” which premiered at SXSW in 2012 and was broadcasted by PBS as part of the “Independent Lens” showcase in 2013. Her recent credits include the documentaries “Off the Menu: Asian America” which aired on PBS in 2015 and “Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story.”
J. Christian Jensen – Editor
J. Christian Jensen is an Oscar® Nominated filmmaker and educator whose storytelling explores the tensions between political ideology, science, religion, modernization and traditional values. He seeks out intimate, human stories that provide insight into larger social movements and institutions. Jensen is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nathan Halpern– Composer
Nathan Halpern is a Brooklyn-based composer, recently named as one of Indiewire‘s “Composers to Watch.” His score for RICH HILL, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, was praised as “one of the best non-fiction scores we’ve heard in years” (Indiewire). Recent film scores include THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT and HOOLIGAN SPARROW, both of which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. He composed the score for The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT Other recent credits include THE WITNESS, the Emmy-nominated POISONER’S HANDBOOK, and the Emmy-nominated ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN REVISITED. Upcoming film scores include Amanda Sharp’s STICKY NOTES and Tracy Droz Tragos’s ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL, premiering at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Chris Ruggiero – Composer
Ruggiero began his composing career in the late 1990s writing television themes for MTV. His music currently appears in over 100 series including The Voice, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers, and his commercial credits include music for brands such as Coke, HSN, Imodium, Dewars, and Liberty Mutual. Ruggiero has composed music for documentaries including HOOLIGAN SPARROW, which debuted at Sundance 2016 and Ivy Meeropol’s INDIAN POINT, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Upcoming scores include the documentaries WHAT WAS OURS and CLOSE TO THE FIRE. Ruggiero is a partner in Gold Coast Recorders, a recording studio located in Bridgeport Connecticut, and he lectures on semiotics, film, and sound at the University of Bridgeport.