Rachel Libert

Rachel Libert, Co-Director/Co-Producer

Rachel Libert is a New York-based director. Her critically acclaimed documentary Beyond Conviction was called a “humanizing portrait of life after death” by the Philadelphia Weekly and “Must See Cinema” by the Hollywood Reporter. After premiering in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the film was broadcast as a primetime special on MSNBC and featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the TODAY Show. It also received a PASS award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Tony Hardmon
Co-Director/Co- Producer & Cinematographer

Tony Hardmon, Co-Director/Co-Producer and Cinematographer

Tony Hardmon is a veteran cinematographer who has worked on numerous projects for television and theatrical release. He has collaborated on several films with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus. These credits include The Execution of Wanda Jean (HBO), Girlhood (TLC), and Juvies (A&E). He also filmed the Emmy-nominated documentary The Boys of Baraka (PBS) which won several awards including an NAACP image award, Special Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival and the Audience Award at the SilverDOCS Festival.

Jedd Wider & Todd Wider
Producers, Wider Film Projects

Wider Film Projects is a film production company formed by Emmy Award winning producers Todd Wider and Jedd Wider to develop film projects that have social and political resonance.

In the past seven years, they have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films. In 2008, they executive produced Taxi to the Dark Side, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary and the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. They have also produced Beyond Conviction (2006) which premiered at the LA Film Festival, won the Audience Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, appeared at the Viennale, the Leeds Film Festival and the Reel Women’s Film Festival, won the PASS Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, had its broadcast premiere on MSNBC and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the TODAY show;

Chicken & Egg Pictures

JULIE PARKER BENELLO, JUDITH HELFAND, WENDY ETTINGER (Executive Producers) launched and co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures in July 2005.

Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental, and human rights issues that they embrace, translate, and explore on film. The company matches strategically timed financial support with rigorous, respectful, and dynamic mentorship as well as creative collaboration and community-building. Its filmmakers’ diverse voices represent a range of lived experience and realities that have the power to change the world as we know it. Past Chicken & Egg movies have included Eventual Salvation, with the Pariah team of writer/director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper; Mai Iskander’s Directors Guild of America-nominated documentary feature Garbage Dreams; Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers’ Lioness; Elizabeth Canner’s Orgasm Inc; Tony Hardmon and Rachel Libert’s Semper Fi: Always Faithful; Jennifer Redfearn’s Oscar-nominated documentary short Sun Come Up; and Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth’s Academy Award-winning documentary short Freeheld.

Purcell Carson

Purcell is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in New York. Purcell's award-winning editorial work has brought many worlds into her edit room, from a piano factory in Ben Niles's NOTE BY NOTE: THE MAKING OF STEINWAY L1037 to the Hollywood stunt set in Amanda Micheli's DOUBLE DARE (PBS's Independent Lens). Most recently, she edited the 2009 Academy Award winning documentary short SMILE PINKIE. She has also edited Gabe Rhodes and Keefe Murren's AUGUST IN THE EMPIRE STATE (Sundance Channel). Purcell assisted on LOCAL NEWS (a five-part series for PBS), AMERICAN MASTERS (PBS) and NEW YORK JUSTICE (A&E).

Ivor Guest

Ivor Guest is a British record producer and composer. His recent work includes Grace Jones' 'Hurricane' and 'Hurricane in Dub' albums (Wall of Sound), and the Brigitte Fontaine albums 'Prohibition' and 'L'un ne l'empeche pas l'autre' (Universal). He has worked and works with Brian Eno, Sly and Robbie, Tony Allen, Atticus Ross, Wally Badarou, Barry Adamson and British bands such as Polar Bear and The Invisible. His film credits include the British cult classic THE FOOTBALL FACTORY.

Robert Logan

Robert Logan is a British electronic music prodigy. His first album ‘Cognessence’ (Slowfoot Records) was described by the BBC as ‘the essential last word in electronic soundscapes’. This at the age of nineteen. Now twenty-four, he works with Ivor Guest on various projects as well as releasing his own albums, most recently ‘Inscape’ (Slowfoot Records).

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