Hannah Jayanti (director/editor/dp) is a documentary filmmaker. She’s dedicated to changing the way we listen to each other through the art of nonfiction. In her current work she lives in a place, filming by herself and giving voice to the smaller stories that surround us. Recent support includes: Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Points North Institute, Catapult Film, True/False, Cinereach, Jacob Burns Film Center, Puffin Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She’s passionate about making filmmaking accessible and teaches free and low cost media classes around the world. More at www.hannahjayanti.com.
Sara Archambault (producer) is dedicated to the craft of artful nonfiction storytelling. Currently, she is Program Director at the LEF Foundation, and Programmer/Co-founder of the award-winning documentary series The DocYard. Past credits include Associate Producer on Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North, Producer on Christopher Lydon’s Radio Open Source, Producer on Sundance-supported Street Fighting Men, and Producer on award-winning short film Community Patrol. Sara’s work has received support from Catapult Film Fund, Sundance Documentary Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, SFFILM, IFP’s Spotlight on Documentary, Hot Docs International Pitch Forum, Film Independent, Stella Artois/Women in Film Finishing Fund, CPH:FORUM. She is an advisor, juror, and panelist with film festivals and foundations like Camden International Film Festival, RIDM, Chicken & Egg, NEA. Sara is a 2013 Sundance Creative Producers Lab Fellow and was among the “Ten to Watch” in 2013 by The Independent. More at www.archandbowfilms.com.
Bill Frisell (composer) is a Grammy award-winning and thrice nominated guitarist and composer, whose career spans more than 35 years and 250 recordings. Frisell has collaborated with Paul Simon, Brian Eno, Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful, Van Dyke Parks, Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, Ginger Baker, Loudon Wainwright III, Suzanne Vega, The Frankfurt Ballet, BCC Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. He’s scored numerous films and contributed to soundtracks including: Wim Wender’s Million Dollar Hotel, James Mangold’s Walk the Line, Bill Morrison’s The Great Flood, Gus Van Sant’s Finding Forrester, Rory Kennedy’s American Hollow. He’s creating an original score for Truth or Consequences. More at www.billfrisell.com.
Mary Lampson (consulting editor) is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and editor. Lampson co-edited the Academy Award–winning classic Harlan County, USA. She has worked with Barbara Kopple, Emile de Antonio, Ricky Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker, among others. She produced and directed Until She Talks, a 40-minute dramatic film that aired on the PBS series American Playhouse, and 25 short live-action films for Sesame Street. Recent projects include: Midnight Family (Sundance, 2019), Generational Wealth (Sundance, 2018), This Changes Everything (TIFF, 2018), Eating Animals (Telluride, 2017), The Islands and the Whales (Hot Docs, 2016), The Bad Kids (Sundance, 2016), Queen of Versailles (Sundance, 2012), Kimjonglilia (Sundance, 2009), and Trouble the Water (Sundance, 2008). She has been both a fellow and advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing and Story Lab and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Alexander Porter (co-producer/vfx creative director) is an Emmy award winning immersive director, digital artist and educator. Nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award for Alex Gibney’s Zero Days (Berlin, 2016), recent credits include Blackout (Tribeca Storyscapes, 2017), Zero Days VR (Sundance, 2017), Love Child (Sundance, 2014), CLOUDS (Sundance, 2014). He is a co-founder of Scatter, an Emmy-award winning studio creating immersive films. He is the co-creator of the virtual and augmented reality creative tool, Depthkit, the most widely used software for Volumetric Filmmaking. Alexander has taught at NYU, spoken at MIT, Museum of Art & Design, Carnegie Museum of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Eyebeam among others. More at www.depthkit.tv, www.alexanderporter.net, www.scatter.nyc.
Scott Hirsch (music supervisor/post production audio) is a sound designer, postproduction editor and mixer, musician, and audio engineer. His credits include: Toru (Sundance, 2017), Goat (Sundance, 2016), Entertainment (Sundance, 2014), Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Tribeca Film Festival, 2013), The Comedy (Sundance, 2012), The Chair (Cannes, 2012), and the cult documentary Plagues & Pleasures of the Salton Sea. Musically, Scott is a member of HissGolden Messenger and a solo artist under his own name. In 2014, He engineered Alice Gerrard’s Follow the Music, which was nominated for a Grammy award for best folk record. He released a solo record, Blue Rider Songs in 2016. He is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Music Technology department. More at www.echo-magic.com.