Mary Dore, Director/ Producer
Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career working with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including Children of Labor (1977) which premiered at the New York Film Festival. She has produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting and 13/WNET in New York. She produced and co-directed the feature documentary The Good Fight: the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (with Noel Buckner and Sam Sills), which screened at the Toronto, Sundance, and London Film Festivals. She has produced dozens of television documentaries for PBS, New York Times TV, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Her TV work has won Emmys, Cine Golden Eagles, and Cable Ace Awards. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two sons.
Nancy Kennedy, Editor/ Producer
Nancy Kennedy has edited several award-winning films, including Sundance Grand Jury winner Why We Fight (2005), For The Bible Tells Me So, (Sundance Festival 2007), Einstein’s Letter, (Emmy for best doc series 2006), Riding the Rails, and Thank You and Goodnight, both Sundance award winners. She has also co-directed and edited several independent documentaries, including Who Does She Think She Is?, Bluegrass Journey and Who’s On First? Her most recent projects are the feature documentaries When The Drum Is Beating, Orchestra of Exiles, and Gregory Crewson: Brief Encounters. Her many editing credits include work at all the major networks on such television series as Great Performances, American Experience, 60 Minutes, American Masters, Saturday Night Live, and National Geographic Specials, among others.
Kate Taverna, Editor
An artist, musician, documentary film director and editor, Taverna has edited more than 50 films over a career spanning more than 30 years for PBS Great Performances, American Masters, Wide Angle, Court TV, A&E, ARTE France and Germany, and for BBC Bookmark. Asylum (2004) and Killing in the Name (2011) were both Academy Award nominees in Best Short Documentary category. Pray the Devil Back to Hell won Best Documentary at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Her edited documentaries for Bill Moyers and the Egg Show on PBS have received Emmy awards. Taverna co-directed and edited the 2012 feature documentary In Bed with Ulysses as well as the 1989 Lodz Ghetto, an award-winning feature documentary which screened at Sundance, Berlin, Yamagata, and festivals throughout the world, theatrically released nationally, aired on PBS, and continues to be broadcast internationally.
Pamela Tanner Boll, Executive Producer
Pamela Tanner Boll, an artist, filmmaker, writer and activist, is Co-Executive Producer of Academy Award-winning documentary, Born into Brothels. Pamela has Executive Produced: Our Summer in Tehran with director Justine Shapiro; Living in Emergency: True Stories of Doctors Without Borders; In a Dream directed by Jeremiah Zagar and Jeremy Yaches; Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence with director Tiffany Shlain; She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry directed by Mary Dore and produced by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy; and E-Team directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman.
Pamela directed and produced Who Does She Think She Is?, a film following five women who are mothers and artists and chronicles their struggles to express themselves in a world that often devalues the contributions of women as artists and caregivers. Pamela is currently working on A Small, Good Thing. The film, based in the Berkshires, follows people that have a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and connection to themselves and the natural world. Pamela grew up in Parkersburg, WV. She received a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lesley University. Pamela lives in Winchester, Massachusetts, where she raised three sons.
Elizabeth Driehaus, Executive Producer
Elizabeth Driehaus was a producer of Queen of the Gypsies, a biography of Carmen Amaya (1913-1963), arguably the best Flamenco dancer who ever lived. She is an active supporter of the Coolidge Corner Theater, a not-for-profit movie theater located in Brookline, Ma. She’s been a volunteer at Planned Parenthood since 2009. Elizabeth Is ABD in mathematics and Computer Science. After leaving college she spend 12 years in the industry as a computer analyst. She left industry for academia and spent 17 years as a professor of computer science at Assumption College in Worcester, Ma.
Abigail Disney, Co-Producer
Abigail is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Abigail produced the groundbreaking PBS mini-series Women, War & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict. She has played a role in many film projects and is currently at work on a film highlighting the key role of women in the Arab uprisings. She founded the Daphne Foundation, Peace is Loud and co-founded, along with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, the Gbowee Peace Foundation, USA.
Geralyn Dreyfous, Co-Producer
Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts, extensive experience in consulting in the philanthropic sector, and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the Founder of the Utah Film Center, a non-profit that curates free screenings and outreach programs for communities throughout Utah. In 2007, she co-founded Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan, bringing together financiers and filmmakers so that they can create great films that entertain audiences, enrich lives, and ignite social change. In 2013, Geralyn co-founded Gamechanger Films, the first for-profit film fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women.
Her independent producing credits include the Academy Award winning Born Into Brothels; Emmy nominated The Day My God Died; Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning The Square, Academy Award nominated The Invisible War and multiple film festival winners such as Kick Like a Girl, In A Dream, Dhamma Brothers, Project Kashmir, Miss Representation, Connected, Anita, and The Crash Reel. Geralyn was honored with the International Documentary Association’s Amicus Award in 2013 for her significant contribution to documentary filmmaking.
Gini Reticker, Co-Producer
Gini Reticker is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Asylum, her short doc recounting one woman’s journey to political asylum in the US. Ladies First, the story of women rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda, garnered Reticker an Emmy Award. She directed the widely acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell featuring Leymah Gbowee who went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Reticker served as an executive producer of the PBS mini-series: Women, War & Peace which received the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club. Currently, Reticker is directing The Trials of Spring, a multi-media project about women’s ongoing participation in the Arab uprisings. Previous works include: A Decade Under the Influence, New School Order, and The Heart of the Matter.
Mark degli Antoni, Composer
Mark degli Antoni is a film composer/performer living Los Angeles & NYC. He has a masters degree in music compostion from The Mannes College of Music in New York City, and is a Composer Fellow at the Sundance Institute. He has scored films for an eclectic selection of award-winning Narrative and Documentary directors including Werner Herzog, Wallace Shawn, Finn Taylor, Lily Baldwin, Jed Rothstein and Roger Ross Williams.
Svetlana Cvetko, Cinematographer
Svetlana Cvetko was born in the former Yugoslavia and came to the U.S. to explore her talent for photography and filmmaking. Her latest documentary film, Red Army, won accolades at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Previous credits include the Academy Award-winning Inside Job, the Sundance 2013 Special Jury Prize winner Inequality For All, the Sundance documentary Miss Representation, and the narrative feature, (UNTITLED), directed by Jonathan Parker. The New York Times wrote that her "clean wide-screen cinematography provides an aesthetic polish," and Pete Hammond of Deadline Hollywood called her sharp cinematography "perfect." Svetlana's work was also featured in American Cinematographer magazine.