Greg_daughterGreg DeHart – Producer

Greg
 is a two-time Emmy nominated documentary director, producer and writer with over 50 documentaries to his credit. Greg’s diverse resume includes films on human rights, social issues, food and technology. S-21: Inside Pol Pot’s Secret Prison exposed the horrors behind the walls of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge notorious prison, garnering two Emmy nominations and the prestigious International Documentary Association Award for Best Episode in a Continuing Series. His film Nazi America took an unprecedented look at the inner workings of The Aryan Nations and several other Nazi organizations across America.  Greg was the supervising producer for Food Tech, a light hearted 10 episode series showing how America’s food industry feeds 300 million mouths a day.

Greg has been also been honored with two Cine Golden Eagles and several film festival awards. His shows have aired on History, Discovery, National Geographic, Travel, and A&E.  A former professional baseball player, Greg is currently producing and directing a film about the life of baseball clown, Max Patkin.

 

 

PF_RwandaPaul Freedman – Producer/Editor

Paul began his film career as an editorial assistant for television commercials. As an editor and director, his list of commercial credits span a decade. Paul has also cut entertaining title sequences for feature films such as Ivan Reitman’s “Space Jam” and “Father’s Day.”  His first documentary gig came as an editor on a film about minor league baseball.  In 1994, Paul teamed with fellow director Greg DeHart on the historical military doc, “The Tears of Peleliu”. He also directed and edited “Human Products”, a tongue-in-cheek film, about a plumber and an electrician who make a brief and unlikely splash on the London art scene. Paul edited the disturbing doc, “Pol Pot’s Secret Prison,” a History Channel special about the infamous Tuol Sleng Prison. That piece won the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) top honor for “Best Documentary in a Continuing Series” in 2002 and was also nominated for two Emmys.

In 2004, Paul travelled to Rwanda to produce and direct a History Channel special documentary about the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath. “Rwanda—Do Scars Ever Fade?” would go on to earn a Peabody Award, two Emmy nominations, and the IDA’s prestigious ABC News/VideoSource Award for best use of news and archival footage.  Paul co-wrote and edited.

In 2005, Paul was granted exclusive access behind the lines in the Darfur region of Sudan.  His resultant film, “Sand and Sorrow”, explores the international community’s legacy of failure in responding to genocides past and present, with Darfur as the backdrop. HBO first broadcast the film in December 2008. The film, featuring Barack Obama, Samantha Power, Nicholas Kristof, and John Prendergast, is narrated by George Clooney.  Paul Produced, Directed, Wrote and edited “Sand and Sorrow.”  Paul also created mini-films for Ignited/USA and the America’s Army Real Heroes program, profiling men and women who have received medals for valor in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. More recently, Paul has written and edited films on a variety of subjects including a Lakota elder in “The Thick Dark Fog”; child soldiers from the Ugandan civil war in “After Kony–Staging Hope”; and the search for missing Marines from the battle of Tarawa in “Until They Are Home”.  He has edited numerous television shows and shot and directed others, including “Food Tech” for History.  His latest film, “Halfway Home” profiles veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Currently, Paul is at work on a new film  about the Forgotten War in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Paul holds a B.F.A. from San Francisco State University.  He lives in Los Angeles, is married, and a devoted father of two.

 

ireneHBOwidecrop_smallIrene Taylor Brodsky – Director

 

Irene Taylor Brodsky is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director, producer, writer and cinematographer whose documentaries have shown theatrically, at film festivals and on television worldwide.

Irene most recently completed the Emmy-winning Saving Pelican 895, following the life of a single bird rescued during the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.  Irene was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for her documentary short-subject film The Final Inch, which won accolades around the world as well as The International Documentary Association’s Pare Lorentz Award for cinematic excellence.  In 2005, Irene turned the camera on her own family to make her first feature-length documentary Hear and Now, which won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, and went on to receive numerous Audience and Jury awards around the world, a 2008 Peabody Award, a Clarion Award, and a nomination for Documentary of the Year by the Producer’s Guild of America.  More of Irene’s distinctions include the American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Allen Award (Outstanding Director – News), an Honorary Tribute by Parisscience (France), and an additional 2004 Emmy Award for The Rural Studio, her CBS Sunday Morning portrait of the late architect Samuel Mockbee.

Irene has shot and produced numerous award-winning television documentaries for HBO, CBS, A&E, Fox and The History Channel, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Miriam Cutler_165Miriam Cutler – Composer

Emmy nominated Composer, MIRIAM CUTLER has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses.  Her passion for documentary film has led to a focus with credits including award-winning and festival favorites: Oscar nominated KINGSPOINT and POSTER GIRL, Emmy nominated ETHEL,VITO, THIN, DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART, Emmy winner GHOSTS OF ABU GRAHIB, Bafta nominated LOST IN LA MANCHA, Sundance winners AMERICAN PROMISE, SCOUTS HONOR and LICENSE TO KILL. Miriam Co-Produced as well as scored ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (OWN) and has served as Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, and on documentary juries for the Sundance FF, Independent Spirit Awards, IDA Awards, AFI FF Awards and is a long-time Society of Composers and Lyricists Board member. She has also co-produced two Grammy-nominated live jazz albums on PolyGram/Verve for Joe Williams, and albums for Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, and Marlena Shaw as well as independently released albums of her own songs and soundtracks.  In June, 2013, Miriam was invited by her peers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Documentary Branch.  www.miriamcutler.com

 

 

Paul Dzilvelis – Executive in Charge of production

Paul Dzilvelis has managed the production on close to 1,000 hours of documentary and reality television programming as well as the production of several long and short form documentary films.  In addition to his years of experience in documentary and reality programming Paul also has producing experience in both short and long form scripted, variety specials and short form animation.  Paul is a proud born and bred Angelino, a graduate of UCLA, and a dedicated husband and father.