Russell Long, Producer/Director

Russell Long

Producer/Director

Russell Long was the Producer/Director of Room To Breathe, about troubled public middle school children learning mindfulness meditation (PBS World Channel, 2013), Executive Producer of the award-winning film Someplace With A Mountain, narrated by Chevy Chase, about the imminent displacement of Micronesians living on atolls due to sea-level rise (PBS affiliates, 2010), A Sheltered Sea about marine protected areas (PBS affiliates, 2009), Sweet Dreams about the women of Rwanda healing from genocide (HBO Films Producer Award, 2012), State of Control about Tibetan activists risking their lives to demand human rights from China (United Nations Association Film Festival, 2013), and Co-Executive Producer of The lsland President about former Maldives’ President Nasheed's efforts to stop global warming (Toronto Film Festival Audience Award, PBS, 2013). He also received Special Thanks on Semper Fi, a story about U.S. Marines who contracted cancer from toxic groundwater supplies at Camp Lejeune (PBS, 2011). As an environmental activist earlier in his career, he founded the environmental group Bluewater Network and was responsible for numerous state and federal laws and regulations including the United States’ first law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He received his B.A. from Harvard, MBA from Columbia, and attended Columbia’s Graduate Film Program. He serves on the Board of Friends of the Earth in Washington, D.C.

Gail Mallimson, Co-Producer/Editor

Gail Mallimson

Co-Producer/Editor

Gail Mallimson was the editor and writer for Training Rules, an award-winning documentary on the homophobic practices in women’s collegiate sports, and editor of Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here, an hour-long documentary on deadly hate violence over a five-year period in five regions in California. She also edited the documentary, What’s Race Got To Do With It by California Newsreel, which chronicles the experiences of a diverse group of college students engaged in dialogue on such issues as multiculturalism, social equity, and affirmative action. She is producer/director/videographer of The Edge Of The Wild, an hour-long documentary on the fight to save endangered species from the threat of suburbanization. In addition, she has edited and produced TV segments and educational videos for ZDTV, 21st Century Homes, Teachscape, StirTV, and many other non-profits and companies. She holds a BFA in painting and photography, and an MA in documentary film and photography, both from New York University. For more info, visit www.sfeditor.com

Hervé Cohen, Cinematographer

Hervé Cohen

Cinematographer

Hervé Cohen is a French American documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. His work has taken him to various parts of the world from the Casamance in Senegal where he filmed the initiation ceremony of the young Diolas (award winning Sikambano, The Sons of the Sacred Woods) to the countryside of Sichuan, China, to follow the work of three traveling projectionists (Electric Shadows, winner of several international festivals). In 2008 he co-directed and shot Closer to the Dream for French television, a family road movie about the Democratic primaries in the U.S. Hervé has been working as a DP with Harvard professors Robb Moss and Peter Galison on an on-going project about nuclear waste in the United States called Nuclear Underground. He recently shot and edited the documentary Broken Stones by Guetty Felin, a film about self-recovery after the Haiti quake, which takes place around the ruins of the cathedral of Port-au-Prince. His current project is called The Music of Time, a documentary that he directed, shot and is currently editing; a poetic musical journey from the Andes to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, to discover the greatest biodiversity in the world but also the fragility of the ecosystem – with the collaboration of musicians Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding. For more info, visit www.hervecohen.com

Deb Tullman, Cinematographer

Deb Tullman

Cinematographer

Deb Tullman holds a special place in her heart for the intimacy and immediacy that characterizes documentary film. Her shooting credits include: The Decency Gap (Peru, 2010), First and Loveliss, (winner: best documentary short at Outfest in 2008), PBS Frontline World: Flower Power (Equador, 2008). She has been running Candlefoot Productions in San Francisco since 2007 and has photographed numerous commissioned pieces for clients, including ABC, Peachpit Press, Union Bank, The Courage Campaign, and dozens of Bay Area non-profit organizations. She learned to shoot the way she learned to talk; no formal training, just did it obsessively and learned from her mistakes. She finds mindfulness to be the most important component of her ongoing training and is falling more and more deeply in love with her life and work.

B. Quincy Griffin, Composer

B. Quincy Griffin

Composer

Berkeley native B. Quincy Griffin has scored over a dozen feature films including Oscar nominated Daughter from Danang and Sundance Film Festival winner My Flesh and Blood. His music has recently been placed in La Mission starring Benjamin Bratt, The Two Escobars and Better This World. In addition, he recently produced the first ever Hip Hop songs for the television show Dora the Explorer. He was also the composer for the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary short The Barber of Birmingham. Quincy founded and produced the Latin Hip-Hop band O-Maya and produces for Rapper Deuce Eclipse and Soul singer Luqman Frank. A sampling of Quincy’s work can be viewed and heard at www.quincygriffin.com.

John Kane, Cinematographer

John Kane

Cinematographer

John Kane is a San Francisco-based documentary editor, cinematographer, and producer. Left In Baghdad, a film he co-directed, was broadcast nationally on the PBS series "Independent Lens" in 2008. Most recently, John edited Informant for director Jamie Meltzer (Off The Charts: The Song-Poem Story); this forthcoming, feature-length documentary received funding from Cinereach. He also edited and co-wrote The Most Distant Places — a film about doctors working in remote areas of Ecuador — for director Mike Seely, and was assistant editor on Explorer: Inside Guantanamo Bay for National Geographic Channel/Actual Films. In addition, John has taught filmmaking at the Art Institute of California at San Francisco and Academy of Art University. John holds a BA in English literature from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University.

Emily Encina

Cinematographer

Emily Encina is a videographer, editor and educator working within the people of color and feminist communities in the Bay Area. She recently was the video designer for the multidisciplinary play, New Fire: To Put Things Right Again, a ceremonial performance about an indigenous Chicana's journey to getting well. She believes in the power of storytelling as a means for transformation and strengthening communities, and teaches videomaking classes and mentors artists. She has taught for the Center for Digital Storytelling, Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, and the Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley. She has a BA in Feminist Studies and Community Studies, with a focus on social documentary from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Jazmin Jones

Cinematographer

Jazmin Jones is a photographer, filmmaker and educator based in San Francisco. She graduated from BAVC's Digital Pathways Video Program in 2006, where she worked on her first film, The Apollos, with Nick Parker. The film chronicles the passage of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in California, and won the Human Civil Rights Award from the National Association of Education in 2008. Her films have screened at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival, the ITVS Community Project, the Future Filmmakers Festival, the Media That Matters Festival, and the 10th Annual Culture in the Classroom Conference, among others. Since graduating from Digital Pathways, Jazmin has taught in BAVC's Factory program, acted as a videographer for GirlSource, and produced three films for Writerscorps. Currently, Jazmin is teaching at BAVC's Digital Pathways Program, studying Cinema at CCSF, and pursuing freelance work.

Angelisa Candler

Cinematographer

Angelisa Candler is a student at City College of San Francisco majoring in Anthropology. She has worked as a Teachers Assistant at the Bay Area Video coalition where she produced her first films. She has also worked with Longhouse Media for the 36-hour film festival in Seattle, Washington.

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