Jeff Reichert (Writer/Director) Reichert recently served as Senior Vice President of Magnolia Pictures where he developed release campaigns for some of the most theatrically successful documentaries in recent years including the Academy Award-nominees Capturing the Friedmans, Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, Jesus Camp and No End in Sight, and the Academy Award-winning Man on Wire among many other fiction and non-fiction features. He is the co-founder and editor of the popular online film journal Reverse Shot.
Green Film Company (Producers): Chris Romano and Dan O'Meara formed the Green Film Company in 2007. The Company's first film, the By the people: The Election of Barack Obama had exclusive access to then Senator Obama's historic campaign from early 2006 through the general election in November 2008. Edward Norton's company Class 5 Films is also producing and the film will premier on HBO in the fall of 2009. GFC is currently in production on a feature adaptation of the best-selling book Freakonomics, with a roster of award-winning directors including Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Darkside), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp).
Gary Keith Griffin (Director of Photography): Sundance Award-winning cinematographer Griffin is Artist in Residence at the American University in Washington, D.C. and served as Director of Photography for Educating Peter (Academy Award 1992), its sequel Graduating Peter, Autism is a World (Academy Award nominee 2005), and Barbara Kopple's Shut Up and Sing (Toronto Film Festival 2006). Griffin has made several films about life in the Czech and Slovak Republics, including Come Brother, We Go To America, The Death of Ales Martinu and Fighter. Griffin holds an MFA from Prague's FAMU Film Academy of Performing Arts. He is currently working on his first film as a writer/director, Listopad.
Sam Pollard (Editor): Sam Pollard's professional accomplishments as a feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director span almost thirty years. He recently served as Supervising Editor on Green Film Company's By The People: The Election of Barack Obama. His first assignment as a documentary producer came in 1989 for Henry Hampton's Blackside production Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crosswords. For one of his episodes in this series, he received an Emmy. Eight years later, he returned to Blackside as Co-Executive Producer/Producer of Hampton's last documentary series I'll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community. For the series, Mr. Pollard received The George Peabody Award. Between 1990 and 2000, Mr. Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee's films: Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers,Bamboozled. As well, Mr. Pollard and Mr. Lee co-produced a couple of documentary productions for the small and big screen: Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, a biographical sketch for HBO for which Mr. Pollard received an Emmy, and Four Little Girls, a feature-length documentary about the 1965 Birmingham church bombings which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Susan Bryant (Field Producer): With a background in managing educational and sustainability projects in the US and Africa, Susan Bryant joined Frontrunner, a documentary about Afghan women leading their country back from chaos, as Associate Producer. Since then she has worked with Griffin and his colleagues as Field Producer/Sound Recordist for Incite Pictures, The Green Film Company, Criterion Collection, Thinkfilm, Inc., Globalvision, Cabin Creek, Mahala Media and others. She paints and documents events in pen and ink illustrations.
Bill Mundell (Executive Producer):
Out of concern for the disenfranchisement of California voters in the 2004 election, Bill formed Californians For Fair Redistricting in March of 2005 to advance fair redistricting reform. He is currently executive producer of Gerrymandering, a national documentary which will focus on the use of gerrymandering to fix elections and insure incumbent protection.
Mundell is chairman of ZBB energy, a publically traded alternative energy company, and chairman of INTEKEA, a holding company related to new frontier investments in Africa. Mundell sold Vidyah, Inc., in 2006, an online learning company he founded and led to be one of the leading private educational organizations in the United States.
Mundell is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of the WEFA Group, one of the world’s foremost economic forecasting and consulting firms. With operations located throughout the world, WEFA worked with governments, businesses and other organizations to determine how the economy impacted them.
As a proponent of market-based solutions to economic and policy issues, Bill has authored a number of public policy articles, which were printed in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Financial Times, and is a contributing editor to International Trade and International Banking. He has also taught Economic Policy Analysis at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Bill holds a B.S. degree in economics and political science from Carlton University and an MBA and MIA from Columbia University.
Sharon Hardee Jimenez: A communications leader, Sharon Hardee Jimenez is a native Floridian whose family pioneered the state in political and business leadership. Jimenez co-founded Icon Imaging PR consulting in Los Angeles, California in 1998 seeing the need for an independent PR Company to promote coverage of issues that are shaping the nation and the globe. Sharon’s coverage of the modern civil rights movement in Atlanta, Georgia in the 70’s, shaped her vision for Icon Imaging PR. She was the leading reporter on gerrymandering in the Georgia legislature. Jimenez helped to bring Bill Mundell, the Chairman of Californians for Fair Redistricting to be Executive Producer of Gerrymandering the national documentary. Jimenez is a contributing producer and Icon Imaging PR, co-publicist of Gerrymandering. Jimenez consulted with Common Cause in 2008 successfully passing Proposition 11 in California. As president of Icon Imaging PR she serves on the board of the YOUnited Foundation which produced two Donkaphant Film Festivals in LA with a non-partisan mission of attacking apathy and encouraging voting among Hollywood’s new generation of creative activists in the last national elections.