Reed Lindsay (director/producer/DP)
Reed Lindsay is an independent documentary filmmaker and journalist with 15 years of experience reporting, investigating, writing, producing, filming and directing around the world. Through his journalism and filmmaking, Reed has sought to bring marginalized voices to the fore, to expose injustices and abuse of power, to create awareness about issues that have been ignored or misunderstood and to challenge mainstream narratives that are devoid of context or distort local realities. His award-winning feature-length documentary Charlie vs Goliath (www.charlievsgoliath.com), an inspiring story about a 75-year-old former Catholic priest who runs for the US Senate in the state of Wyoming, is currently being screened across the country in collaboration with grassroots groups fighting to get money out of politics. In 2014, Reed won a Gracie Award for Fists of Fury, a short film about a 15-year-old girl in Kolkata, India, striving to be a champion boxer. He was one of the first journalists to enter Libya after the uprising, and co-directed an hour-long film entitled Benghazi Rising that was nominated for a Rory Peck Award as best documentary in 2011. He reported on the Egyptian rebellion from beginning to end, and was co-winner of an Emmy for his contribution to the HBO documentary In Tahrir Square. From 2004 until 2009, Reed was based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he worked as a journalist, lived in a poor neighborhood and supported a group of community volunteers who formed two tuition-free schools serving 250 children. His work has been published in more than 20 major newspapers and magazines, aired on numerous radio stations, and broadcast on television news networks throughout the world. He speaks three languages fluently (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole), and is learning Portuguese and German.
CAMERON CLENDANIEL (EDITOR)
At its core, film editing is storytelling. And Cameron has a deep passion for building stories through film. For over a decade, Cameron’s award-winning film editing work has aired on national broadcast outlets like PBS, the Sundance Channel, and CNN, as well as on many European and international channels. His films have screened at some of the world’s top festivals, including IDFA, HotDocs, Sheffield, CPH:DOX, Montreal, and DOCNYC. His clients include the United Nations, Red Bull Media House, Microsoft Studios, Hertz, Time Warner, Novartis, Waste Management, StoryCorps and the US Dept of Energy — as well as the creative agencies Ogilvy & Mather and ManaMedia. Cameron is a graduate of Williams College, where he majored in Studio Art and Political Science — and it’s where he first found his passion for film editing on a Media 100 system. Born in Boston, Cameron has worked as an editor in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Germany, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
JIHAN HAFIZ (CINEMATOGRAPHER)
Jihan Hafiz is an Egyptian, Samoan award-winning independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. Over the past 10 years, she has covered some of the world's biggest news events in Latin America, the Middle East, the United States and Europe. She has filmed documentaries in Rwanda, Brazil, Egypt and the Turkish/Syrian border and embedded herself on a flotilla to Gaza. She co-directed "Benghazi Rising" which was nominated for a Rory Peck Award as best documentary in 2011 and won an Emmy in 2013 as a sound recordist for the HBO film about the Egyptian revolution "In Tahrir Square." In 2015, her film 'Fists Up! Fight Back! won a National Association of Black Journalists award for television feature for Al Jazeera America. Jihan spent months in the Native American led camps opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline during the Standing Rock uprising, where she worked as a cinematographer for the feature length film 'Akicita' funded by the Sundance Film Institute. Her passions include human rights, social movements, cultural resistance and gender wars.
JULIA MULDAVIN (CINEMATOGRAPHER)
From the streets of Brazil to the open plains of Wyoming, Julia Muldavin has chased stories around the world as a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. She lived in the heart of Santiago when the student uprisings erupted in 2011 and spent most of 2014 researching police brutality in Brazil’s favelas prior to the World Cup. She worked on short and long-form video content around the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Oakland, California. She has worked as a producer, videographer, video editor, and translator for breaking news, short documentaries, and feature length films.
Currently, she lives in Quito, Ecuador as a Video Producer and Editor for teleSUR English, covering world events with an emphasis on Latin America.
NICOLAS ROSSIER (SENIOR PRODUCER)
Nicolas Rossier is an award-winning filmmaker. His work has appeared on more than 50 US and foreign television channels, including PBS, NHK, the Hallmark Channel, CNN International, Al Jazeera, Spiegel TV as well as Swiss, French, Israeli and Swedish Public television. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Variety, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Hollywood Reporter, and NPR, among others. His films have been screened at top film festivals and venues around the world including the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam, Hot Docs, the Sheffield Documentary Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Stanford Film Society, the Kennedy School of Government and many more. He is the founder of the New York based Baraka Productions. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.
KIM BORBA (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Kim Borba is overseeing Charlie vs Goliath’s outreach and engagement campaign in 2016 and beyond. With a background in international development and activism (and a childhood spent behind a Betacam, making silly movies with her brothers), Kim came to documentary film in 2010. Rising from intern to Producer at Big Mouth Films, she directed the audience engagement campaign for Pushing the Elephant (Independent Lens), her efforts leading to screenings at the World Bank, at the United Nations, and in closed-door Senate meetings on Capitol Hill. She has worked on award-winning features like (A)sexual, 1971 and E-Team. Her directorial debut, Noise Runs, is currently screening at festivals worldwide and was awarded Best Director and Best Sound Editing by the Social Impact Media Awards. Kim has lived and worked in Haiti, Thailand, Korea and Ecuador, collaborating with grassroots groups on social justice issues like access to education and participatory democracy. She holds an MA in International Affairs from The New School.
Josh Schott (Impact Producer)
Josh Schott is managing the distribution and outreach efforts of the inspiring film Charlie vs. Goliath. Growing up in rural Montana, the film deeply resonates with his uphill battle of organizing for progressive causes in a conservative, western setting. His passion for using film as an organizing tool blossomed during his campus activist career at Stanford University, where he acquired his BA degree in Anthropology, and later as an intern with Brave New Films. Josh has worked as a community organizer in Palestine acting in solidarity with the Palestinian liberation movement. He has worked in solidarity with Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico and served as the Executive Director of an environmental organization working with the Blackfeet Nation in Montana to defend their land from oil and gas exploration. Working to proliferate the inspiring message of Charlie vs. Goliath fits perfectly into his career arc of working in the service of social justice.
ADAM ROBL (MUSIC)
Whether using a musical instrument, paint brush, or technology, Adam is constantly creating. His passion to tirelessly improve and create emotive works fuels Audiocastle's unique sound. Regularly working on projects through the night, his distinctive style as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist along with his attention to detail has produced a wide array of engaging music. As a lifelong cinephile he has an exceptional ability to understand a film, communicate with directors, and create scores that enhance any type of scene.
Adam did not start playing music as a young child but he’s affinity for film music was clear to his family at age 6 when he and his brother would act out the scenes to Jurassic Park while listening to a cassette of the score. He first began playing guitar at age 12 and quickly gained proficiency. By age 15 he began playing with bands in clubs all over South Florida learning from older professional musicians that began to shape his interest in various styles of music. Eventually this interest would lead to a full scholarship to the University of Miami School of Music where he would study jazz and work towards perfecting his craft.
Adam’s love for art does not only encompass a passion for music. He is also a prolific painter, having created hundreds of abstract canvases and thousands of pieces of digital art. He also obsessively collects rare and interesting lamps. On his spare time, he has rewired dozens of Casio keyboards to make unexpected noises. He recently released a music video which is his debut effort as a director and editor.
SHAWN SUTTA (MUSIC)
Shawn Sutta is a film composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He began studying classical piano at age 7. Even in his early days, his passion for music was fueled by the ability to connect with people quickly realizing the impression he could make by creating and sharing his own compositions.
A life shaping experience at age 11 gave Shawn a chance to develop as a musician while learning to use music as a tool for helping people. Under the mentorship of Richard Aspinwall, a retired grammy winning producer, he was given the chance to join a band called Lighthouse that served the community through free music lessons and performing at homeless shelters, churches, concerts and gatherings all over the country. During tours, the band also had the opportunity to record in world class studios in Nashville TN. It was here that Shawn developed a passion for recording.
After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Studio music and Jazz, Shawn discovered a way to merge his passions for music, recording, and connecting with people with his lifelong affinity for cinema. As a film composer, he has a unique ability to collaborate with production teams as well as other musicians to produce music that connects the viewer to the heart of a film.
MITHUN PRAMANIK (ASSISTANT EDITOR)
Mithun Pramanik is a Kolkata-based filmmaker with more than a decade of experience covering regional news and making fiction and documentary films. He has played every role in the production process, including director, director of photography, producer, and editor. While covering news, Mithun often works as a one-man band, shooting, producing and editing all of his own work. He played a key role as a producer and editor in the film ‘Fists of Fury’ which won a Gracie award for Al Jazeera America in 2014. He has dedicated much of the last four years filming India’s indigenous peoples, known as Adivasis. His 40-minute film Vision Through Images about Adivasis painting was screened in 10 film festivals and won Best Jury Award in 2012 at the Affma Film Festival in Kerala. His film ‘Paul Science’ was screened at IDSFFK in competition section. His coverage in India ranges from women’s rights, to politics and human rights issues.
RO REDDICK (PRODUCER)
Ro Reddick is an Independent Producer and Distribution Strategist. Recently, Ro served on the marketing & distribution team for the independent film CRONIES (Sundance, Tribeca, BFI) directed by Michael J. Larnell and executive produced by Spike Lee. Little Red Ro Productions was founded in 2012 where Ro helmed the short films A TEST IN STAMINA (Big Apple Film Festival 2014) and BIRTHRIGHT (2016). Ro is a producer on the independent film currently in development, POLLY FREED by Brooke Berman (Sundance Writer's Lab finalist 2017). She also serves as a marketing manager at NBC Universal in the Hispanic Group. Prior to shifting to the business side of the entertainment industry, Ro worked as an actor in theater, television and film. Her work included appearances on LOUIE, THE AMERICANS and SEX & THE CITY 2. Ro has an MBA from NYU Stern with a specialization in Entertainment, Media & Technology.
PHILLIP LANDRUM (PRODUCER)
Phillip is a Marketer and Digital Strategist passionate about the entertainment and media industry. He is currently working as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting in their Technology Media and Telecom group assisting clients with work spanning developing business strategy to executing business model transformations. Phillip started his career as a planner at TJX, moving on to BET Networks as a consumer insights analyst where he explored the impacts of digital on the African-American consumer, broadening and discovering his passion for media and entertainment. Phillip went on to curate multimedia series with MIT CoLab radio, work with an innovation consulting firm, HSG to develop their consumer insights department and media practice, and most recently worked as a distribution and marketing strategist for the film Cronies. Phillip has an MBA with a specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Technology from the Stern School of Business, NYU and a BS in Economics with a concentration in Marketing from the Wharton School of Business, UPENN.
ANTHONY WELDON (PRODUCER)
Anthony is a Senior Financial Analyst at IAC Applications. Anthony has worked for FilmNation as an MBA intern providing box office trend analysis and reporting, updating film ultimates, and analyzing script submissions. While at FilmNation he worked closely with the Distribution Team in the preparation and use of comparables models for FilmNation titles across multiple territories; collaborated with the Finance and Accounting Team in the analysis and inputting of royalty statements for updating film ultimates for FilmNation titles ended and in release. Anthony also worked as a Financial Planning and Analysis MBA intern for Disney. In addition Anthony served on the NYU Production Lab's Marketing & Distribution Strategy team for the film Cronies.
John Davidson (colorist)
Award winning colorist, John Davidson has an extensive history of color grading for a large and diverse group of projects that include television programs/series, commercials, films, music videos, documentaries and corporate branding. His experience as senior colorist started at Editel Los Angeles, a division of Columbia Pictures, where he worked for 4 years before migrating to Seattle, Washington. In Seattle, John worked as senior colorist for Telemation Productions (10 years), Pinnacle Studios (10 years) and Victory Studios (9 years) before creating his own company, John Davidson Color, an imaginative color grading company exclusively dedicated to color for video and film.