DAN KRAUSS (Director, Producer & Cinematographer) was nominated for an Academy Award and two Emmy Awards for his first film, The Death of Kevin Carter. The film also won prizes from the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Association and The San Francisco International Film Festival, among others. Working as a Director of Photography, Krauss has photographed numerous feature documentaries, including: Inequality for All (Sundance Film Festival, 2013 – Special Jury Prize); Broadway Idiot (SXSW, 2013); We Are Legion (SXSW 2012); The Most Dangerous Man in America (Academy Award nomination, 2010); and Life 2.0 (Sundance Film Festival, 2010). In 2012, Krauss received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a fellowship from the Sundance Documentary Institute. Krauss earned his Master’s Degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is presently an adjunct faculty member at Stanford University, where he instructs graduate students in documentary film production.
JULIE GOLDMAN (Executive Producer) specializes in producing and executive producing documentary features through Motto Pictures, a company she founded in 2009. Motto secures financing, builds distribution strategies and creatively develops and positions films in the domestic and international markets. Three of her films premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: God Loves Uganda, Manhunt and Gideon’s Army. Other recent releases include Participant Media’s A Place at the Table and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Award. Goldman produced Buck, winner of the Sundance U.S. Documentary Audience Award and one of 2011’s top five grossing documentaries. Nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the Producer of the Year Award for Sergio, she also consulted on the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove and Valentino the Last Emperor. Some of Goldman’s earlier films include: Easy Riders Raging Bulls, Devil’s Playground, What Remains, Once In A Lifetime and Sketches of Frank Gehry.
DEBORAH HOFFMANN (Executive Producer & Creative Consultant) received an Academy Award nomination in 1995 for her documentary Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter and again for Long Night's Journey into Day in 2000. She is widely acclaimed as editor of such classic documentaries as the Oscar winning The Times of Harvey Milk, Ethnic Notions, and Mullholland's Dream. She has received two National Emmys, a Peabody, a DuPont Columbia Award, and a Rockefeller Fellowship. Deborah has been a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism since 2000. She has served on juries for the Sundance, San Francisco and Mill Valley Film Festivals and on the Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards. She is a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
LINDA DAVIS (Producer) is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has explored topics ranging from art looting during WWII, to the high drama of modern opera, and the plight of Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem. Her experience includes work on several award-winning, feature-length documentaries including The Rape of Europa and Jon Else’s film Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic. Most recently she produced The Waiting Room, a verite portrait of a day in the life of a public hospital in Oakland, California, in theaters in 2012 and airing on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2013.
LAWRENCE LEREW (Editor) has cut numerous documentary films, including Stanley Nelson’s Wounded Knee (2008); the Oscar-nominated The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009); and The Waiting Room (2012), which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and won prizes at The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and The San Francisco International Film Festival.
JUSTIN MELLAND (Composer) has over 50 feature and documentary film credits to his name, including Oscar® nominee The Death of Kevin Carter, When The Storm Came (Winner, Short Film, Sundance Film Festival 2004) Under Our Skin (Tribeca Film Festival 2008), Life 2.0 (Sundance Film Festival 2010), and The Redemption Of General Butt Naked (Sundance Film Festival 2011). He has also written scores for television series such as National Geographic Explorer, A&E’s City Confidential, Frontline/WORLD, and the History Channel’s Human Weapon. Melland received his Master’s Degree in music composition at UCLA and UC Berkeley.