NICOLE BOXER - DIRECTOR, PRODUCER/WRITER
A native of Marin County, California, Nicole Boxer has worked in the film and television industries for over two decades. In 2007 Nicole co-produced a documentary, 14 WOMEN, that raised social awareness about the challenges faced by women in the U.S. Senate. Inspired by the experience of activist filmmaking, Nicole continued her documentary work as an Executive Producer of the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary film THE INVISIBLE WAR. A graduate of NYU Film School, Nicole lives in Washington, DC. HOW I GOT OVER marks her directorial debut.
MICHELLE M. WITTEN - EDITOR
Michelle Witten is a Los Angeles and Seattle-based editor. She has cut a diverse range of projects, including features, documentaries, broadcast commercials, music videos, and art installation pieces. Most recently, she was a co-editor on the Sundance documentary THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ (d. Brian Knappenberger) and the PBS doc ICE WARRIORS, a profile of the US Paralympic Sled Hockey team. Past credits include SXSW features FAT KID RULES THE WORLD (d. Matthew Lillard) and BIG IN JAPAN (d. John Jeffcoat), and the award-winning music doc WHEEDLE'S GROOVE (d. Jennifer Maas).
DOUGLAS BLUSH - EDITORIAL CONSULTANT/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Doug Blush has been a documentary filmmaker for over fifteen years, serving as a director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer. His recent credits include, as the Supervising Editor, the 2013 theatrical hit 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary 2014. He was also Editor and Associate Producer of 2012’s Academy Award nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, directed by renowned documentarian Kirby Dick. Other editing credits include WORDPLAY, I.O.U.S.A., FREAKONOMICS, and Chain Camera's previous feature documentary OUTRAGE. Doug is co-owner of MadPix, Inc, a production and post-production company based in Los Angeles. His film OF TWO MINDS, co-directed with his wife Lisa, is an intimate look at three people living with bipolar disorder that has played across the US and Canada, winning both the 2013 Prism and Voice Awards for excellence in films on mental health issues. Now in release by Cinedigm on DVD and digital, OF TWO MINDS has been a top documentary on Netflix since December 2013.
NEIL BARRETT, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Neil Barrett is a British director of photography who has worked on over 30 broadcast documentary films for National Geographic, BBC, PBS, Discovery, The History Channel, NBC, ABC and CNN. With a special interest in international journalism and feature length documentaries, Neil has filmed in over 40 countries worldwide. His work has won several awards including a Columbia Dupont Award for excellence in journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award for a documentary on the recent war in Liberia, and 3 Cine Golden Eagle Awards. His films have been shown at the Sundance, Toronto, Fullframe, SilverDocs and Los Angeles Film Festivals. Neil has an MA in Visual Anthropology and lives in Washington DC.
TIM ROCKWOOD - PRODUCER
Mr. Rockwood was a producer at Turner Broadcasting for the 1986, 1990, and 1994 Goodwill Games and NBA basketball, after which he served as executive producer and vice president for ABC Affiliate Enterprises, launching the Women’s Health Alliance. As Acting Director of the Discovery Health Channel, he helped develop the programming and production infrastructure for the network’s launch.
Film credits include executive producer of official 2011 Sundance selection The Last Mountain (Dada Films), producer of the maternal health advocacy documentary A Motherland Tour (Snag Films), and director/producer of Money Talks, about money in politics, which is in post-production. Mr. Rockwood is a Political Science and German graduate of Middlebury College.
M. HOLDEN WARREN, CINEMATOGRAPHER
After Peace Corps Service in Tonga, Holden continued to explore the world, filming and photographing with indigenous peoples on 5 continents. He has directed 5 short films with the Niu Image, the production company he founded in 2005. For the past 5 years he has apprenticed with National Geographic Photographers and award winning filmmakers, Eric Valli and Debra Kellner - assistant directing two of Kellner’s documentaries. Holden’s photographs published in Geo magazines worldwide and with several American publications. His first long documentary, Selling tomorrow to Save Today, which he wrote and directed is about a New Jersey woman who sells her eggs to help African child prostitutes get off the streets. More information can be found at:
MICHAEL MATEER, SOUND ENGINEER
Michael Mateer has been involved in audio and video production for 17 years. He has made a commitment to Location Sound because he loves the variety of assignments and productions. To Michael, nothing sounds better than the human voice. All the subtle nuances bring out the emotion of the subject; sound makes the picture. Michael lives in Washington, DC.