Sophie Sartain, is award-winning writer for print, film, television and digital media. Her credits include the documentary Mimi and Dona (director, producer,writer), the 2012 documentary Hava Nagila (The Movie) (writer, producer) and the 2008 film Blessed Is the Match (writer, co-producer). Sartain’s past positions include Executive Director of Editorial Services for MGM Home Entertainment and Managing Editor of Sony Online Entertainment. As a freelance writer, her clients have included Los Angeles Magazine, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Studios, New Line Home Entertainment, CBS Sports Radio and ABC Radio Networks.
Chris received his master’s degree in film production from USC. He has directed and edited documentaries, short films, and music videos, and his work has been seen around the world by over a million people. He has edited for The History Channel and the Sundance Institute. His credits include the feature documentary Hava Nagila (The Movie) (editor, post-production supervisor); the feature documentary Blessed Is The Match (assistant editor, post-production supervisor); the documentary Mimi and Dona (editor); music and concert videos for The Killers (writer, director, editor); the feature film Cyrus (apprentice editor); and the short film The Liar (writer, director, editor).
Born in Jerusalem 1978. BFA from Sapir college, grad. ’06. Director: “Who’s Your Daddy?” won the “Israeli Experience” best documentary award at the South Film Festival, ’06. Zkankav productions.”Married + Minus”, documentary, 30 min, ’14. Calcalist productions.”Out and About,”documentary, 52 min. Zkankav productions. In post production; Director of Photography at Fashion TV, News DP for “Good Evening with Guy Pines”, Channel 10, “Babyboom”, channel 2 documentary series, “Jesusland”, 2shot Productions.
Elias Nawawieh is a Based in Bethlehem, Palestine, Elias has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is passionate about documenting personal stories. He has been covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for almost 8 years.
Andy Lawless is a 25 year veteran of theater, film and television production. He has won Telly Awards for commercials and has made documentaries on global health issues in South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Andy has completed production on his documentary From the Ground Up, about a group of Harvard students who took on the number one killer of children on the planet, malnutrition. While continuing to pursue engaging human interest stories, Andy is also producing, directing, editing and shooting for Idaho Public Television. He is based in Boise, Idaho.
Harvey Stein is filmmaker, camera man and editor from New York City, who has lived and worked in Israel/Palestine since 2006. Stein has shot many journalistic videos for websites including: Time Magazine, CNN, Tablet, Jewish Daily Forward, Israeli Foreign Ministry, GlobalPost, VJMovement, Israel21c, and others. His feature documentary, “A Third Way – Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors,” about the work of Rabbi Menachem Froman, was released in the Summer, 2015.
Carlos Zarattini, is a music composer and bass player based in Milan, Italy. Started his musical life studying piano at the age of 10. Graduated in music composition, in his early career gained experience playing live with different bands and artists. He dedicated his professional activity as a composer and producer of original music for advertising, broadcast, films and documentaries. In the past 10 years, Zarattini has collaborated as a musician and sound designer with Media companies in Italy such as Fox International Channels, Sky Italia, Discovery, and Mediaset. He also writes original production music for some of the most important record labels in this area (Primrose Music and RTI in Italy, Sonoton in Germany).