Eddie Rosenstein’s films, which have been seen around the world, include: TICKLE IN THE HEART, WAGING A LIVING, SCHOOL PLAY, SANDHOGS, BOATLIFT, REALITY PEOPLE and THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MR. ALLEN. He has produced television programming for networks including A&E, TruTV, History, Discovery ID, HBO. PBS and AMC and has won dozens of international awards. Rosenstein teaches documentary filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, lectures frequently and is extremely active in the non-profit world, particularly for children’s causes.
Jenni’s stunning urban landscape films have earned wide acclaim for their unique storytelling style. Her most recent feature-length essay film, The Royal Road premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and recently won the Best LGBTQ Film Award at the prestigious Ann Arbor Film Festival. Jenni’s debut feature, The Joy of Life premiered at Sundance in 2005 and earned many awards. A queer media historian, activist and online pioneer Jenni is a former festival co-director of Frameline: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival (1992-1994) and is one of the founders of the LGBT website PlanetOut.com (in 1995). She is also one of the world’s leading experts on LGBT film history and a founding advisory board member of the UCLA/Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation.
Amie Segal has been producing documentary films and television at Eyepop Productions for seven years. Her work includes, SCHOOL PLAY, BOATLIFT and series and pilots for networks including HISTORY, A&E, and TRUtv. A dance major in college, Amie has also written about dance and is currently writing a non-fiction book about theater and film.
Bob Richman has served as director of photography on some of the most notable documentaries of the past two decades. His films include: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, PARADISE LOST (1, 2 and 3), BROTHER’S KEEPER, MY ARCHITECT, A TICKLE IN THE HEART, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE and METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER. Films he has shot have been nominated for multiple Academy and Emmy Awards, have won the grand jury prize at Sundance and have been shown in theaters and on television around the world.
Award-winning cinematographer Claudia Raschke is best-known for her ability to bring the rich tones of the motion picture medium to a diverse spectrum of films, from highly stylized commercial endeavors to behavioral documentaries to lower-budget works of art. Raschke has worked on four Oscar-nominated documentaries. Her feature documentary project Particle Fever has won many film festival awards and is screening in theaters around the world.
Pilar Rico is an editor and director from Spain. After years working in film production and with film festivals in Europe, Pilar moved to New York in 2010 to focus on her editing career. She has worked on documentaries and commercials for production companies and agencies such as Transient Pictures, Jackson Films Inc., Fluid, Ntropic, DirecTV and Teale Productions. In 2014 she edited the feature documentary Grazers: A Cooperative Story by award winning directors Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale, which premiere at Doc NYC. She has directed, edited and produced short films in Spain and America which focus on the immigrant experience (Más que a mi suerte, Welcome to the Word, Green Card) and recently directed and edited Playing Goodbye, about the closing of Steinway Hall. Pilar studied film at the University of Valencia, Rutgers University and the University van Amsterdam.
Judith Helfand has directed and produced several landmark documentary films, including BLUE VINYL, HEALTHY BABY GIRL and EVERYTHING’S COOL. Films she’s Executive Produced include, BROOKLYN CASTLE, AFTER TILLER and SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL. In addition to her filmmaking, Judith teaches documentary filmmaking at NYU and founded Chicken and Egg Pictures, a non-profit film fund dedicated to supporting women documentary filmmakers with strategic grants matched by timely creative “hands-with” mentorship. She is the recipient of a Peabody Award and a MacArthur Grant.
Hannah McCabe is a film producer from Dublin, Ireland. After years of working in Irish media, Hannah relocated to New York City to focus on her film career. Hannah has been producing documentaries and commercials for Eyepop Productions over the past year including the award winning CELEBRATION FILM that premiered for Vice President Joe Biden. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is Hannah’s first feature as Associate Producer.
Tom has served as the sound designer and re-recording mixer on dozens of award winning independent films including THE WOLFPACK; CARTEL LAND; THE SQUARE; IN A DREAM; METALICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER; FOG OF WAR and BORN INTO BROTHELS. Tom and Eddie Rosenstein have been frequent collaborators, with Tom creating the sound design on every film Eddie has ever made.