Julia R. Mintz, Writer / Director / Producer
Julia Mintz is a writer, producer and director whose work focuses on narratives of bravery and resistance against unimaginable odds. She has been on the producing team for films that have been shortlisted for the Academy Awards, have premiered at Cannes, Sundance and TriBeCa, and won Emmy, Peabody and festival awards. Her films can be seen on HBO, PBS, American Masters, NETFLIX and Amazon. Mintz has worked on many of the country’s most celebrated documentary films. Recent projects include Mr. SOUL!, which premiered at TriBeCa, short-listed for an Academy Award®. She co-produced Joe Papp in Five Acts, premiered at TriBeCa, and post-produced Get Me Roger Stone, premiered at TriBeCa. Mintz produced the Emmy-nominated California State of Mind, and post-produced Soundtrack for a Revolution, short-listed for an Academy Award® Best Documentary, premiered at Cannes, nominated for Writers Guild; Nanking, short-listed for Academy Award® which won Peabody®, Emmy®, and Editorial Award at Sundance; and Love Free or Die: Story of Bishop Gene Robinson, winner Sundance Jurors Choice. Additional projects include Muscle Shoals, Sundance; Equity, premiered Sundance; Bing Crosby Rediscovered; Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Emmy® nominee; and Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual. Julia has also produced programming for Discovery, NASA, National Geographic, NHK and SONY. Mintz's upcoming feature documentary film FOUR WINTERS is slated for theatrical release in spring 2022.
Dan Sturman, Producer
Dan wrote and directed the Academy Award nominated Soundtrack For a Revolution, and Sundance Award-winning documentary film Nanking, and produced the Academy Award®-winning documentary Twin Towers. Between 2001 and 2003, Sturman produced three seasons of the NBC documentary series Crime and Punishment. He has reported and produced for ABC News, CBS News, and the BBC while based in Los Angeles; for Reuters and NBC News while based in London; and for ABC News 20/20 in New York. In 1992, Sturman was the associate producer of another Academy Award®-winning documentary, A Time For Justice. The film, produced by Charles Guggenheim, commemorates the lives of the men, women, and children who were killed during the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Sturman is currently in production on a feature length documentary about child actors. Sturman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.
Tricia Reidy, Story Editor
Reidy has worked as a documentary editor for twenty years. She collaborated on twelve programs with Ken Burns including episodes of Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The War, and Frank Lloyd Wright. She has received an American Cinema Editors nomination for The Civil War, an Emmy® Award nomination for best editing for Frank Lloyd Wright, for which she also received a Peabody Award, and has been screened at The Sundance Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. She edited Judith Helfand’s A Healthy Baby Girl, broadcast as part of the PBS series POV. The film was an official Sundance Film Festival selection and winner of a Peabody Award.
Peter Heady, Editor
Peter has worked with many of the industries greatest documentary film directors including: Errol Morris Academy Award winning, Fog Of War, Sundance Film Festival Award winner Capturing The Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki. Academy Award® nominated Tupac Resurrection by Lauren Lazin, John Sales’ Casa De Los Babies, Spike Lee’s Jim Brown All American, Geodfrey Reggio’s Naqoyaqatsi, Pieces Of April by Peter Hedges, and Ken Burn’s documentary films including the multi-part series: The War, Baseball, The West, Lewis and Clark and National Parks. Peter is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. A twenty-year professional with experience in all aspects of film and post-production, Peter has worked extensively as both a colorist and editor, lending a unique perspective to his finishing work. Peter is also a frequent speaker on topics of interest to the larger filmmaking community at film festivals, technical conferences and roundtable discussions around the country.
Dr. David Milch, Executive Producer
David, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, Stanford, and Amherst College, moved to New York City after completing his research to pursue his business career. He was principal of Bermil Industries, a corporation controlled by the Milch Family, until 1989, when he began to dedicate his time to venture investments in technology and the life sciences. He is Founder and Vice Chairman of Allium Medical, a fully integrated publicly listed medical device company in Israel. Dr. Milch has a long history supporting the arts, investing in and producing live theatrical performances including Avenue Q, In The Heights, West Side Story, and Finian’s Rainbow, for which he received a Best Musical Revival Tony Award nomination as producer in 2009. He is presently involved with three documentaries, and recently completed principal cinematography for a feature film. He is also an active philanthropist, participating in and funding charitable organizations such as ADL, Middle East Forum, The American-Israel Friendship League, The New Group, Demos, The Metropolitan Foundation, Jazz Foundation of America, Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth and The Brotherhood-SisterSol via The Dr. David M. Milch Foundation and its Ars Veritas initiative, “Arts for Social Impact.”
Emily Mandelstam, Executive Producer
Emily is devoted to education, specifically increasing excellence and expanding opportunities. She has been a member of the national advisory board of Appalshop (a media and arts organization in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky); president of the advisory board at Bronx Lab School (an under-resourced public high school in New York City); and president of the board of trustees at Trinity School (a private K-12 school in NYC). A writer by trade and passion, Emily has plied her craft in varied settings: as a newspaper reporter (and photographer) in South Africa during apartheid; as a newspaper reporter in NYC; and as a writer, researcher, and editor at various civil-rights and pro-immigration organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (which won Brown v. Board of Education) and the New York Association for New Americans (a Jewish refugee-resettlement agency). Emily has also been an advisor to “No Job for a Woman” (a documentary about female journalists during World War II); a consultant to the Library of America (a non-profit publisher); and a member of the New York State Supreme Court Departmental Disciplinary Committee (the panel that rules on misconduct charges brought against attorneys). Emily holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University; an M.Sc. in Journalism from Columbia University; and an M.Phil. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge (England).
Marilyn Dintenfass, Executive Producer
Marilyn is an internationally known artist, whose work is found in major public collections in Denmark, England,France, Israel, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Among the institutions that have acquired her work are; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Dintenfass has twice been a MacDowell Fellow and has received both an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Marylyn was awarded the Silver Medal at the First International, Mino, Japan, and The Ravenna Prize at the 45th Faenza International in Italy. Books on her work include the monograph Marylyn Dintenfass: Paintings written by Lilly Wei [Hudson Hills Press, 2007], Marylyn Dintenfass: Parallel Park written by Aliza Edelman [Hard Press Editions, 2011] and Marylyn Dintenfass: Drop Dead Gorgeous written by Scott Indrisek [Driscoll Babcock Galleries 2013].
Timothy A. Kuper, Editor
A graduate of Ithaca College's Park School of Communications where he studied Film, Photography, and Visual Arts. Tim has edited numerous documentary and narrative short films that have received awards at film festivals like the NYC Chain Film Festival and Asbury Park Film Festival. He has worked as an assistant editor on feature length projects such as MSNBC's This Happened series. Tim joined New Moon films editing team as an Assistant Editor and as a field archival researcher in Eastern Europe. In addition to his editorial work, Tim has collaborated and worked in many facets of the Jewish Partisans film and the production company.
Noël Raley, Producer
Noël is a social justice and human rights advocate who has committed her work to racial equity, family and child advocacy, education access, and reproductive health and justice. She received her JD from NYU School of Law after graduating magna cum laude from SUNY at Geneseo. She was a staff attorney fellow at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, and went on to direct an educational advocacy project for Family Court-involved youth in Brooklyn at Advocates for Children of NY. As an adjunct professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst, she taught a course on the injustice of the school-to-prison pipeline and volunteered at Racial Equity and Learning, an anti-racist coalition in local schools. Noël also facilitated support groups for MotherWoman, an organization whose mission is supporting the resilience and empowerment of women suffering from post-partum depression. She took on the role of Communications Director at Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Raley served as President and board member of Friends of Children, a child and family advocacy organization. As a producer at New Moon Films, she has worked on Four Winters and A Survivor's Story.
Katherine Ripley Frisoli, Co-Producer
Katherine's documentary work include many historically rich documentary films with important archival materials. She has worked as the associate archival producer of many projects including, The Road We've Traveled, a documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim about President Obama for his re-election campaign, and she was part of the archival research team for the celebrated video that screened nationally prior to the President's speech during the Democratic National Convention. Her credits include associate researcher on Bhutto, and Countdown to Zero, both of which premiered at Sundance, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth directed by James Moll premièred at SXSW Film Festival and on VH1, and Pearl Jam Twenty directed by Cameron Crowe, premiered theatrically across the US and on PBS American Masters. Frisoli served as Co/Producer and Archival Clearance Producer on California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown which aired on varies PBS stations across the country. Currently she is working with ESPN on a documentary about Olympic ice skater Katarina Witt for their celebration of the 40th anniversary of title IX. In addition to her research and producing work, Katherine directs short documentaries. Her short film Rhena, about a young girl's struggle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy can be seen on Current TV.
Lee Feldscher, Co-Producer
Lee Feldscher, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania holds BA degrees in Astronomy, Physics and Natural Science. Lee worked as a physicist at Penn for years focusing his research in particle physics, and was on the teams of two groundbreaking experiments; discovering the Z particle, and neutrinos from a source outside of our solar system. Both experiments received Nobel prizes. Lee has built advanced telescopes on mountain tops in Maui and the Canary Islands, He also worked on filming teams that covered Space Shuttle launches at NASA’s Kennedy Center in Florida, with the Jewish Partisans director Julia Mintz. Lee has been involved with the Jewish Partisans film from its earliest conception. As one of the films producers Lee has contributed on technical and computer workflow, helped manage quarterly screenings and fundraising events and other outreach initiatives. He also traveled to the forests in Eastern Europe where the Jewish Partisans fought, filming the remains of their Semblance’s (hand dug underground bunkers), and sites of the Partisans missions. He has also spent time combing through the libraries and archives in Belarus, Lithuania and Poland in search of footage, photographs and maps for inclusion in the film. Lee previously ran the IT departments of two major post production film studios in NYC, The Tapehouse Editorial companies and Broadway Video. In those roles Lee worked supporting the editors and colorists on many films and TV shows, wrote custom code to support the editing studios, and played a central role in sub-titling the Miramax Classic films. After Years in NYC Lee opened his own company based in Massachusetts, Northampton IT, a computer consulting firm.
Carla Singer, Executive Producer
Ms. Singer has directed, written, and produced for BBC Television in London, England, CTV and CITY-TV in Canada, and Israel Television in Jerusalem. She has served on the boards of the American Jewish Committee and Americans for Peace Now. She is on the board of the Makhanga Academy in Kenya and is a member of the Women’s Forum of New York and the International Women’s Forum. Carla Singer is the President and Executive Producer of Carla Singer Productions, an independent production company that has produced over 30 television movies as well as documentaries and reality series. Ms. Singer is a former Vice President of Drama Programming for CBS Television. Under her tenure, the extremely successful “Murder She Wrote” was developed and produced as well as successful series such as “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” and “The Equalizer”. For TNT the company executive produced “The Portrait” starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall, and “Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files”. At TBS Ms. Singer produced a documentary “The Black West” which was nominated for a Cable Ace award. She also produced “A Refusenik’s Diary” for PBS for which she received an Emmy Award.
Ellen Steiner, Associate Producer
Ellen founded and has managed Matterhorn Partners, a fund-of-funds, for the past twenty-three years, after a career in institutional corporate bond sales at Dillon Read and Kidder Peabody. Ellen began her career as a corporate lawyer at Sidley Austin. For the past ten years, Ellen has served on the Advisory Board of the Tufts University Entrepreneurship Center. In addition, Ellen was a member of the Young Leadership Board of AIPAC. She has been involved with fundraising arms of Northwestern and Duke Universities, her children’s alma maters. Ellen graduated from the New York University School of Law and Tufts University.
Lou Cove, Associate Producer
Lou is a recognized leader in the fields of media, marketing and non-profits. As Executive Director of Reboot, Lou led a network of leading young Jewish creatives— digital entrepreneurs at Google, The Daily, Behance and Wet Paint; creators of television shows and films like Lost, Weeds, The Office, Gossip Girl, Anchorman and Little Miss Sunshine; journalists from the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. At Reboot, Lou launched projects like National Day of Unplugging, 10Q and Sukkah City. Lou also served as VP of the National Yiddish Book Center, launching the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. He is a senior advisor to the CEOs and Boards of Trustees at numerous non-profits including American Institute for Architects, the Democracy Fund, Girls Leadership Institute and PJ Library. He is a Trustee at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Amherst Cinema Arts Center.
Diane Keefe, Associate Producer
Diane founded and managed the Pax World High Yield Fund after a career on bond trading floors at Oppenheimer, Dillon, Read, Swiss Bank, and UBS. She is a Trustee of New York Metro Area Quakers and a member of the National Finance and Investment Committees of American Friends Service Committee. Producer of the inaugural Green Festival in New York City, Diane was Chair of the Board of Green America, a social enterprise network. She served on the Board of Directors of Opportunity Finance Network which lends to community development financial institutions in low income communities in the US. She was a member of the investment committee of the Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut and on the Board of Directors of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, a national non-profit founded by Ben Cohen. She has advised on a documentary about women war reporters in WWII and was executive producer of a You Tube video, the “Misinformant” starring Jack Black and America Ferrera about health care and climate policy. She has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Political Economy from Wellesley College.
Allen Moore, Cinematographer
A graduate of Harvard University, Allen has been producing, directing, photographing and editing his own documentaries for more than 30 years. Among the honors awarded to Allen are several state artist fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking. Allen has also served as a director of photography for several of Ken Burns’s films, including The Civil War, The Congress, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, Mark Twain and Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip. For his work on Baseball, Allen received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography. In addition to his work on Ken Burns’ films, Allen has been a Director of Photography on a number of other award-winning documentaries. He received a second Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for his cinematography work on Ric Burns’ American Experience series on New York. Other film credits include: Wild by Law, The Donner Party, The Way West, Divided Highways, The Harriman Expedition, and Monkey Trial, winner of the George Foster Peabody Award.
Maia Harris, Writing Consultant
Maia Harris began her career on the groundbreaking and award-winning civil rights television history series, Eyes on the Prize. In addition to her work as a producer and writer, Harris is an accomplished grant writer who has successfully raised NEH funds for numerous documentary projects including No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report World War II (PBS World), Slavery and the Making of America (PBS), The Italian Americans (PBS) and GI Jews (PBS). Her producing and writing credits also include Banished (PBS) directed by Marco Williams, premiered Sundance, The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (PBS), Storyville: The Naked Dance (PBS), Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles (PBS) and Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (AMC). Maia is the recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize, two Emmy® Awards, two Emmy® Award nominations, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts fellowship. Also an educator, she co-founded the New Orleans Charter Middle School, and holds a B.A. in Literature and Afro-American Studies from Harvard University and an M.Ed. from Columbia University.