spacerThe Filmmakers

Julia MintzJulia Mintz, Producer / Director/ Writer spacerJulia produced the documentary California State of Mind about Pat Brown and his political dynasty, slated for PBS broadcast 2012. Mintz Co-produced Joe Papp in Five Acts premiered at Tribeca film festival for American Masters 2012. Mintz also post-produced and associate produced theatrical documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution about the Civil Rights Movement which was short-listed for an Academy Award® Best Documentary Feature 2009, premiering at Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Writers Guild. Mintz post-produced Nanking, short-listed for Academy Award® which won Peabody and Emmy®, and Editorial Award at Sundance and has produced programs for NASA, PBS and NHK. Additional projects include A Son's Sacrifice, winner of the IDA 2007 Short Award; The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Emmy® nominee; and Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, Emmy® Award winner Best Documentary. Mintz has taught filmmaking and digital post-production at numerous workshops worldwide and held an adjunct faculty position at LIU in NYC.


Dan SturmanDan Sturman, ProducerspacerDan 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 ReidyTricia Reidy, EditorspacerReidy 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 HeadyPeter Heady, Media AdvisorspacerPeter 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.


Katherine RipleyKatherine Ripley Frisoli, Co-ProducerspacerKatherine'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.


Lou CoveLou Cove, Associate ProducerspacerLou is a recognized leader in the fields of media, marketing and non-profits. As Executive Director of Reboot, Lou led a network of the country’s 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, drawing millions. Lou also served as VP of the National Yiddish Book Center, launching the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, recruiting 30,000 members, and raising more than $32 million. 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 KeefeDiane Keefe, Associate ProducerspacerDiane 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 MooreAllen Moore, CinematographerspacerA graduate of Harvard University, 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 HarrisMaia Harris, Co-WriterspacerMaia has produced and written numerous documentaries for national PBS broadcast, including Banished (PBS 2008), directed by Marco Williams, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and won the Spectrum Award at Full Frame Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival. Other credits include The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (PBS 2005), Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (AMC 2001), Storyville:The Naked Dance (PBS 1998) and Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles (PBS 1995). Harris began her career on the award-winning civil rights television history, Eyes on the Prize. She has successfully raised funds for many documentary projects including No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report World War II (PBS World 2012), Slavery and the Making of America (PBS 2006) and The Italian Americans (PBS 2015). 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 College and an M.Ed. from Columbia University Teachers’ College.