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Jonna is an artist and producer whose work spans photography,
film, and journalism. She recently received the Lewis Hine
Fellowship from the Center for Documentary Studies —
through that fellowship she is producing a participatory
photography and oral history project that is being published
as a book of photography by Rutgers University Press.
She is also producing All Light, Everywhere, directed by Theo
Anthony, which will premiere in the U.S. Documentary
Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The film
examines the complexity of an objective point of view, probing
the biases inherent in both human perception and
surveillance technologies. She previously worked as a
producer for WNYC Studios, where she won a 2020 national
Edward R. Murrow Award and as a reporter for WYPR in
Baltimore where her feature stories won several regional,
Associated Press Awards.
Actor, Cinematographer, Writer, Director, Producer
Turkish-born Bessy Adut is an award winning film director/writer/producer who lives in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts as a Fulbright Grantee and a BA in Film and Television from Istanbul Bilgi University.
She is also a UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program alumna. Bessy’s latest short film Escape Room has won 11 awards and has been featured in several Oscar qualifying international film festivals. Bessy is also the founder of Queen B. Film Hive, LLC in 2015.
Bessy has worked as a Director/Host in TRT World documentaries such as Inside the Lens and Mysteries of Cinema and has worked as a Production Coordinator and Director’s Assistant for Academy Award winner Bryan Fogel’s Icarus II and The Dissident.
Currently she works on a documentary about hip hop artist Post Malone. For the past two years Bessy has been developing her feature documentary Searching For God In Antarctica with a docu-series to follow.Interests
Antarctica, Global Warming, Human Interest Documentaries, Historical Documentary, Spirituality, Documentaries And Human Rights Journalism, Women Issues, Africa, Female Director, Science, Religion, Nature, Female Empowerment, Female Film / Short Films / Genre Films / Experimental Films, Middle EastSkills
Speaking Turkish, Film Direction, Film Directing, Creative Direction, Line Producing, Screenwriting
A theater arts major with a focus on prop and scenic work. My profile picture is a costume I made for Halloween two years ago. The character is based off of nothing but my imagination. All the props are hand-made and the eyes are animated via a code which I programmed. This is just a taste of my aesthetic and my passion. I hope to continue making costume and props and continue having as much fun in my work as possible.Interests
Scenic Design, Masks And Hand Props, Jewelry MakingSkills
Diy Jewelry, Photoshop, Photography
Joel Krantz is a native of Easton, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), now living in the Los Angeles area. He was hired as a full-time assistant Professor of Film Production with an expertise in Post Production Sound, joining the Department of Cinema and Television in the Fall of 2011. Prior to being hired full-time, he had been teaching post production sound part-time in the department of CTVA for seven years. He is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert for both Post Production and Music, as well as an Avid Certified Instructor. In addition to teaching at CSUN, he has guest lectured at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and he also regularly teaches Avid Pro Tools sound curriculum locally at Video Symphony (Burbank, CA).
With over 20 years of industry experience, Joel has written and published more than 25 different Pro Tools training course books, used at Avid Authorized Training Partners worldwide. Currently, Joel is completing a book called, Pro Tools Advanced Post Production Techniques , which will be available from Cengage Publishing and most major book retailers in early 2012. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he worked in New York City for six years as a product specialist and training instructor for Avid Technology, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree (in Music Education) from Susquehanna University in 1985, and a Master of Music degree (in Music Technology) from New York University in 1998, where he graduated with summa cum laude honors.
His training and consulting clients include sound professionals from NBC-Universal, Warner Brothers, Disney Feature Animation, Paramount, Capitol Records, Clear Channel Worldwide, Virgin Records, MPSE Local 700, Sound One, Magno Sound and Video, Technicolor, New York University, AT&T, Price-Waterhouse, Nile Rogers Productions, NBET, National Public Radio (NPR), Sony Pictures, Sony Music, ABC, CBS, and Fox.
His film sound credits include Déjà vu, Sojourn, and a documentary film called, War of the Gods, which was recently screened at the 2011 El Sawy International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt. In addition to working in film sound, Joel has also edited and mixed television promos for Fox Television and DirecTV. Joel is also an active member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), and the University Film & Video Association (UFVA). Although teaching is his passion, Joel keeps himself busy outside of CSUN with free-lance film and video projects, consulting, publishing, and spending time with his family.
Cinematographer, Editor, Director
David Helfer Wells is a film-maker and photographer who divides his time between Providence, Rhode Island and Bangalore, India. One day you can find him creating still and moving images for clients, such as Edible Rhody and the Providence Preservation Society on the unique local culture of America’s smallest state. Other days he may be working on personal/grant funded projects on the beautiful Narragansett Bay with the support of Rhode Island’s Council for Humanities and State Council on the Arts. In India’s "Silicon City” Bangalore, he is busy creating visual narratives for clients such as Bryn Mawr College and Aramco World or working on personal/grant funded projects supported by the Fulbright and Alicia Patterson Foundations.Interests
A Multimedia and and Human Rights journalist. I use images and sounds to tell stories of the vulnerable. I have worked in several countries across Africa documenting stories of the vulnerable. From Sierra Leone me home country to the Gambia, Senegal, Kenya, South Sudan and others. Currently i am doing a Masters degree in Multimedia Journalism at the New York University.Skills
Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro &Amp; Avid), Documentary Production, Scriptwriting, Camera
Documentary Filmmaking Student, Photographer
Documentary photographer exploring social, cultural, and political conditions that affect people.
Storytelling is my passion in life, as well as the essential tool I use to promote social justice and awareness related to vital issues in our world. I am driven by the belief that a more diverse community overall means more strength, understanding and knowledge about one another.Interests
Journalistic Documentaries, Social Impact
Edmund Stenson’s work as director, producer and editor spans both documentary and fiction, and focuses on human rights and social issues. In 2018, he directed the award-winning Finding Fukue, a short documentary for the CBC which has amassed over 3 million views online, and Other Desires, an experimental short which premiered at the Bristol Independent Film Festival in 2018. His 2015 produced/edited documentary, The Roots Remain, won awards at RIDM, the Victoria International Film Festival, and the Wales Documentary Festival.
He has cut Canadian documentary television — in 2016 Le messager, and the 2017 miniseries, Ma vie Made in Canada — and numerous short fiction films, such as A Yakuza’s Melody (LA Film Awards) and She Fell Away (London Short Film Festival) . He has also cut documentary features such as Ghosts of Our Forest (Hot Docs 2017) and numerous short docs (the award-winning Sourtoe: The Story of the Sorry Cannibal, BravoFactual short Sexual Being and the Hot Docs 2017 film, The Long Way Home).
In 2019, he is working on three documentaries: as director, The Martyr, a film about Gilles de Rais and a British woman who wishes to exonerate him; Secret Knots, a faux-documentary about the end of the world; as producer/editor, Nourishing Japan, a short documentary about Japanese food education and its broader moral philosophy.Interests
Feature Documentaries, Short Documentaries, Art House, Queer CinemaSkills
Story Structure, Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), Screenwriting/Drafting/Pre Production, Story Editing
Screenwriter / Producer/ Director
Jack Meggers grew up in Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa. He earned his degree in Performing Arts from Iowa State University, then moved to New York City and began a career in stage theatre. During his time in New York, Jack gradually turned his attention to filmmaking and in 2006, relocated to Los Angeles. While in LA, he got his start directing by making music videos for bands in the Los Angeles area. Jack’s first narrative short film, Frigid, was selected to participate in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
He returned to his home state in 2014 to develop a feature film, entitled The Burial. Jack has founded his own production company, Anatomical Heart Films, and is directing and producing a slate of short and long-form art, documentary, and narrative films.
In July of 2017, Jack was awarded an Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, one of five artists selected to represent the state of Iowa for 2017-18. He is the first filmmaker in the state’s history to receive this honor. On the heels of his fellowship, Jack received a project grant from the Iowa Arts Council to produce and direct a short version of his feature film. This short was filmed during the fall of 2018 and is currently in post-production.Interests
Narrative And DocumentarySkills
Screnwriting, Editing, Directing
Cinematographer, Director, Producer
Emily Mkrtichian is an Armenian-American filmmaker and writer whose films touch on themes of Memory, Place and Identity. Her work includes the immersive, multimedia installation Luys i Luso, created in collaboration with Tigran Hamasyan, an exploration music’s effect on spaces that were lost to a genocide a century before. The installation has traveled to Munich (Unterfahrt), Armenia, NYC (BRIC Arts), LA (Arts Activation fund recipient for public art), Istanbul (DEPO Gallery), and Sophia, Bulgaria (European Capital of Culture) . Emily directed the sci-fi short Transmission about an activist couple searching for each other between worlds (World Premiere BFI Flare); and she just completed the short documentary Motherland (World Premiere Full Frame Film Festival, Camden IFF, Brooklyn IFF, Hot Springs FF, BendFilm, Big Sky IFF) about the women who shake tradition and risk their lives to rid their country of landmines leftover from an ethnic war. Emily has been a Flaherty Seminar Fellow, a LA Arts Activation Fund recipient, a UnionDocs Summer Lab Fellow, and participated in the Torino Film Lab. She is currently working on her first feature documentary film There Was, There Was Not.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an American news media organization established in 2006 that sponsors independent reporting on global issues that other media outlets are less willing or able to undertake on their own.
Cinematographer, Director, Producer
I am a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn working on projects around the world. I co-founded ScreeningRoom and Four Corners Media.Interests
History, Archaeology, Politics, Environment, Art, Middle East, DocumentariesSkills
Technology, Photography, Writing, Producing, Editing, Cinematography, Directing