A documentary short film by Jason Cohen
TOM CHRISTOPHER Co-Producer/Editor
Tom Christopher has worked in the film industry for three decades with projects at Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Studios and The Saul Zaentz Company. His feature film editing credits include George Lucas's SPECIAL EDITION of STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and THE RETURN OF THE JEDI; Milos Foreman's AMADEUS DIRECTOR'S CUT; and Carroll Ballard's DUMA. He has edited many documentary films for PBS, including an American Masters portrait, ALICE WATERS AND HER DELICIOUS REVOLUTION, and an America at the Crossroads episode, CAMPUS BATTLEGROUND, a story of conflict resolution on college campuses. His expertise includes film restoration and preparation of projects for the web.
SVETLANA CVETKO Cinematographer
Svetlana Cvetko was born in the former Yugoslavia and came to the U.S. to explore her talent for photography and filmmaking. Her last documentary film, INEQUALITY FOR ALL, won the Sundance 2013 Special Jury Prize and was picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company. Previous credits include the Academy Award-winning INSIDE JOB, the Sundance documentary MISS REPRESENTATION, and the narrative feature, (UNTITLED), directed by Jonathan Parker. The New York Times wrote that her "clean wide-screen cinematography provides an aesthetic polish" and Pete Hammond of Deadline Hollywood called her sharp cinematography "perfect." Svetlana's work was also featured in American Cinematographer magazine.
ZAND GEE Associate Producer
Zand Gee has worked for many years as an Associate Producer for filmmaker Steven Okazaki on his documentaries and narrative works. She is also a widely published book designer for Rizzoli New York and other major publishers, whose projects include several notable publications on Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, John Lautner, and Julius Shulman. FACING FEAR is her first project with Cohen.
STEVEN OKAZAKI Editorial Consultant
Steven Okazaki, an Academy Award winner (DAYS OF WAITING, 1990) and a four-time Oscar nominee, produces documentary films on an extraordinary range of subjects from Hiroshima to heroin addiction to the Minnesota State Fair for HBO, PBS, and NHK.
DAVID KESLER Composer
David Kesler is a composer for TV, theater, and film, a music producer working with a diverse list of groups, and a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer in the bands, Thee More Shallows and Fops.