MARY HEALEY JAMIEL | PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
With gear ready 24/7 for over four and a half years Mary Healey Jamiel documented Matt Zarrella & the Rhode Island State Police, Maine State Police & Maine Warden Service K9 units on missing persons searches, criminal investigations and trainings from Washington State to Rochester NY to Rangeley Maine. The result is an unmistakably intimate, immersive film that reveals the unparalleled patience, love and grit of these extraordinary human-canine teams to find the lost, missing and deceased.
Mary's previous award-winning TV documentary, Holy Water-Gate (56 min) was the first film to lay bare 25 years of institutionalized cover-up of child sexual abuse by priests and details the methods and mechanisms that concealed these crimes for decades. Holy Water-Gate premiered on Showtime Networks and broadcast on CBC/Canada, SBS/Australia, TVE/Spain, RTSI/Switzerland, DR/Denmark and the Documentary Channel, and screened at the United Nations. Prior to this she worked as an animation producer at Olive Jar Animation, Boston, and discovered her passion for filmmaking and teaching at Emerson College.
Mary is an Associate Professor of Film/Media & Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication & Media at the University of Rhode Island where she combines her passion for teaching and love of her students with her filmmaking. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband Kurt and their adopted dog Lucy.
ELAINE ROGERS | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Elaine Rogers is a partner at the law firm of Sennott Williams & Rogers LLP. Ms. Rogers’ practice emphasizes all aspects of the entertainment and new media industry including publishing, licensing, promotion, advertising, interactive media, theater, motion pictures (including film financing), television, including representation of authors, publishers, screenwriters, producers, directors, talent and production companies. Ms. Rogers is also an affiliated agent with the Kneerim & Williams Agency, a literary and dramatic rights agency. Ms. Rogers has packaged and placed a number of film/television deals with studios, distributors, networks, financiers and/or served as counsel. She is a filmmaker herself having produced a number of film and television projects.
MIKE MAJOROS | EDITOR
Mike Majoros has directed and edited over a dozen award-winning documentaries that have screened on television and in festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Silverdocs and the Human Rights Watch Festival. Over the past 20 years, Mike has focused his lens on subjects including a Maasai Warrior who comes to the U.S. from Kenya, a nomadic nine-year-old Mongolian girl who races her horse across the vast steppe, the Estonian singing revolution, decorated U.S. veterans speaking out against the War in Iraq, the largest armored car robbery in U.S. history, cyber warfare and the pathway to becoming male after being born female. Mike also produces exhibits for museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution and the International Spy Museum. After studying visual anthropology and film, he received his graduate degree from the MIT Media Lab in 1986. From 1990-2011, he taught senior-level degree project students at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ken Willinger is an Emmy award-winning director of photography. He has filmed news and documentary projects around the world with much time spent in South America, The Middle East, Africa and Europe. Credits include documentary, narrative, commercial and episodic TV. Some of Ken’s most recent documentary credits include Vanished, an HBO documentary currently in production; PBS NOVA’s The Bible’s Buried Secrets; Forgotten Ellis Island, PBS; and Prometheus Bound: The Epidemic of Hepatitis C, a recipient of the 2007 Freddie Award and was nominated for a National Emmy in 2008.
DANIEL SOUSA | ANIMATOR
Daniel Sousa animates themes commonly found in mythology and fairy tales to examine archetypes of human nature and the inner struggles between our intellects and our unconscious drives. Rather than following conventional narratives, he approaches filmmaking from a painter’s perspective. He focuses on states of mind, evoking the fragility of fleeting moments, memories and perceptions. In addition to his independent projects, Daniel has worked as a director and animator with Cartoon Network, Olive Jar Studios, Global Mechanic and Duck. He is a founding member of Handcranked Film Projects, a group of New England filmmakers actively engaged in the production of independent experimental films. His most recent film, Feral, was an official selection at Sundance 2013 and is nominated for an Academy Award 2014 Short Film (Animated) category.
TIM MAURICE | ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSER
Born in Maine, Tim Maurice is a classically trained pianist and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in film scoring. He was the recipient of the 2009 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship. He has written music for a variety of independent film projects in New England, including Karma's Choice (entered into the Boston International Film Festival) and The Green Card (Rising Star Award Winner for Best Short Film at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival). Tim has also worked with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist/composer Taylor Eigsti, assisting with orchestration and score preparation for symphonic pieces. He works professionally as a freelance composer, arranger and pianist in New England
AYLA FOX | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER + CAMERA
Ayla Fox is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Film Media. Her passion is to create films that depict environmental and social issues in a truthful, unbiased light, invigorating the audience to think, question and become inspired. She recently worked with Plan USA editing and producing video for various developing nations in Africa. She also helped to build Plan International's social campaigns, and to launch an interactive website for Plan Youth. Her recent works include documentaries, Against the Current, a film about river herring population decline, and Core Wiring, a self-reflective documentary about the deep influence of technology on the developing child's mind, body and spirit.
MARY LAMPSON | CONSULTING EDITOR
Mary Lampson is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and editor. Lampson co edited the Academy Award–wining documentary HARLAN COUNTY, USA and acted as an editor on many other independently produced documentary features. She has worked with Emile de Antonio, Ricky Leacock, and D.A. Pennebaker. She also produced and directed UNTIL SHE TALKS. This 40-minute dramatic film was produced independently and then acquired by the PBS series American Playhouse. Lampson has produced more than 25 short live-action films for Sesame Street and teaches filmmaking to children as an artist-in-residence in public schools. Recent projects include: A LION IN THE HOUSE (Steven Bognar and Julia Reickert), RAIN IN A DRY LAND and WE STILL LIVE HERE(Anne Makepeace), TROUBLE THE WATER (Tia Lessin and Carl Deal), KIMJONGLILIA (NC Heikin), CAMP VICTORY, AFGANISTAN (Carol Dysinger), ON COAL RIVER (Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood), GURUKULAM (Jillian Elizabeth), QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (Lauren Greenfield), THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS (Nicole Newnham and Maren Monson-Grainger), THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING (Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein), WHAT TOMMORROW BRINGS (Beth Murphy), THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES (Mike Day) and THE BAD KIDS (Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe.) She has been both a fellow and advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing and Story Lab and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
JIM WOLPAW | CONSULTING PRODUCER
An Academy Award nominee for his documentary “Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date” (1985), Jim Wolpaw, is a veteran filmmaker known for innovative approaches in considering artists and issues in the arts. In addition to “Keats”, his films include “Cobra Snake for a Necktie” (Showtime, 1980), a portrait of rock and roll legend Bo Diddley; “Loaded Gun: Life, and Death, and Dickinson-“ (PBS, 2003, INPUT, 2004), a quirky look at the poet Emily Dickinson that was chosen by The Library Journal for its list of “Best Poetry Films”; and “First Face: The Buck Starts Here” (PBS, 2011), a ‘biography’ of the dollar bill portrait of George Washington. He also wrote and directed the feature comedy “Complex World” (1992, Hemdale). Mr. Wolpaw’s films have won awards at more than a dozen film festivals worldwide. A graduate of Brown University, he has taught film production at Emerson College, the University of Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island School of Design.