|LOUIS F. DEMATTEIS|
San Francisco based photographer and filmmaker Lou Dematteis has covered issues of social, political and environmental importance around the globe for over 30 years. Dematteis began his work in film in 1997 on Charles Koppleman’s feature “Dumbarton Bridge” followed up by his own short film “Judge Louis B. Dematteis: An Italian American Story” in 2003 and Lise Swenson’s 2004 feature “Mission Movie”. "Crimebuster" is his first full-length documentary feature.
MARY JO MCCONAHAY
Mary Jo McConahay is a documentary filmmaker and journalist, co-producer of the award-winning PBS documentary, “Discovering Dominga” for which she wrote the original story. She is producer/director of “Rebel Priest,” the story of beloved Berkeley, CA activist Rev. Bill O’Donnell, a documentary in development. McConahay’s travel narrative, “Maya Roads” is scheduled for publication in 2011 by Chicago Review Press.
Judith Ehrlich Co-produced and Directed the 2010 Academy Award nominated film, "The Most Dangerous Man in America, Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers". That film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Special Jury Prize at IDFA (Amsterdam) and Audience Awards at five other festivals. Ehrlich also co-produced and co-directed the award winning PBS documentary, “The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It” (2001), a story of men guided by principle to take the unpopular position of pacifism in the face of World War II.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Vicente Franco was a 2003 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Daughter from Danang, winner of the Sundance Film Festival 2002 Grand Jury Prize. In addition to directing, he is an accomplished cinematographer of documentaries, drama, news and public affairs. His credits include the Academy Award nominated Freedom on My Mind, POV specials Discovering Dominga and Thirst, and the PBS series In Search of Law and Order and Making Peace.