MAISIE CROW Director / Producer / Director of Photography
After an award-winning career as a photojournalist, Maisie turned her attention to filmmaking. In 2014 her short film, The Last Clinic was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy, and she was listed as one of PDN InMotion’s 20 Emerging Artists to Watch in Film and Video. In 2012, her multimedia project, Half Lives: Chernobyl Workers Now won an Overseas Press Club award. In 2010, her short film A Life Alone was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She recently worked as a director of photography on MTV's documentary series, True Life.
JAMIE BOYLE Editor / Producer / Cinematographer
Jamie Boyle is a film editor working in New York. She was the Associate Editor and Production Manager on ETEAM, which won the Cinematography Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for two News and Documentary Emmys. She was the lead video editor for Human Rights Watch. Her work for them premiered at the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival and won an Overseas Press Club Award in 2015. In 2014, she worked as an assistant editor on the short film, The House at the Edge of the Galaxy, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2013. She has edited for numerous leading digital media companies, working on videos for top fashion and lifestyle brands. She has worked as an assistant editor on short films and commercials, including Ross Kauffman's spot for GE and Fire with Fire, part of a series of films in the GE-commissioned Focus Forward initiative.
CHRISTINA CLUSIAU Producer / Assistant Editor/ Additional Cinematography
Christina Clusiau is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from northern Minnesota, Christina relocated to NY to pursue a photography career after years of working as a human rights educator. In 2007 she studied at the International Center of Photography then went on to work at TIME.com as a national picture editor. As a freelancer she has shot for TIME.com's film division, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation. Christina has been an artist in Residence at Chunches De Mar in Costa Rica and an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow. She is the co-founder of Reel Peak Films.
JOHANNA HAMILTON Executive Producer
Johanna Hamilton directed and produced 1971, about the break-in of a small FBI office in Media, PA by a group of activists. The burglary exposed COINTELPRO, a illegal domestic surveillance program. 1971 premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in May 2015. Previously she co-produced Pray the Devil Back to Hell the gripping account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades old civil war. It premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and was short-listed for an Academy Award.
ALISSA QUART Executive Producer
Alissa Quart is Executive Editor of the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She is the author of three non-fiction books including Branded and Republic of Outsiders and has had numerous features and opinion pieces in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Elle, Vogue and many other publications. She wrote the accompanying story and produced the Emmy- and ASME-nominated multimedia project “The Last Clinic” among other multimedia projects.Her poetry book Monetized was published in 2015: her poems have appeared in the London Review of Books, The Awl et al. She was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and has taught non-fiction at Columbia University's Journalism School, SUNY New Paltz and elsewhere. She is currently working on a non-fiction book for HarperCollins on social class and the family.
BARBARA EHRENREICH Executive Producer
Barbara Ehrenreich is the Founder of EHRP. An acclaimed journalist, author and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Barbara has worked with her IPS colleagues to synthesize and catalyze a broad consensus among working journalists, community organizers, service providers and policy analysts: the U.S. public and its policymakers need help confronting and addressing the scope and depth of economic hardship in the wake of the economic collapse of 2008 and its continuing reverberations. Her leadership role in EHRP is twofold. She is writing big picture analytic pieces that remind us of the basics that the national conversation often ignores.
TYLER STRICKLAND Composer
Tyler Strickland is a film composer based in Los Angeles. His scores have accompanied recent award-winning documentary films such as; Audrie & Daisy (Sundance/Netflix 2016), Best and Most Beautiful Things (SXSW 2016), The Return (Tribeca 2016), Fresh Dressed (Sundance/CNN Films 2015), Emmy-Nominated hit, Hot Girls Wanted (Sundance/Netflix 2015), The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano (Tribeca 2015), The Genius of Marian (Tribeca/POV), and many others. Tyler has also scored several TV specials for National Geographic Explorer, a handful of New York Times' OpDocs, and Field of Vision short documentaries.
ABBIE PERRAULT Community Outreach Coordinator / Educational Sales
Abbie Perrault is an arts administrator based in Marfa, Texas. She has managed art galleries, furniture studios, and other creative endeavors in New York and Houston before transitioning to documentary film. She previously co-founded and coordinated community outreach for Liberty City NYC, a non-profit focused in the Chelsea housing projects.