David L. Lewis (producer/director) is a writer, director and producer with 30 years of experience as a New York City-based journalist in print and broadcast media. He was a producer and associate producer for the CBS News program 60 Minutes and correspondent Ed Bradley for five years before going independent in 2006. He was a staff writer for the New York Daily News and Gannett newspapers for 15 years, and has worked for ABC News, Time Warner cable television and various national magazines. Lewis teaches reporting and writing at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. This is his first feature-length film.
Andre Braugher (narrator) is an Emmy award-winning television, stage and movie actor best known for his role as Det. Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street on NBC from 1993 to 1998, and Owen Thoreau Jr. in Men of a Certain Age on TNT from 2009 to 2011. A graduate of Stanford University and the Juilliard School, he has appeared in numerous productions of Shakespeare’s plays and most recently starred in Last Resort on ABC.
Sam Pollard (consulting editor) is a documentary and feature film editor, producer and director whose accomplishments span thirty years. He is the 2010 winner of the Emmy Award winner for outstanding editing for his work on HBO’s By The People: The Election of Barack Obama. Sam was also the supervising editor and co-producer for both of Spike Lee’s award-winning documentaries on New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, which appeared on HBO. He directed his most recent film, Slavery By Another Name, for PBS in 2012. Pollard is professor of film studies at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Tom Hurwitz ASC (director of photography) has credits stretching from Harlan County USA in 1975 to The Queen of Versailles in 2012. His broadcast work includes projects for the PBS series Frontline, American Masters and Nova and numerous special projects, as well as projects for HBO, NBC and dramas for ABC. His awards include two Emmys and the Sundance Festival and Jerusalem Festival Awards for Cinematography. Films shot by Hurwitz have won four Academy Awards; a dozen Emmy Awards; the Camera D’Or at Cannes; DuPont, Peabody, five DGA Awards, and two Cine Golden Eagles.
Sound By: Peter J. Miller
Archival Producer: Melissa Totten
Music Supervisor: Jonathan McHugh
Titles Design: Bante @scoutit.it
Additional Camera: Steve Nealey
Associate Editor: James Codoyannis
Associate Music Supervisor: Jonathan Zalben
Associate Archival Producers: Sheila Maniar, Annie Shreffler
Narration Recorded at: Audio Resource Honolulu
Studio Engineer: Tony Hugar
On-Line Editor: Don Wyllie
Sound Mix: Tony Pipitone
DSLR: Bob Sacha, Benjamin Petit, David L. Lewis
Animator: Laura Margulies
Web Site: Rosaleen Ortiz
Additional Sound: Merce Williams
Gaffer: Ned Hallick
Transcripts: Paul Garton, The Transcript Co-Op
Audio Enhancements: Robert Auld, Chad Bernhard, Nola Recording Studio
Additional Research: Joseph Carlton Walker
Script Associate: Joel Jennings
Equipment Rental: Downtown Community Television, AbelCine
Rights Attorneys: Linda Steinman, Victor Kovner
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