Cheryl Eagan-Donovan – Founder, Writer, Director, Producer
Cheryl Eagan-Donovan is a writer, director and producer, whose first documentary film, All Kindsa Girls screened in London, Toronto, and throughout the U.S., is featured in Paul Sherman’s book Big Screen Boston, and was short-listed for the PBS series POV. She served as publicist for the award-winning films All the Rage (1996) and Could Be Worse! (2000), and represented Helen Stickler (Stoked, Andre the Giant Has a Posse) and Kaylyn Thornal (Payoff, A Centered Universe). Cheryl studied Shakespeare and poetry at Goddard College, has a BS in Finance & Business Administration from Boston University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University. Her articles about Shakespeare, screenwriting, and film have appeared in literary journals and film magazines. She received grants from the Shakespeare Fellowship Foundation and the De Vere Society for her new film, Nothing is Truer than Truth.  She served on the Board of Directors of Women in Film & Video New England,  The Next Door Theater, and The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. She teaches English, Literature, Screenwriting, and Film at Lesley University, Northeastern University, Lasell College, and Grub Street Center for Creative Writing.

Trina Rodriguez – Producer, Editor

Trina Rodriguez is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn. She is the co-creator of the documentary series Neighborhood Slice which is broadcast weekly on public television and completing its third season. As the program’s co-director, cinematographer and editor she has explored the evolution of NYC’s unique immigrant neighborhoods through the lives of long-time residents. Trina produced the feature-length documentary High Tech, Low Life, about citizen journalists in China that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on the acclaimed PBS series, POV. She edited Black in America: Black and Blue, a feature documentary about the impact of aggressive policing tactics on the lives of young black men, which aired on CNN. Her short documentary Our Lady Queen of Harlem which she shot, directed and edited, premiered at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight and is distributed by Third World Newsreel. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, New York Magazine, PBS, and in a variety of other independent documentary projects.

Stephen T. Maing – Producer, Editor, Composer
Stephen Maing is a Korean-American filmmaker and sometimes musician based in New York. His documentary and narrative work focuses on unexpected and at times unusual characters confronting both personal and cultural dilemmas. Stephen is a MacArthur Foundation and Sundance Documentary Institute fellow and graduate of Boston Univerisity’s Dual-Degree Program with a B.S. in Film Production andB.A. in Art History/Architectural Studies. His film, High Tech, Low Life, which received a Creative Promise Award Honorable Mention at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival was filmed on location in China, Germany, Romania and Hong Kong. His most recent film, Crime + Punishment, is winner of 10 awards including the 2018 Sundance Special Jury Award for Documentary – Social Impact.

Zimo Huang – Editor

Zimo is a film editor based in West Hollywood, California. His credits include the 2015 Academy Award nominated documentary feature Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Dominion, featuring John Malkovich and Rhys Ifans, Buffalo Girls, and Another Love. More recent projects include Megan, Ensemble, Moss, and The Tomorrow Man, starring John Lithgow.  Zimo was born and raised in Beijing, China. He moved to the States when he was 15 and went to high school in Texas, college in New England, then finally came to Los Angeles to start his creative life. Taking advantage of having lived in both China and the States, Zimo’s creative process is a mixture of traditional Eastern culture and modern Western style. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to Radiohead and playing Chopin and Mozart.

Meredith Crowley – Editor, Producer
Meredith Crowley Meredith has edited long and short form documentaries including Lessons From Little Rock: a National Report Card, about the American public school system in the 50 years since Brown vs. Board of Education; Knock First, a reality series on ABC Family; and Au Revoir Expos, a documentary about the Expos baseball team. Her Locations Department credits include several films and television programs. She was a scout for the FX series Rescue Me, and Assistant Location Manager for the Lionsgate film Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman. As Associate Producer of 40 Million Strong, a documentary about children affected by HIV/AIDS, Meredith traveled to Durban, South Africa. She also produced a documentary for the non-profit organization Tremendous Hearts, about children affected by HIV/AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa. Her most recent credits as Location Manager include Elementary, The Incredible Jessca James, and Mr. Robot.

Katy Jarzebowski – Composer

Katy Jarzebowski is a film, concert, and multimedia composer whose music grows from a rich tradition of orchestral writing, her Eastern European roots, a fascination with combining old and new world styles, and most importantly, a lifelong romance with the cinema. She is honored to have had her work acknowledged by numerous institutions and collaborative opportunities. In 2014, she was chosen as a composer fellow for the Sundance Institute’s Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound under the direction of Peter Golub and with such distinguished and inspiring advisors as Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Blake Neely.

Katy has studied music composition in Paris under Martin Matalon at IRCAM and researched the work of Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone in Italy at the NYU Florence campus. She continues to expand her body of work for concert music and has studied under Kathryn Alexander and Justin Dello Joio; her work for string quartet and vocals, “Old World,” was premiered by the acclaimed ensemble, The JACK Quartet.

Katy received a BA in both Music Composition and Film Studies from Yale University where she was awarded the ASCAP Film Scoring Fellowship for Study Abroad, New Line Cinema Film Studies Fellowship, and SunDeis Film Festival Best Score Award. She recently completed a Masters in Music Composition with a concentration in Film Scoring at NYU, where her accomplishments included the Elmer Bernstein Award in Film Scoring, NYU Film Scoring Scholarship, and Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies. Listen to some of Katy’s work here.

Mike Paterson – Cinematographer, Producer

Paul Sharpe – Cinematographer

Rachel Rinkesmith – Editor

Chi Ho Lee – Editor

Christopher Santo – Online Editor

Dylan Schwartz – Audio Engineer

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