Amanda Zackem (Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor) is a director, cinematographer and activist. She uses film as a tool to explore consciousness, social justice, and raise awareness against exploitative corporate power structures in an effort to restore balance to our planet and all those that live here.
She is co-founder and Executive Director of the film based Non-Profit, American Canary and holds a BA from Ithaca College, a master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She was chosen as a 2018 Blue Mountain Center Artist Residency recipient and Centrum Artist Residency recipient.For Amanda's personal website, click here.
Michael Kelem (Aerial Cinematographer) is an Emmy-award winning aerial cinematographer. Credits include BBC's Planet Earth, BBC's Frozen Planet, Godzilla, Jurassic World, The Hangover, Black Hawk Down, Pirates of the Caribbean, Fifty Shades Darker, Twilight, Mission Impossible and Cliffhanger. For Michael's Vimeo page click here. For his IMDb page click here.
Jonathan Zalben (Music Composer) has written music for films released by HBO, Lionsgate, Discovery, and Sony Pictures Classics. His film music has also screened at Sundance, Berlin, SXSW and Tribeca. He scored the feature film "Flock of Dudes" starring Chris D'Elia and Hannah Simone which was released by Starz, theatrically and on VOD this fall. Other scores include the Oscar-nominated "Redemption" directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill, as well as the HBO documentary "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane", directed by Liz Garbus. Zalben is also a music supervisor and runs the music licensing company First Frame Music. Recent music supervision credits include "Janis: Little Girl Blue" currently airing on PBS and "Burn Country" starring James Franco and Melissa Leo, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also music supervised Courteney Cox's directorial debut "Just Before I Go" as well as Adam Goldberg's "No Way Jose". He recently scored the short documentary 'Alone' which won the 2017 Sundance Jury Award for Short Non-fiction. To contact First Frame Music click here. For Jonathan's personal website click here. For his IMDb page click here.
Dan Mazur (Location & Post Sound Mixer, Post-Dialogue Editor) is a location sound recordist and audio post production mixer based in central Vermont. He has recorded audio for many feature films, TV movies, commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, reality TV series, and web videos since getting into the business in 1996. Dan has a long list of post production mixing credits as well, including award winning dramatic and documentary features produced for Vermont, national, and international markets. Clients served include Microsoft, HGTV, Dish Network, NBC/Universal Studios, HARPO, HMC2 Marketing, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Cabot, VT Lotto, American Cancer Society, Artist View Entertainment, University of Vermont, Marlboro College, Burlington College, Porchlight Entertainment, Kingdom County Productions, Independent Film Channel and the Hallmark Network. For more information on Dan click here. To view his IMDb page click here.
Jason Kohlbrenner (Technical Consultant) plays a support role in education & the creative industry. Day to day he spends his daylight hours troubleshooting & training folks on Final Cut Pro, AVID, Adobe Premiere and After Effects at Syracuse University. Interested in the ever changing landscape in the film/video production industry, Jason has begun to focus on workflow and understanding how all of the digital acquisition foramts jive with the various NLE's and other audio, color & compositing software. For more information on Jason click here.