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2009

Tony Gerber

Tony Geber

Tony Gerber is the co-founder of Market Road films (with his wife Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights Lynn Nottage). Born in New York City, Gerber is the director, producer and cinematographer of the award-wining and critically acclaimed film full of Rattle (In collaboration with Jesse Moss) about live inside the US Army’s Iraq simulation in the Read More

David Vainola

David Vainola

David Vainola is an award –winning writer, director of dramatic and documentary film. His film The Other Prison won a Silver Medal at the Chicago Film Festival and the Reel Award for Best Direction. Curiosities was nominated for two Gemini Awards including best short program and won the Best Canadian Film Award at Toronto World-wide Read More

Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Alan Brown is the recipient of numerous writing and directing awards including National Endowment for the Art and New York foundation for the Art grants, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Journalism. His most recent feature film, ‘Superheroes’ (IFC) won, among other honors the Maverick Spirit Award at the 2008 Cinequest Film Festival, and the Feature Read More

Adam Countee

Adam Countee

Adam Countee was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. He studied at New York University before transferring to Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in English and graduated with high honors. While at Georgetown, Adam was am award-winning screenwriter, playwright and actor. He began his career Read More

Shernaz Italia

Shernaz Italia

Shernaz Italia is a Delhi-based producer, with her partner Freny Khodaiji, has created numerous documentaries for BBC and discovery channel since 1985 like “Time watch” and “around the world in 80 days” In addition to their television production experience they have provided production services for such award winning films as “Ghandi”, “Salaam Bombay” and “Silent Read More

Rajen Kotheri

Rajen Kotheri

Rajen Kotheri was born into a business family. Although he wanted to join Medican School, his grades were wanting to join so he accepted his father’s advice and converted his hobby, still-photography, into a profession. However, there was no formal training available in stills at the time, so he joined the Pune Film School and Read More

Patricia Riggen

Patrica Riggen

Patricia directed and produced her first feature, UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA), which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was quickly acquired for worldwide distribution by Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Company. Patricia Riggen was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She worked as a creative Executive for the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) Read More

Osama Qashoo

Osama Qashoo

Osama Qashoo grew up in Palestine. He worked as a radio DJ, and studied at Birzit University in Ramallah. He first took up a camera in reaction to the unbelievable scenes around him. He found that soldiers at check points and during curfews behaved differently if they had a camera lens pointed at them. Gradually, Read More

Judy Dennis

Judy Dennis

Judy Dennis (Director) PATRIOTIC, Judy’s first short film as a director and screenwriter, screened at New Directors/ New Films at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and at festivals worldwide. For Televisions, she directed in the final season of HBO’s groundbreaking series OZ. Judy enjoyed nearly three decades as a casting director in the main Read More

Dan Kleinman

Dan Kleinman

American screenwriter Dan Kleinman discovered his interest in filmmaking during his senior year at Princeton University, where he was concentrating in mathematics. Accepted to graduate school in both math and film, he chose film and has never regretted it. The Applicant, a short film that he wrote and directed while a student at New York Read More