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Tracey Smith, Director and Producer

Tracey is an artist, creative director and filmmaker based in NYC. For over 20 years she has been creating stories for all kinds of projects and clients from Nikon and MasterCard to Netflix and Taylor Swift. Her work had lead to various awards and including an Emmy, Webbys, and ADDY’s. By the age of 28, her work won 1st place and she was sent to represent the US in the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. She later joined minds with Alon Seifert, former CCO of Ad Agency McCann Israel to start up a 48-hour design collective called 48h & Sons. Tracey is currently Co-Founder and creative partner at The We Collective, a creative swat team in NYC, building authentic and engaging brand stories. She is also focusing on truth, reality and storytelling co-directing under SMITH+TOPAZ, her latest venture with award-winning filmmaker Topaz Adizes.

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Editor


Editor


Laura Poitras, Producer

Laura is an American director and producer of documentary films. She lives in New York City. Poitras has made three films with iTVS support Flag Wars, My Country, My Country, and The Oath. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007. She won the 2013 George Polk Award for "national security reporting" related to the NSA disclosures. The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellman contributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to The Guardian and The Washington Post. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, 2012 MacArthur Fellow, the creator of Field of Vision, and one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

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Jill


Jill


Topaz Adizes, Director of Photography

Topaz Adizes is an international, Emmy award winning writer/director of films that have screened at Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Cinéma Du Reél, Morelia International, São Paolo International, Stockholm International, Zinebi International Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Transilvania International and numerous others. His interactive documentary {THE AND} won the Emmy for New Approaches To Documentary 2015. His latest interactive project, The Dig, won the top prize at World Press Photo for Immersive Storytelling. Topaz’s other narrative, short interactive films include Boy (Cannes’ Critics Week), Laredo, Texas (Sundance, Special Jury Prize Boston Independent Film Festival, Red Citation Humanitarian Award) Trece Años, (Sundance, Special Jury Mention Ashland Independent Film Festival), and City (Winner Best Short Aspen Shorts Film Festival). Additionally, his feature documentary, Americana (Cinéma Du Reél) has screened internationally and domestically to critical acclaim. Currently, Topaz is developing two feature films, Close Enough (Film Independent’s Fast Track Program, Film Independent Screenwriters Lab, IFP’s Emerging Narratives Section, SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant finalist) and My Father’s Story. The last four years, Topaz’s primary focus has been as the founder of The Skin Deep - And experience design studio focused entirely on human connection in the digital age.

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Zac


Zac


Zac Stuart-Pontier, Consulting Editor

Chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film. Zac Stuart-Pontier is the editor and producer of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015) and the editor and co-producer of Catfish, released in the fall of 2010 by Universal Studios, directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. He was also the editor of Sean Durkin’s, Martha Marcy May Marlene from Borderline Film's. Winner Best Director Sundance 2011 (US Dramatic Competition) and Cannes 2011 (Un Certain Regard). A 2006 Graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Zac is also the editor and co-producer of Beautiful Darling, directed by James Rasin, which premiered at the 2010 Berlinale, screened at New Directors/New Films at the MOMA/Lincoln Center. We are grateful to have his support on the film.

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Danny & Saunders


Danny & Saunders


Stenfert Charles, Composers

Stenfert Charles (Saunder Stenfert Jurriaans and Daniel Charles Bensi) are multi-instrumentalists and classically trained musicians. They began their film scoring career with Alistair Banks Griffin's "Two Gates of Sleep" (Cannes - Director's Fortnight, 2010), and have since moved on to score various features and shorts including Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (Sundance, 2011 - winner best director, Cannes - Official Selection, 2011) and Ruben Ostlund's "Play" (Cannes - Director's Fortnight, 2011). Their more current original scores include “Last Days in the Desert” (Sundance Premiere, 2014) starring Ewan McGregor and Denis Villeneuve’s “Enemy” with Jake Gyllenhaal, winning 5 Canadian Screen Awards in 2014.

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Mateo


Mateo


Mateo Suarez and Mike Moffa, Assistant Camera

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Mike


Mike