Linda Brown – Producer/ Director

Linda Brown is a recipient of a Kodak Vision Award for cinematography, a Kodak Education Award and a Fulbright Scholar. She studied filmmaking at Temple University and cinematography at AFI. Her credits include Lucky Bastard, Sexual Tension, Trust Dance and American Beauties: In Pursuit of Art, which she also produced. Brown shot Walking to Waldheim with Doris Roberts and episodes of Showtime’s Women: Stories of Passion, plus various documentaries and music videos throughout her long career. Her documentary, Your Favorite, detailing her relationship with her father, won recognition at Athens International Film Festival and the American Film Festival. Brown’s latest documentary, You See Me, received a USC Humanities Research Grant and has screened at numerous festivals including Dances With Films, DocUtah, Ojai, Thin Line, Richmond International, DOCfeed, and the Women’s Rights Film Festival in Korea. She has taught at AFI, Maine Media Workshops, City University of Hong Kong, Temple University and the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts. Linda is presently an Associate Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and Head of the Cinematography track.

Nels Bangerter – Editor

Nels Bangerter is a San Francisco-based film editor whose work on Buzkashi Boys earned an Academy Award Nomination. He took home Tribeca’s Audience Award for War Child and his film Let the Fire Burn (2013) won best documentary editing. He also received a regional Emmy for Best Documentary for his work on Out in the Silence. Nels was himself nominated for a News & Documentary editing Emmy for Dan Rather Reports and his work in War Child won the IDA/ABCNEWS Award for best use of archival footage. Very Semi Serious premiered at Tribeca and is paying on HBO. His films have been supported by prestigious grants including the Sundance Documentary Fund and ITVS, and have broadcast nationwide on PBS, MSNBC, and more.

Rebecca Louisell – Associate Producer

Rebecca Louisell has raised millions in grants for youth programs and documentary films. Her expertise in crowd funding has helped two documentaries surpass their Indiegogo fundraising goals. Genderfreak (2013), which she wrote and directed, received funds from The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors Foundation. The film screened at festivals worldwide and won the audience award at the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival.

James Crawford – Assistant Producer

James Crawford is Head of Development at Odyssey Networks and a media scholar with a passion for education through the use of film texts. He has worked as a freelance film critic for the Village Voice, as an educator at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, and as a researcher at the Australian Film Commission.

Alexis Marsh & Samuel Jones – Composers

Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones are partners in a film music studio that has produced songs and scores for features, shorts, documentaries, musicals, trailers, and commercials. Their work has been in films that have screened at the Tribeca Los Angeles, AFI, Cannes Court Metrage, Champs Ellysees, and Newport Beach Film Festivals as well as broadcast on the Documentary Channel, and HBO Canada. Their film Equity premiered at Sundance and was purchased by Sony Picture Classics. Working out of their studio in Silverlake, CA, they collaborate with filmmakers to contribute to the style, tone, and emotional impact of a project.

Abby Potts- Sound Editor, Designer / Mixer

Abby Potts is a Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixer who loves bringing stories to life through sound. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film and Television Production focusing on post-production sound, she was nominated for the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Verna Fields Award. Most recently, she was the Supervising Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixer on Labyrinth an anthology feature executive produced by James Franco.