Jessica Robinson, Director, is a writer and former head of Robinson Creative Services, an award-winning multi-channel Direct Response agency with full digital capabilities for connecting brands to people in ways that inspires them to action and delivers results.
Services include strategy, P.R., branding, copy, design for such clients as American Express, Citibank, the Smithsonian, The New Yorker, NewsWeek, BusinessWeek, Conde Nast, the Danbury Mint, Visa Card and more.
Jessica has also been a contributing writer for Art & Auction Magazine, Art Forum, The Journal of Art, The Executive Female and Music Journal magazine.
Craig Lucas, Story Consultant, is a playwright, screenwriter, theatrical, musical and film director, Obie winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee best-known for Prelude to a Kiss, Longtime Companion, Reckless, An American in Paris, more.
Diana Wege, Executive Producer, is an accomplished NY-based artist who uses her work to express her convictions as an activist for the environment, social justice and the preservation of our cultural landscapes. She is also the creator of the nonprofit organization, WOVEN, an organization that proclaims "We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now" and is a neutral, common ground to collaboratively organize and engineer effective solutions to end violence.
Tom Patterson, Editor
is known for his work on the PBS Emmy award-winning series EGG, the arts show, which he helped produce and design. Other credits include God Grew Tired of Us, which won both the Jury and Audience awards for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Cropsey and Check It, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Jackson Hyland-Lipski, Editor
is the Executive Assistant to the Alive Inside Foundation created by Michael Rossato-Bennett, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award in 2014. He was the Archival Assistant on the Academy Award Nominated What Happened, Miss Simone, a Netflix original documentary. He has also worked for Tangerine Entertainment helmed by Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell, a production company focusing on films and other projects created by women.
Matt Rosenbaum, Assistant Editor
is a recent graduate of NYU's Film and Television Program. He is both a narrative filmmaker and visual artist who has worked as a script reader under Black Swan director and Producers Darren Aronfsky, Ari Handel and Scott Franklin. He has directed Emmy nominee Mark Morgolis (Breaking Bad) in his short film, Scratch. His latest short, I Hope You Live Forever has just been entered in the Sundance Film Festival. Matt is a young filmmaker with a big future and we are proud to have him on our team.
Celia Lowenstein, Consulting Producer
is a Director and Producer of over 50 films whose subject matter ranges from science, art, philosophy, portraits, dance and and music to crime. She works in all genres: fly-on-the-wall, narrative fiction including musicals, films in verse and long and short form documentaries. She has traveled all over the world with small and large crews for BBC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Channel 4 (UK,) Channel 5 (UK,) Arte/ZDF, Planete (France,) Discovery ID, National Geographic, NOVA, Animal Planet and more.
Milan Maric, Director of Photography
received his MFA in Film from the City University of New York. Prior to moving to the United States, he worked extensively in the television industry in his native Serbia. He is currently a staff cinematographer for the Graduate Center, CUNY, (City University of New York).
Ann Northrop, Consultant
is a veteran journalist and LGBT activist. After a long career in mainstream journalism (National Journal, CBS News, etc.), Northrop quit and went to work as an AIDS educator and educator on homosexuality to teenagers. She became a core member of ACT UP/New York and was arrested many times, most famously in the notorious demonstration inside St. Patrick's Cathedral. Since 1996, she has co-hosted the weekly national TV news program "Gay USA."
Paul Bogaev, Music Consultant
is a multi-award winning music director, arranger, conductor and composer. He received his first GRAMMY for Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. He received his second GRAMMY as Executive Producer of the Oscar-winning film musical, CHICAGO. He has won Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations, Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Orchestrations, Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album and Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Direction.