Sara Lamm – Producer/Director
Director Sara Lamm has been working with various forms of live performance-based and radio documentary for ten years. In New York City, she produced, directed, and performed in a variety of multimedia shows, featuring audio collage, video and still photography. One of her theater events was the impetus for a long-standing relationship with Ralph Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. Her previous work has been presented at PS NBC (a showcase space for NBC), The New York International Fringe Festival, Chashama, The Atlantic Theater, The 24 Hour Plays and on National Public Radio’s “The Next Big Thing.” Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she attended the University of North Carolina, where she graduated with highest honors in Performance Studies. “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox” is her first documentary film. Lamm resides in Los Angeles and is currently creating an eco-awareness project titled “10 do 10.”
Zachary Mortensen – Producer
Mortensen is the founder of Ghost Robot, a production and management company in New York City. Recent productions include “Against The Current” staring Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Tyler Moore, the Gotham Award winning feature film “Choking Man” by iconoclastic music video director Steve Barron as well as “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox” the critically acclaimed documentary by director Sara Lamm. Ghost Robot produced the awe-inspiring music video Bjork’s “Wanderlust” in 3D.
Mortensen’s feature “Road” by director Leslie McCleave premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2005 where it was awarded outstanding performance for the two leads, Catherine Kellner and Ebon Moss-Bachrach and followed its theatrical release with a run on Showtime. Mortensen previously produced the award winning documentary features “Breath Control: The History of the Human Beat Box” and “Hell House” by George Ratliff.
Together with Joshua Zeman, Mortensen is developing “KINGSTON” with writer/director Richard Regen and “Welcome to Forest Grove” the first narrative feature by acclaimed director Jonathan Caouette.
Katy Finch – Editor
Katy Finch has been editing for five years, working in film in New York for nine years and making movies since second grade. In 2004 Katy edited “Damian Loeb: In the Public Domain” which premiered at the GenArt Film Festival. Her independent documentaries, “For the Kids”, “Cannibal Countess”, “Moyglass Summer” and “Behind the Psychic” have screened at Anthology Film Archives, The Pioneer Theater, Rooftop Films and on Streamedia.com. As an editor and cinematographer, her work has been seen on MTV, CMT, NHK, the Brooklyn International Film Festival and the IFP Marketplace. In addition to working on films, Katy published the independent ‘zine “Falsies” from 1996-2004 which was self-distributed nationwide.
Dmitri Siegel – Graphic Design
Dmitri is a freelance designer and writer. His clients have included Sundance Channel, Bravo, Anathema magazine, and the Yale Review. He is formerly an art director at Sundance Channel where he created motion graphics and show packaging for the network. He teaches design at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He is also a contributing writer to Design Observer and Dot Dot Dot and publishes Ante a journal dedicated to the work of emerging visual artists and writers.
Pierre de Gaillande – Composer
Pierre de Gaillande is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born in Paris, France. He is the principal songwriter, singer and guitarist for the band Melomane, who released their third CD, Glaciers in April 2006. Melomane’s music has appeared in The Osbournes , Daria , Road Rules , VH1 All Access , and the Discovery Channel, among others.
Pierre also recently backed acclaimed singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt on guitar, trumpet, keyboards, and vocals in New York for a run of sold-out shows. Other collaborations include music for dance performances with Uruguayan choreographer Luciana Achugar, for which he won a “Meet the Composer” grant, and Israeli composer Ori Flomin. In addition, Pierre tours with the Polyester Prince Film Festival in Europe and the US doing musical accompaniment for silent films.
Directed by Sara Lamm
Produced by Sara Lamm
Edited by Katy Finch
Camera: Andrew Nagata
Archival footage directed and produced by Stewart Nelsen
Graphic Design Dmitri Siegel
Original Music Pierre de Gaillande
Executive Producer Matt Aselton
Associate Producers Brent Cox & Yana Collins Lehman
Rabbi Burt A. Siegel
Rosemarie Landry and Family