Sara Lamm – Producer/Director
Sara Lamm is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and performer whose documentary film, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox, was released theatrically in 2007 and had its television premiere on The Sundance Channel. Her work has also appeared at MASS-MOCA, The American Visionary Art Museum, on Public Radio, and in performance venues throughout New York City. She was one of 25 emerging artists recognized by AOL’s 25 for 25 grant and was profiled in 2011 by the PBS/AOL project Makers: Women Who Make America. Her most recent film, Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives, co-directed with Mary Wigmore, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Zachary Mortensen – Producer
Sometime in the 90?s Zach fell off a turnip truck, fresh from Colorado, and landed in the East Village, NYC. He has lived there ever since. Zach has produced short films, feature films, music videos, commercials and a lot of fun dinner parties. At night, when he isn’t working on developing sci-fi story worlds, he dreams of building a better solution for personal and family media archives. Zach is the founder of Ghost Robot, a New York City based creative production company. He has produced features such as Benjamin Dickinson’s critically acclaimed, First Winter, Peter Callahan’s Against The Currentstaring Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Tyler Moore, the Gotham Award winning feature film Choking Man by director Steve Barron, and the critically acclaimed documentaries Cropsey by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio, George Ratliff’s Hell House, and Sara Lamm’s Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox and Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives.
With Ghost Robot, Mortensen is constantly in production on multiple commercial, music video and branded content projects. Recent clients include: Ford, Toyota Prius, Conoco, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, United Airlines, Google, Toshiba, History, A&E, Incase, Steven Alan and many more.
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