Alex and Tanya Meillier are a husband and wife, American and British team of documentary filmmakers. There recent credits as film editors include Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story”, the Sundance Film Channel series “Beginnings” and as producers & editors of the feature documentary film “Obscene” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was widely acclaimed.
Their production company, Ager Meillier Films, has taken on a diverse range of projects including producing dozens of unique short films from around the world for The Action Center to End World Hunger, an interactive exhibition in Lower Manhattan sponsored by Mercy Corps and American Express, and producing and directing the video content for the award winning website JFK50. JFK50 is dedicated to the legacy of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and sponsored by the JFK Library and Foundation.
The Meilliers have travelled extensively around Southeast Asia. Working for the United Nations, they first came to East Timor in 2005 to shoot and report stories from the field for UNTV. This experience left an indelible mark on the Meilliers and they have sought ever since to advance the cause of the Timorese to the forefront of public discourse and to aid them in their new 21st Century struggle against endemic poverty. They currently reside in Brooklyn, New York.
Producer Richard Keddie of The Film Company, Melbourne is an accomplished writer, director & producer working in both feature and documentary films. His latest work is the musical comedy GODDESS, staring Laura-Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating & Magda Szubanski, distributed by Village Roadshow and Ealing Studios. A recipient of numerous AFI awards and other accolades his many titles include the political dramas CURTIN and HAWKE.
Shane Sigler is an accomplished cinematographer working in documentaries, feature films, commercials, and music videos. In addition to Alias Ruby Blade, his feature credits include Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, Bruce Weber’s A Letter to True, Paul Morrissey’s News From Nowhere, and John Walter’s upcoming Einstein on the Beach documentary.
Commercial clients include Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Levi’s, UPS, IBM, Pringle of Scotland, Johnson and Johnson, Abercrombie and Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Calvin Klein, Bloomingdales, Planned Parenthood, and theH New York Times. Shane’s music video credits include Lady Gaga, Eliza Doolittle, and Lissy Trullie.
Paul Brill's compositions for numerous award-winning films, TV series, NPR program themes, and several acclaimed CDs of original and innovative songwriting show that youthful adventures as an herbal smokes salesman, street performer, valet, corporate errand boy, and a marine biology instructor can serve the creative spirit well. Paul has received 3 Emmy Award nominations for his original scores for the films, "The Devil Came on Horseback" (Break Thru Films), "Full Battle Rattle" (National Geographic) and "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" (HBO). Young American Recordings recently released the Hunt soundtrack, curated by Brill, featuring selections from his score and contributions by Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Dead Prez, Califone, and Mark Kozelek among many others. Paul won the 2011 Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association for his score for the film, "Better this World."
Brill recently scored the HBO film, "Burma Soldier," on which he collaborated with Rock legends U2 - composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic hit, "Walk On." He scored the hit documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" (IFC), as well as Christy Turlington Burns' directorial debut, "No Woman, No Cry," on which he collaborated with songwriter Martha Wainwright, and the film adaptation of the best-selling book, "Freakonomics" (Magnolia Pictures).
Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell, about the Liberian women who peacefully ended their country’s fourteen-year civil war. She is currently Executive Producer of the groundbreaking PBS mini-series Women, War & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict.
Along with her husband, Pierre Hauser, Abigail co-founded the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in the five boroughs of New York City. Her work in philanthropy, women’s engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the White House Project, the Changing the Landscape for Women Award from the Center for the Advancement of Women, and the prestigious International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award from the Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. In addition, Abigail holds degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. She lives in New York City with her husband and four children.
Gini Reticker is one of the world's leading documentary filmmakers whose films explore untold and vital stories about women’s issues, social justice and human rights.
Ms. Reticker was co-creator and executive producer of the groundbreaking five-part special series for PBS, Women, War & Peace (2011). Ms. Reticker also directed the renowned documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), which told the story of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee.
Ms. Reticker received a 2004 Academy Award® nomination for the short Asylum, and also produced and directed the 2005 Emmy Award-winning Ladies First for the PBS series Wide Angle.
Silvio Salom is a leading Australian technology entrepreneur, with global expertise in business, investment and the creative arts. More recently he has been an Executive Producer on various feature films, television programs and theatrical productions.