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A Gotham/HBO Documentary Fellow, director, educator, organizer, and conflict resolution specialist, Mobolaji sees his community work as the conscience behind his filmmaking. Award-winning docu Ferguson Rises illuminates America’s policing challenges, the growth of BLM movement, and the impact of Michael Brown Jr.’s death on his community and society as a whole.
A showrunner and director on a variety of spots, series, podcasts, photo essays, interactive editorials, museum exhibits and action campaigns, formerly the Creative Lead for documentary at Google’s in-house creative studio, Nico brings to his filmmaking, skills that blend the fiction and nonfiction in a unique filmic language and visual signature. His branded work has been honored at Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Art Director’s Club, Webby, and Clio Awards.
David Freid is an award winning filmmaker and journalist filming in more than 40 countries and finding unexpected humor in unexpected places with his storytelling. He recently won the IDA Documentary Award for Best Short Form Series, beating big dogs like The New York Times, The Guardian, VICE & HBO.
Whether directing commercials like those for Samsung and Fitbit, or his nonfiction feature film Beyond the Fields, Marcus is all about capturing the authentic in a cinematic documentary style.
Oscar-nominated, Bing Liu is being called the “real deal” for his stylish Sundance award-winning documentary Minding The Gap, a coming of age story noted for its storytelling and cinematography. MTG is about three young men who bond across racial lines and skateboarding to escape their family lives.
A filmmaker who loves storytelling, character studies and food, Abby directs Chef’s Table episodes with a cinematic eye for capturing humanity and cuisine, a passion also she brings to her commercial work.
Rock drummer-turned editor-turned director, Paul’s musical influences show on his kick-ass editorial work for Dogtown and Z-Boys and while partnering with Dave Grohl on Sound City. Paul’s directorial gigs include 1, the definitive Formula One Racing film and Last Play at Shea with Billy Joel. He once more taps into his rock background to edit The Beatles Documentary for Ron Howard.
Tracy was honored at the Sundance Film Festival when she won the Grand Jury Prize for her moving documentary Rich Hill. The beautiful and cinematic film follows three teenage boys struggling to find their way amidst rural poverty in small town Missouri.
Known for his groundbreaking Sundance documentary Hoop Dreams, Roger Ebert doc Life Itself, and The Interrupters. Steve’s recent docu work includes the Starz series America to Me and Oscar-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Steve directs emotional spots and short films like those for Google and the Chicago Olympics Committee.
An award-winning filmmaker whose Sundance documentaries include Ethel, a personal portrait of her mother, Robert F. Kennedy's widow, and most recently The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, that debuted at #1 most-watched in US on Netflix, #2 globally. Rory's spot work includes the launch of the New Image Barbie with kids and technology in classrooms with Verizon.
An Academy Award winner for Breathing Lessons, Jessica shows her unique approach to storytelling in documentaries like The Protagonist and In The Realms of the Unreal. She also directs episodic TV for 13 Reasons Why, Billions, Castle, Parenthood, Scandal and others and has spots for advertisers including Ford, Commit, GE and MasterCard.