DRAPER SHREEVE is a director and editor based in New York City. As a filmmaker, he has made four narrative shorts including the award-winning Dangerous Music featuring Tony Award-winner John Benjamin Hickey. It has screened at festivals internationally, been included in the New American Short Film series at the American Film Institute, and broadcast on television in nine countries. Previous documentaries include Kids of Penzance, featured on the Documentary Channel, and Everything Matters, a film that tells the stories of the patients of Dr. Ann Webster, a health psychologist at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. www.drapershreeve.com
HENRY CHALFANT (executive producer) is a highly regarded urban culture photographer and videographer and one of the foremost authorities on New York subway art. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chalfant co-produced and photo-documented the groundbreaking Style Wars, first shown on PBS television in 1984. Other films include Flyin' Cut Sleeves, a documentary about Bronx street gang leaders in the 1970s; and From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale. www.henrychalfant.com
TOWNES COATES (producer) spent much of his earlier career as a communications strategist and field organizer for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS organizations and in the private sector. Prior film credits include Bigga Than Ben (executive producer), Pearblossom (executive producer), and Gayby (associate producer). He serves as executive producer of the upcoming feature documentary Everything Matters.
LIBBY HEIMARK(co-executive producer) is a graduate of Brown University. She and her husband Craig are co-trustees of their family foundation established in 1993. The Chapin Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children through education with specific funds designated to the visual and performing arts. Recent fund recipients are the San Francisco Ballet’s Dance in Schools program, The Sundance Film Institute, Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Center’s Artists in Residence, and the visual artist for the summer chamber music festival Music@Menlo.
EEF BARZELAY (composer) has composed scores and written songs for several acclaimed feature films including Rocket Science and William H. Macy's 2014 Sundance smash, Rudderless. He is principal songwriter and lead singer of alt country band Clem Snide. https://myspace.com/eefbarzelay
AUSTIN DE BESCHE (cinematography) has been a cinematographer for over forty years. His credits include the feature films Return of the Secaucus 7 and Lianna (both directed by John Sayles); On Thin Ice, an Emmy-winning anti-drug documentary; I'm a Stranger Here Myself, a feature-length documentary about famed director Nicholas Ray; television work for Cheers and St. Elsewhere; and corporate films and commercials numbered in the thousands. He co-photographed Voices of the Children, a documentary on Holocaust survivors, which won an Emmy in 1999. De Besche's award-winning Pilgrimage in the Past, a documentary he produced, directed, and photographed, tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who was, with thousands of others, part of a forced death march just before the end of the Second World War.
MIKE HARLOW (cinematography) is a New York-based cinematographer. Among his credits: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale; American Experience: Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple; Taxicab Confessions; Code Blue: New Orleans; Marijuana: A Chronic History; and Independent Lens: Life Matters.
CHRISTOPHER BRAM (writer, associate producer) is the author of nine novels, including the novel that became the Academy Award-winning movie, Gods and Monsters. His most recent book is Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. He teaches at the Gallatin School of New York University. www.christopherbram.com
ROBERT WOODWORTH (associate producer) is Director of Development and Capital Projects at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan.