Director, Camera, Editor
Ken Paul Rosenthal is an independent filmmaker, teacher, and mental health activist. His films weave personal and political narratives into natural and urban landscapes. Ken holds an MA in Creative & Interdisciplinary Arts, an MFA in Cinema Production, and has taught film as a means of cultivating personal vision in workshops and universities nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of a Kodak Award for Cinematography.
Angel Vasquez is an award-winning producer and internationally established filmmaker working in television and theatrical feature-length documentary and narrative productions. He is a 2009/2010 National Association of Television Programming Executives Fellow and Princess Grace Foundation Film Award recipient. His credits include ‘Colma: The Musical’ (Roadside Attractions/Lions Gate), ‘Cachao: Uno Mas!’ (American Masters Series PBS and Latino Public Broadcasting, 2010), and ‘Turning Point’, (WGTE-PBS, 2009).
Jacks McNamara is an artist, writer, and co-founder of The Icarus Project, a mutual aid support network and media project by and for people struggling with dangerous gifts commonly labelled as "mental illnesses." A survivor of childhood trauma and substance abuse, Ashley was diagnosed bipolar in 1999, and thrown into a dehumanizing system of labels and pathology that did not provide a framework for becoming whole. Her healing path includes zen practice, alternative and western medicine, gardening, and building community through grassroots activism.
Monteith McCollum is an independent filmmaker and musician. His best known work Hybrid, has garnered 14 festival awards in addition to the IFP/Direct TV truer than fiction Spirit Award and the New York Foundation for the Arts Prize. His films have screened at SXSW, the MOMA Premieres series, and nationally on PBS. Monteith received a Rockefeller fellowship, and a NYFA Fellowship for music composition, composes film music for his own work and other independent filmmakers. He teaches film and video production at the Cinema Department, Binghamton University.
Bonfire Madigan Shive is a visionary cellist, vocalist, composer, and community activist. Her music blends folk, art, punk, classical and avant-baroque styles. She has collaborated with many influential artists such as Neko Case, Jolie Holland, and Elliot Smith. Recent commissions include an original score composed and performed for ACT’s 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and London’s Barbican Hall Twisted Christmas program. She is a contributing author to Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction, and is a founding collective member of The Icarus Project.
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