Joanna Arnow – Director/Cinematographer/Editor
After graduating with a degree in film from Wesleyan University, Joanna returned to make documentaries in Brooklyn, her hometown. In addition to I HATE MYSELF :) she has made shorts about acclaimed avant-garde dancers Eiko & Koma, as well as the development of Occupy Wall Street. These works have been screened at venues including Traverse City Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Maysles Institute and Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.
Max Karson – Editor
Max Karson is a film editor, writer, director, nude art model, and video game player. He is significantly better at one of these things than all the others. Guess which one? He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Hannah and their two kittens.
Suki Hawley – Executive Producer/Addt'l Editing
A director and editor, Suki has collaborated with husband Michael Galinsky for 20 years. Together they’ve produced a series of critically acclaimed features, which have screened to audiences around the world. She has also worked as a consulting editor on high profile documentaries and tv series. For the last five years, Suki has served the Emmy Awards as a judge of long-form non-fiction productions. A native of Dallas, she studied film at Wesleyan University and after graduation worked in the cutting room of Roger Corman’s legendary studio.
Michael Galinksy – Executive Producer
Michael is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician. Along with wife Suki Hawley, he’s produced six award-winning feature films and dozens of shorts. His latest book of photos will be published by Steidl-Miles in Fall 2012. Michael is a contributing editor for International Documentary Magazine, writing articles about filmmaking and distribution. Raised in Chapel Hill, Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Religious Studies from New York University. He previously played bass for Sleepyhead.
Lucy Bickerton – Associate Producer
Lucy Bickerton graduated from Wesleyan University in 2008 with a degree in Film Studies, and moved to New York City to begin freelancing on independent film, television and commercial projects. In 2010, she left a position in casting to produce the independent feature film Bad Posture, which premiered at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam to acclaim from The New York Times, The Village Voice, Filmmaker Magazine, and Indiewire, among others. She has since decided to pursue a career in medicine, and is currently completing her Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate at Hunter College.
James Browning Kepple – Documentary Subject
James Browning Kepple is the founder of UndergroundBooks.org. He is the director-at-large of the New York Browning Society and judge for the New York City High School Wide Poetry Competition, the winners showcased each year at the National Arts Club in May. His 6th book of poetry Thus Virginia Passes is available at Pretend Genius Press and any gooder bookshoppe of your mind. He enjoys long walks on the beach, the scent of your hair, etc