Joanna Arnow – Director/Cinematographer/Editor Joanna Arnow is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Brooklyn. She recently wrote, directed and edited BAD AT DANCING, a narrative short that was awarded the 2015 Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize. She also directed several other films including personal documentary feature I HATE MYSELF :) a film that was named on top ten lists at Indiewire and Fandor. Her films have screened at Hong Kong International, New York Film Festival, Moscow International, Guanajuato, Rooftop Films, Raindance, Maryland, Atlanta, LES Film Festival, IndieLisboa and others.
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.
Michael Galinksy & Suki Hawley – Executive Producers, Additional Editing (Hawley)
Partners in Brooklyn-based multimedia studio RUMUR, filmmakers Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky have been collaborating with partner David Beilinson for almost 20 years. They recently produced and directed the documentary feature Who Took Johnny (Netflix), which chronicles a mother’s tenacious fight to discover what happened to her son Johnny Gosch, the first kid on the back of a milk carton. Prior, they produced and directed the documentary feature Battle for Brooklyn (DirecTV), which was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2012. In 2005, they directed and produced the true-crime special Miami Manhunt (A&E), which follows the epic investigation of a notorious Miami serial rapist. In 2002, Hawley and Galinsky released their first documentary feature, Horns and Halos (HBO), which screened at over 30 festivals and was also short-listed for an Academy Award. Hawley and Galinsky’s first two films were fictional narratives with documentary elements: 1999’s feature, Radiation, which premiered at Sundance, and their debut in 1995, Half-Cocked. This film, which combines aspects of documentary and classical narrative storytelling, was praised by critics such as Godfrey Cheshire and Manohla Dhargis – the latter stating that, “...together, Hawley and Galinsky know how to make pictures shudder with feeling.” They are currently in post production on a documentary about Dr. John Sarno and the pain epidemic, which is also a very personal film.
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 studying at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.