Garrett Zevgetis is a Boston-based documentary filmmaker focusing on fascinating people and social change. Garrett grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, served in the U.S. Navy during Desert Storm, and earned an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College. He has directed several short films, including “A Mercenary Tale” which premiered at the Boston International Film Festival and was distributed worldwide by Ouat Media. Garrett has also worked at PBS’ FRONTLINE, at WGBH under acclaimed producer Judith Vecchione, and as a producer for the nationally syndicated public radio program, “Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon.”
For its entire ten year run, Kevin Bright was an Executive Producer behind the Emmy Award winning television series "Friends". Kevin additionally directed more than 50 episodes of the show including all 10 season finales. He produced and directed other programs including Dream On, Joey and Veronica's Closet. While teaching at Emerson College in Boston, Kevin attended a Celtics game where he heard the Perkins School Chorus sing the National Anthem. Inspired by their performance Bright began a relationship with Perkins and developed a film production class for the visually impaired which was featured on NBC's "Rock Center." A student in his first class was Michelle Smith. He has been involved with the film project since it began. Bright is currently Founding Director of Emerson College Los Angeles.
Jeff Consiglio has worked as a director, producer, editor and creative consultant on films for over 30 years. Jeff edited the Academy Award Winning documentary film INOCENTE (Best Documentary Short Subject, 2013) and earned his first Oscar nomination for the feature documentary WAR/DANCE in 2008, which also won Best Directing at Sundance and an Emmy Award. For HBO, Jeff edited LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM, which premiered at Sundance, received a 2014 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. He produced and edited the feature documentary TWINSTERS, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and won the Special Jury award for Editing.
Ariana Garfinkel is an independent film producer and a 2015 FilmHouse Resident at the San Francisco Film Society. She produced the award-winning feature documentary BOYS OF SUMMER, distributed by Tribeca Film and broadcast by ESPN, PBS and Sundance Global. She is currently producing a narrative feature film titled GLASS by Lily Baldwin, with whom she has produced two acclaimed short films. Other credits include documentaries NUNS ON THE BUS, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL, WRENCHED and TRUMBO. Ariana spent ten years working in New York City at Miramax Films, Tribeca Productions and Reno Productions. She graduated from Stanford University.
Jordan Salvatoriello is an award-winning media artist and journalist with a BS in Journalism from Boston University and MFA in Media Art from Emerson College, where she received Emerson’s Graduate Program Award for Creative Excellence. Her documentary work includes projects on a variety of international issues, including education, trauma, gender issues, and healthcare. Her short film, GRACELAND GIRLS, won the Director’s Guild of America Jury Prize, Gold Circle Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Drawing on her desire to tell real stories of social good, Jordan also currently serves as a public relations consultant for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.
Sarah Ginsburg is a documentarian and story-seeker based in Boston. She directs, shoots and edits short and feature-length documentaries about the often overlooked nuances, places and people in daily life. Sarah shot and edited content for the interactive doc, Wander, Wonder, Wilderness, and edited ten intimate vignettes for Hollow, the Peabody award-winning and Emmy-nominated interactive documentary about life in Appalachia. Through Hollow, she met Elaine Sheldon, and together they created She Does podcast, a series of audio portraits of women making waves in media. Sarah holds a BA in film production from Emerson College and is originally from Columbia, Missouri.
Tyler Strickland is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Tyler's scores have accompanied recent award-winning documentary films such as AUDRIE & DAISY (Sundance 2016), Emmy-nominated Netflix hit, HOT GIRLS WANTED (Sundance 2015), THE MANY SAD FATES OF MR. TOLEDANO (Tribeca 2015), the star-studded FRESH DRESSED (Sundance 2015), THE GENIUS OF MARIAN (Tribeca 2013) and many others.