Director/Producer Laurie Kahn’s first film, A Midwife’s Tale, was based on the 18th century diary of midwife Martha Ballard and Laurel Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Midwife’s Tale. It won film festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE! was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Before founding Blueberry Hill Productions, Kahn worked on Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, The American Experience, FRONTLINE’S Crisis in Central America, All Things Considered, and Time Out. She is currently a resident scholar at Brandeis’s Women’s Studies Research Center.
Editor Bill Anderson, who has been a Sundance Story/Doc Fellow twice, has cut over 100 programs in the last thirty years, ranging from dramatic and documentary features to television mini-series and documentaries. His feature films include Looking for Richard directed by Al Pacino and A Shock to the System. His documentaries include A Brief History of Time directed by Errol Morris and over a dozen titles for the PBS series AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE, including the Emmy Award-winning mini-series, Concealed Enemies. He has edited documentary films that have been seen on American Experience, Frontline, Nova, POV and he has edited IMAX films seen at science museums worldwide. In addition, he was the extraordinarily talented editor of Blueberry Hill Production’s A Midwife’s Tale and TUPPERWARE!
Director of Photography Joseph Friedman is a Manhattan based cinematographer with a wide variety of experience shooting documentaries, music videos, corporate assignments, narrative features as well as period pieces that currently play in historical museums around the United States. His work has appeared on all the major networks, HBO, PBS, many of the cable channels, and in theatrical distribution around the country. He won an Edward R. Murrow Award, one of the highest accolades in the news business. Joe was DP for Bennett Singer’s recent film, Electoral Dysfunction. He’s currently shooting for NOVA, the acclaimed PBS science series.
Gil Talmi is a world-renowned Emmy nominated composer with a focus on socially conscious films. Gil has scored the Peabody Award winning documentaries Between The Folds and Who Killed Chea Vichea as well as New Year Baby, winner of the Amnesty International 'Movies That Matter' Award. Gil's most recent feature work includes music for Savannah (dir. Annette Haywood-Carter), Entre Nos, (wr/dir. Paola Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte), and David (dir. Joel Fendelman). Furthermore, Gil has written music for the documentaries, Bill W., Forgotten Ellis Island and Daisy Bates: First Lady Of Little Rock. Gil was nominated for a National News and Documentary Emmy Award for his work on CBS Evening News and recently won Best Documentary Score of 2012 for his score for Tales Of The Waria.
Animator Sharon Shattuck is a filmmaker and animator based in New York City. She is the co-creator of the New York Times Op Docs series Animated Life, which illustrates historical moments of scientific discovery using stringent journalism and paper puppets (the latest, "Seeing The Invisible," premiered on September 16th, 2014). Her animations are featured in several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, which aired on PBS’s POV series in 2012, and The Search For General Tso, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. She just had her feature film directorial debut at the Full Frame and Hot Docs Film Festivals, From This Day Forward, about growing up with a transgender parent, in early 2015. Her short video and animation work has appeared on PBS, Slate, ProPublica, Vice, and Radiolab, and she is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and the Advocate. She has degrees in environmental science and journalism.
Animator Sofia Warren is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, animator, and illustrator. Her animations are featured in the horror-comedy Clinger, premiering at Slamdance 2015, and in numerous commercials. She also worked on the documentary Finding Tatanka, which screened at Big Sky Documentary Festival and Portland Film Festival. One day, she hopes to host a dinner party with Jan Svankmajer and Richard Linklater. Sofia graduated from Wesleyan University, where she studied film.