Kim Shelton, Producer/Director
Kim has been making award-winning documentary films for over 30 years. Her tastes are eclectic and she has covered a very wide range of subjects from cowboys to Sudanese refugees, war veterans and now, Buddhist nuns. Her films, A GREAT WONDER, COWBOY POETS, THE HIGHLY EXALTED, LOST BORDERS and THE WELCOME, among others, have won numerous film festival awards, and have been broadcast nationally and internationally on POV, PBS, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and the BBC.
Kirsten Johnson, Director of Photography
Kirsten is an award-winning cinematographer and director known for her unique ability to connect camera and subject. The majority of her 60 plus credits are documentaries. Her most recent directorial effort, CAMERAPERSON, premiered at Sundance 2016, has received great critical acclaim, and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her cinematography credits include CITIZEN FOUR (2015 Academy Award-winner), THE INVISIBLE WAR, THE OATH, LIONESS, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL, and VERY SEMI-SERIOUS.
Chris Brown, Editor, Sound Designer, Music Composer
Chris is a San Francisco based writer/director/editor who has been making films for over 15 years. His latest award-winning feature, THE OTHER KIDS (2016), is currently touring festivals around the world. He edited the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury winner A RIVER CHANGES COURSE. Brown co-directed and edited THE NEXT FRONTIER, which won a 2011 Regional EMMY for Best Documentary. His 2010 feature, FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY, won 16 awards internationally, and was named a “Critics Pick” by the NY Times.
Judy Karp, Sound Recordist
Judy has traveled around the world recording sound on documentaries and independent feature films for over 30 years. Her credits include CITIZEN FOUR, 1971, PARIS IS BURNING, HOTEL TERMINUS and six feature films with John Sayles.
Joanne Feinberg, Associate Producer
Joanne is a producer, story editor, and consultant at FeinFilm. From 2005 through 2015, she was Director of Programming for the Ashland Independent Film Festival in Oregon. Joanne began her career editing and producing award-winning documentaries and commercial projects in NYC and San Francisco for over 15 years. She is a Tisch School of the Arts graduate with a degree in Cinema Studies and Film Production.
Petra Kuhl, Interpreter/Fixer
Petra, a German citizen, has been living in Myanmar for the past 16 years. She’s been working as an interpreter for Burmese-English- French- German translations. For two years she was a nun in the Sagaing Hills, near Mandalay.