Thérèse Casper (née Heliczer) graduated from THE FILM SCHOOL and Wesleyan University. As an emerging filmmaker, Casper has been very active in the independent Seattle film community for the past several years and thanks the mentorship and resources from the Seattle Documentary Association, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Women in Film and Northwest Film Forum. Casper was also a programmer for the Post Alley Film Festival and a cast member in the short film, “Signs Everywhere,” and the feature film, "The Boy Who Lived Before." Casper has spent the last 25 years in public sector communications and project management. Currently, she is a project manager at the Seattle Department of Transportation where she manages over $50 million in transportation projects which has given her the skills to director and produce her first feature documentary film.
Eric Frith's films have been acquired for domestic and international distribution by Miramax, Dream Entertainment, Cinema Management Group, Off the Fence, Independent Lens, and American Masters PBS. These works have screened at top festivals including Sundance, TIFF & SXSW. All films combined totaling 18 Best Film/Documentary awards, 12 Audience Awards. Eric recently served as editor and co-writer for ‘Down the Fence’ which won the audience award at the 2017 San Luis Obispo Film Festival. He also edited and co-wrote ‘The Breach’ which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014 where it won Best International Feature Documentary. He edited director Megan Griffiths’ ‘Eden’ (2012), which premiered and won the Audience Award at SXSW. In 2011 Eric co-produced, co-wrote, and edited ‘A Lot Like You,’ which premiered at SIFF and screened at festivals around the world, winning 5 Best Documentary awards. He also edited ‘The Heart of the Game’ (2005) which premiered at TIFF, was distributed by Miramax, and heralded as “an Oscar level piece of work” by film critics Ebert and Roeper.
Award-winning filmmaker, John Jeffcoat, has worked in the film industry as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor and co-wrote “Outsourced” with George Wing (50 First Dates), loosely based on Jeffcoat’s travels in Nepal and India. Jeffcoat went on to direct “Outsourced” winning numerous awards including the 2007 Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival, the John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival as well as critical praise from the New York Times, Variety, and Roger Ebert. He also directed "Big In Japan" with Seattle's irreverent, surf-rockers Tennis Pro in the land of dreams, Tokyo, Japan in 2014.
Kate Dandel is an award-winning writer, producer, director and consultant. Her documentary feature GOLD BALLS: Inside the World of Ultra Senior Tennis, premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2016, and has played festivals around the world, receiving the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2017 Southampton International Film Festival and the Best Documentary Score Award at the Garden State Film Festival. GOLD BALLS has been featured on Alaska and Virgin Airlines, and will screen on PBS in 2018. Kate won the 2016 SIFF/Aegis Living $50,000 Filmmaking Grant & a 2015 King County 4Culture Grant. Kate is currently an Associate Producer for PERSONHOOD (2019), a documentary feature about the fetal protection laws sweeping the US that premiered at DOC NYC.
Ben Winwood combines hand-made acoustic and electric instruments, and his work is featured in commercials, shorts, and documentaries. Living with his wife and young daughter, he works from a converted cottage, near the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, UK - the work he is involved with, is raw, honest and human in its sonics and narrative.