Tiller is an artist and filmmaker named one of 110 “filmmakers to watch” by Variety Magazine in 2015 for her short film, Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated — which grew into her feature documentary, Tre Maison Dasan. She has worked with the US Agency for International Development, and is currently adjunct faculty at Rhode Island School of Design. Through her work, Denali is interested in empowering artists in systemic thinking, social justice and activism. She is most passionate about children and youth advocacy, and how we raise boys in America.
REBECCA STERN — PRODUCER
Stern has worked for 6 years in documentary film. She is the Co-Producer of the film NETIZENS (Tribeca 2018, Hot Docs 2018), the Associate Producer of the bomb, an innovative installation and film experience which closed 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and opened 2017 Berlin, and the Director and Producer of the short film, WELL GROOMED (The Atlantic, Vimeo Staff Picks Premieres). Previously, Stern was the Production Coordinator for Academy Award nominated documentary Cartel Land, and managed the development and implementation of film campaigns with the leading impact firm, Picture Motion, including Food Chains (2016 BritDoc Impact Award). Rebecca lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
ANDREW FREIBAND — EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Freiband is a filmmaker, writer, artist, and teacher who has worked in feature films, documentary, and television for over 15 years. He co-produced and was director of photography on I Learn America which premiered at AFIDocs in 2013 and continues to tour. The film was also selected by the US State Department for its American Film Showcase, and by the New York City Dept of Education, which developed a viewing guide and now distributes the film to every school in New York City.
CARLOS ROJAS — EDITOR
Rojas has been working in documentaries since 2008, when he assisted in The Reckoning, a film detailing the work of the International Criminal Court. In 2009 he was additional editor for Abused: The Postville Raid, and an assistant editor on Reportero, Kingdom of Shadows, Miss Sharon Jones and Sembene. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab as a contributing editor in 2013 and 2016.
GIL TALMI — COMPOSER
Gil Talmi is a world-renowned EMMY nominated composer, producer and recording artist with a passion for socially conscious projects. Blending his traditional orchestral background with tasteful modular electronics and eclectic world music sensibilities, Talmi has created a signature sound that can be heard in many award winning productions worldwide. Gil has scored the Peabody Award winning documentaries Between The Folds (PBS Independent Lens), Who Killed Chea Vichea? (PBS) and New Year Baby (PBS Independent Lens). Some of Gil's most recent work includes the opening theme to CBS News: 50 Years of 60 Minutes, Chavela (Aubin Pictures), and Straight/Curve (Epix).
JON GOURLAY — DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY & PRODUCER
Jon as a documentary cinematographer has worked around the world exploring a diverse range of stories. TRE MAISON DASAN is his second collaboration with Denali having worked together on her thesis film while at Rhode Island School of Design. He has also worked as cinematographer for renowned filmmaker Marian Marzynski on his 2016 film Do You Speak Chopin? and has shot numerous projects for acclaimed photographer Henry Horenstein as well as other directors including Sheida Soleimani and James Rutenbeck.
SUSTAINABLE FILMS — CO-PRODUCER
Sustainable Films is a privately run company that invests equity into non-fiction projects. They actively look to connect with filmmakers who are telling powerful stories and raising awareness about critical issues, with the goal is to support projects that will have a profound impact on the audiences that see them, films that will inspire social change and environmental action on a global level.
PILGRIM MEDIA GROUP — CO-PRODUCER
Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate Company, is among the industry's largest and most prolific studios, having produced award-winning content for more than 25 years. While lauded for creating unscripted content for top distribution platforms including Netflix, National Geographic, ABC, CBS, Discovery, History, Lifetime, OWN, TLC and over a dozen other networks, Pilgrim also has deep roots in scripted, digital and documentary features.
SHINE GLOBAL, INC. — CO-PRODUCER
Shine Global is a non-profit media company which produces inspiring films and compelling content about at-risk children. Through tailored distribution and outreach, they connect with audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on capitol hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.
CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES — CO-PRODUCER
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. They envision a world in which women filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, build sustainable careers, and achieve parity in all areas of the film industry.