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Emily Cohen ibañez
Colombian-American filmmaker, Emily Cohen Ibañez, makes documentaries about science, technology and the social consequences of war. She earned her doctorate in Anthropology (2011) and a certificate in Culture and Media at New York University. Her short Iraq Veterans Against the War Perform Operation First Casualty (2007) premiered at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and her feature length documentary, Bodies at War/MINA (2015) premiered at El Festival de Cine de Bogota where it was nominated for a UNICEF award—it is available on Vimeo On Demand. She also does freelance work making promotional videos for nonprofits and camera work for independent films, including Bronx Obama. Her writing has appeared in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, Body and Society, Disability Quarterly, and American Anthropologist amongst others. Emily is a Wenner-Gren Fellow at the Center for Documentary Research (CDAR) and a Lecturer at the Film and Digital Media Department at UC Santa Cruz. Her films, research, and writing have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, Fulbright, NYU Torch, and PSC-CUNY Professional Development Grant.
Manuel Tsingaris (Editor) has been an editor for over twenty years and edited the feature documentary, Alive Inside, which won the US Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance 2014. Recent works include, The Latino Americans, a 6-hour PBS mini-series retelling US history through a Latin lens which won a Peabody Award, and the award winning documentary, Purgatorio, a poetic fable exploring the beauty and brutality of the US/Mexico Border. Most recently Dogtown Redemption, a film about the homeless recycling community in West Oakland, was featured nationwide on PBS/Independent Lens. In October of 2016, three films, Company Town, Visitor's Day and Lupe Under the Sun all screened at the Mill Valley International Film Festival. Long Gone, a film about hobos and the human desire for community, won Best Documentary at Slamdance 2003 and in 2005 he edited China Blue, a documentary about child labor in China which was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Amnesty International Human Rights Award at IDFA in Amsterdam. A Dream in Doubt follows a Sikh man’s journey to find peace and justice after his brother is killed four days after 9/11 and in 2007 it received a Grand Jury Honorable Mention Award at Slamdance. Writ Writer, tells the story of a jailhouse lawyer who, from behind bars in the 1960s, alerted the public to the unconstitutional practices in the TX penal system. This film was an official selection at SXSW 2008 and aired on Independent Lens on PBS. To Manuel, the story is paramount.
Ryan Beveridge is a Los Angeles based composer, conductor, and music producer for film, television, theater and beyond. His entree into the film/TV industry came through a collaboration with Stewart Copeland(The Police) on the Warner Brothers series Brutally Normal (2000). The two subsequently joined forces to create the soundtracks for Sony Playstation's Spyro: Year of the Dragon(2000) and Bravo Network's Breaking News (2002) Recent scores include Waiting for the Miracle to Come (2016), starring Willie Nelson and Charlotte Rampling, NBC/Universal's Mr. Robinson (2015), the James Caan series Back in the Game (2013) for ABC, Meeting Evil (2012), starring Samuel L. Jackson, and Search Engines (2016). Beveridge studied music at Northwestern University and has received fellowships from the Sundance Institute and BMI. He has been fortunate to have music featured at seven Sundance Festivals including the acclaimed premieres of Barking Water (2009), Mosquita y Mari (2012), and This May Be the Last Time (2014), as well as the midnight features Taboo (2002) and Nightstalker (2002).Scoring to picture has afforded Beveridge the opportunity to explore a myriad of musical styles. From the orchestral and contemporary urban groove-based mix of Dirty (2005), the magical simplicity of Waiting for the Miracle to Come (2016), and the film noir underscores of Zyzzyx Rd (2006) and Conversation with a Cigarette (2014) - to the folk inspired soundtrack of Race You to the Bottom (2005), the 70's funk sounds of Heist(2006) and Mr. Robinson (2015), and the sometimes delightfully trashy but always high octane throwback vibe of Back in the Game (2013) - Ryan Beveridge's music is a tapestry of organic sounds and melodies designed to capture the heart and captivate the mind.
Emily Cohen Ibañez
Emily Cohen Ibañez