THE FILMMAKERS


Sara Lamm Director / Producer / Writer

Sara Lamm is a writer, performer, and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES, co-directed with Mary Wigmore, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, was released theatrically in the US, and screened in community venues all over the world (including at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.) Her 2007 film DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAPBOX was also released theatrically and had its television premiere on The Sundance Channel. In addition, her work has appeared at MASS-MOCA, The American Visionary Art Museum, and on NPR. For five years she produced and performed in DOG & PONY, a monthly NYC variety show featuring comedic multi-media performance.

 

Kim Bica Producer

Kim Bica is an Emmy-and-Cannes-Award-winning editor with experience in documentary and commercial editing. She has edited advertising campaigns, films, and music videos for notable directors such as David LaChapelle, (The Sundance short KRUMPED); Martin Scorsese (Members Project for American Express); Dayton/Faris (AICP Award for best editing on NBA spot); and Errol Morris (The Nobel Peace Laureate Series, and as a contributing editor on the 2013 Donald Rumsfeld documentary, THE UNKNOWN KNOWN). She is co-founder/co-owner of Arcade Edit, a full service editorial company, which offers creative editorial and finishing, including graphics, design, illustration, and visual effects.

 

Stephen Nemeth Executive Producer

Stephen Nemeth formed and heads up Rhino Films, the independent film company that originated as a division of iconoclastic record label Rhino Records. He has produced and executive produced dozens of films. His producer credits include THE SESSIONS (Sundance 2012 Audience Award, 2013 Academy Award nomination for Helen Hunt), C.O.G. (Sundance 2013),  FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE, RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH, and the recently released Bill “Spaceman” Lee biopic, SPACEMAN. He is in pre-production on the New York Times’ bestselling book CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN and the adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s THE CURSE OF LONO. Nemeth's documentary credits include DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS (Sundance 2001 Audience Award), WARDANCE (2008 Academy Award nomination), FUEL (Sundance 2008 Audience Award), PUMP, FLOW  (Sundance 2008), PICK UP THE MIC (Toronto 2005), CLIMATE REFUGEES (Sundance 2010), ROBERT WILLIAMS MR. BITCHIN’, RIDE WITH LARRY, UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE MONOPOLY STORY, EDUCATION, INC. and PATRIOCRACY.  He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Artsand Sciences and on the board of numerous non-profit organizations including Friends of the Earth, Children Uniting Nations and the International Documentary Association and is on the dean's board of the UC Santa Cruz's School for the Arts. He is both an American and British citizen.

 

Susan Metzger Editor

An Atlanta native, Susan Metzger moved to Los Angeles in 2003 earning an MFA from USC and establishing herself as a documentary film editor.  She began her career assisting for Academy-Award winning documentary editor Kate Amend on such films as JIMMY CARTER: MAN FROM PLAINS, THERE WAS ONCE…, and BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES. Susan has edited a range of short content--from cheeky environmental webisodes for Darryl Hannah, to interviews with golf caddies in Scotland, to an experimental film about a poet in grief.  She most recently edited the feature documentary RIGHT FOOTED.

 

Craig Wedren and Jherek Bischoff Composers

Craig Wedren is a composer, songwriter and singer. He began his career fronting avant-rock pioneers Shudder To Think. He has scored an array of feature films including HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, THE SCHOOL OF ROCK, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, LAUREL CANYON, RODGER DODGER, HIGH ART, and AFTERNOON DELIGHT. Craig also created the music for television shows including HUNG, THE UNITED STATES OF TARA, RENO 911!, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, and GLOW. His latest albumADULT DESIRE will be out Summer 2017, along with an accompanying narrative VR video series, the followup to his first-of-it's-kind 2011 release, 'Wand'.

 

Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed in venues from Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall to Royal Albert Hall; collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and David Byrne; and his music and commissions have been performed by renowned symphonies and ensembles around the globe. His critically-acclaimed album CISTERN was released in 2016 in conjunction with a live performance in Times Square.  Bischoff is currently serving as the music director for Robert Wilson’s new production, THE SANDMAN.