Creative Team

Marian Sears Hunter

Marian Sears Hunter has been editing films for theatrical, festival, and broadcast release for over thirty years.  Her body of work includes the Academy Award nominated film Promises to Keep; the theatrically-released The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg which garnered 21 film critic awards; and a number of films for the Emmy-award winning PBS series American Masters and Great Performances.  Other credits include Slavery and the Making of America, School, Harlem in Montmarte, and Zora Neale Hurston, among many others.

Sheila Curran Bernard

Sheila Curran Bernard is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and the author of the best-selling Documentary Storytelling (Focal Press).  She has written or consulted on numerous documentary projects, including the PBS series I’ll Make Me a World, the Imax film Wired to Win, and programs for HBO and Lifetime.  A former fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Bernard is on the faculty of the University at Albany, SUNY, where she is also Associate Director of the Documentary Studies Program.

David Ford
Director of Photography

David Ford is an accomplished Director of Photography whose work on documentary films, narrative features, and commercials has appeared on PBS, HBO, national cable outlets, and film festivals nationwide.  His credits include Emmy Award winning documentaries by director Ric Burns (Eugene O’Neill; New York: A Documentary Film) and Florentine Films’ Divided Highways.  In addition David is a partner in Gotham Creative & Gotham Digital directing & producing multi-camera HD shoots.  He is a successful signed Producer/Director with Image Bank, the largest stock footage supplier in the world.

Joel Goodman

Acclaimed by The Hollywood Reporter as an “Indie Composer to Watch,” Joel Goodman is a multi-talented, award-winning composer and co-founder of MusicBox. His original composition credits include work on Oscar and Emmy Award winning films, including Sister Rose’s Passion (2005 Academy Award Nomination); The Collector of Bedford Street (2004 Academy Award Nomination) and Children Underground (2002 Academy Award Nomination) for such producers as HBO, Disney, GreeneStreet Films, Good Machine, Anonymous Content, TriggerStreet Films, Double A Films, Maysles Films, PBS, Hybrid Films, Working Pictures and Cypress Films.