Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film writer/director; Olympic athlete; and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company. Mary wrote, directed, and produced the highly acclaimed award-winning films Underwater Dreams, The Apple Pushers, TEN9EIGHT, A Hero for Daisy, Apple Pie, Lemonade Stories, and Contrarian. Her most recent film, Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Peña, was screened at the White House and to date has raised over $100 million dollars in public and private partnerships for STEM Education.
Alec Sokolow, nominated for an Academy Award (Toy Story) has worn many hats in his career as a professional writer. A career in Hollywood has taken him from writing late night TV comedy to having written some of the most memorable studio films of our time. His credited film work has topped one billion dollars in worldwide Box Office receipts and includes Toy Story, Cheaper by the Dozen, Garfield, Evan Almighty, Daddy Day Camp, and Money Talks. Alec hails from New York City and resides in Sagaponack, NY.
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Jessica Chastain is an Academy Award nominated actress who has starred in critically acclaimed films such as The Tree of Life, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty and The Martian, to name a few. Jessica is the founder of Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film. She is vocal about social issues such as gender and racial equality, and mental health. She was named by Time magazine as one of 2012’s most influential people in the world.
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As a cinematographer, Joe has won sixteen Telly awards and has received two Emmy nominations for his work in TV and Film. Over the years, Joe has worked with Chevrolet, Budweiser, AT&T, Google, Ford, State Farm, Mercedes-Benz, The US Army, and Dunkin Donuts just to name a few. Living with his wife in Los Angeles, he enjoys collaborating with his brother Michael, a director, and his son Aaron, a cinematographer.
Richard Schultz has been shooting professionally for almost 20 years and has worked on various projects all over the world for National Geographic, Time, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, and Fortune, as well as for numerous corporate and advertising clients. He is a recipient of a World Press Photo Award and has won numerous Addy and Communication Arts awards. He currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two beautiful boys.
Collin Cameron has worked in the New England film and commercial industry for the over 25 years. His work includes long and short format productions ranging from documentaries to national television commercials for a diverse collection of clients, including Commercial Emmy Award winning work for the University of Massachusetts. Cameron is currently a Creative Director at Studio6, a content and culture agency, with offices in New York, London, Chicago and Boston. Prior to that he was co-founder of Accomplice + Toil, a well-established post-house that offers creative editorial, artistic finishing, and animation for digital content across all media platforms. Cameron first worked with Mary Mazzio on her documentary, A Hero for Daisy, and they went on to work together on Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie, and We Are Blackrock.
Alex Lasarenko, a classically trained pianist who began playing at the age of three, is a New York-based film scorer and sound remixer who has won critical acclaim for his writing and arranging of original music and vocal remixing. Since founding Tonal Sound in New York City in 2002, Alex has collaborated on a wide range of projects with advertisers, network television, motion pictures, record labels and designers, recently remixing hits for Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta and R. Kelly. He has scored numerous films starring Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Mary Louise Parker and Danny Aiello. Alex has been honored with numerous industry awards for best original music for clients including Audi, Levi’s, Nike, Mercedes Benz, National Geographic, HBO and Volkswagen. Under his hand, Tonal has won awards for its work with HBO, Paramount Studios and The Disney Channel.
JOHN H. CARLSON
JULIE FISHER CUMMINGS
LORNA M. AUERBACH
BETSY SOKOLOW SHERMAN
AUTUMN HANNA VANDEHEI
WITH FURTHER SUPPORT FROM
THE ANGEL FOUNDATION
THE JEB CHARITABLE FUND
THE LOVELIGHT FOUNDATION
BRYAN AND CHRISTINE WHITE
THE SAHSEN FOUNDATION
THE LAURIE M. TISCH ILLUMINATION FUND
MARIO AND DANA MORINO