THE FILMMAKERS


 
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DIRECTOR - RYAN SARNOWSKI

Ryan Sarnowski directed the feature Passing the Baton and produced over 100 documentary shorts, including the “Cream City Soundcheck” music series, while Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s doc|UWM. He is currently Editor of the Emmy-award-winning series Wisconsin Foodie and owner of Threshing Media, a production company that tells stories of uncommon lives and overlooked subjects. Ryan holds an MFA from UWM and a BFA from Florida State University.

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Producer - Susan Kerns

Susan Kerns is an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago and Co-Director of the Chicago Feminist Film Festival. She wrote the screenplay for Little Red, which won Best Feature awards at the Berlin Independent, Canada International, Great Lakes, and Driftless film festivals, and she has produced or directed numerous award-winning shorts. She previously was Education Director at the Milwaukee Film Festival, and she holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Producer - Terry Caddell

Terry Caddell is a freelance filmmaker. He began working with Ryan Sarnowski and Susan Kerns through doc|UWM while obtaining his BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He now resides in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

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Editor - Jessamy Meyer

Jessamy Meyer edited the award-winning feature documentary My Way Home, was Assistant Editor on the documentary Psychopath, and works as an Editor for About Face Media where she creates documentary content for national brands.

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Composer - Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson has toured the world with many very different bands—Batillus, The Scene is Now, Saint Thomas, to name a few—whose music ranges from heavy metal to “postmodern jug band” music. In addition to his guitar playing (called “triumphant post-rock radiance” by Pitchfork) he currently enjoys studying Haydn on his Wurlitzer electric piano and strumming on his old banjo for children's parties. Though he has self-released over thirty albums, this is his first soundtrack.

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VOICE OF ALFRED LAWSON - MARK METCALF

Mark Metcalf is known for playing iconic characters Doug Neidermeyer in Animal House, The Master on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and The Maestro on Seinfeld. His background also includes numerous starring roles in other films, television shows, plays, and Twisted Sister music videos.