Lisa D’Apolito is a documentary and commercial director raised in Greenwich Village, NYC. She started out as an actress in theater, television and film--and had a part in “Goodfellas”. Lisa went on to producing, making her way to SVP/EP of Production for FCB, an advertising agency where she managed the production department and directed the high profile projects, including award-winning branded content. In 2013, she launched her commercial production company, 3 Faces Films. Her pro bono clients include Planned Parenthood, Greenwich Village Youth Center and Gilda’s Club (where she fell in love with the spirit of Gilda). Her short narrative film “The Gynotician” starring Amber Tamblyn & David Cross won several film festival awards. LOVE, GILDA was selected to attend the Deal Maker Program at Hotdocs, IFP Spotlight on Documentaries, CID Kopkind Retreat, IFP speed pitch, Sebastopol peer pitch, the Illuminate accelerator lab in Sedona, the Big Sky Pitch and won an A&E Cine Pitch.
Bronwyn’s experience straddles scripted and unscripted entertainment on both sides of the Atlantic. She recently completed the second season of the original docu-series “Durban Beach Rescue” (Travel Channel International) and a reboot of "Wonderama", the popular NYC-based children's show (PIX11). She produced and directed the Peabody award winning documentary “Talk to Me” for Sesame Workshop and was the supervising producer on “Sesame Street South Africa” for 4 seasons. Her narrative series include “Gazlam” and “The Wild”. Currently, she is in post production on feature documentary “Love, Gilda” for CNN Films which has been selected to open the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.
Meryl Goldsmith directed THE SYNDROME documentary and wrote and produced it with her cousin, national-award winning investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios/Freestyle Digital Media acquired and released THE SYNDROME on demand everywhere. Law schools and law organizations across the country are also screening it, many for Continuing Legal Education. Meryl is co-executive producer of dramedy A WOMAN, A PART, Maggie Siff’s first starring role, which Strand Releasing acquired and released on Showtime and Netflix. She is co-executive producer of Irish mystery/horror DON'T LEAVE HOME, which premiered at SXSW 2018 in Visions as an Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award nominee and was picked up for distribution by Good Deed Entertainment. Meryl is honored to have been a guest speaker at Twin Cities Film Fest, Cato Institute and law schools as well as a judge for Interrobang Film Festival. She graduated from University of Michigan's film program and is based in Los Angeles.
James has produced for film, TV and digital media. His credits reflect many voices in film, including: 2018’s All She Wrote starring Gary Dourdan (CSI), Violet starring Carlos Bardem, Somebody’s Mother directed by Gabriela Tollman, 1st Strike starring Danny Trejo and Three Days in August starring Barry Bostwick. He is currently in pre-production on his next film and recently launched Italus Films, a US/Italy partnership. James has produced countless hours of programming for TV, including Gilda Radner’s Greatest Moments (ABC). He headed production at GPA Entertainment and has
consulted at ABC Studios, Disney Channel, Hodder and Michael Moore’s Broadway debut. A Georgetown University graduate, James is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Television Academy and SAG-AFTRA.
Rob Featherstone is a cinematographer. He shoots commercial, narrative and documentary. Commercial clients include Target, Macy’s, Garnier, Nexxus and Coke. “Love Gilda” will open the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. “Forensics you Decide” which aired on MSNBC won a Cine Golden Eagle. “The Artificial Leaf” won 2nd place in the Focus Forward Film Festival. “Requiem for the American Dream” and “Indian Point” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Farmer of the Year” a feature film staring Barry Corbin and Terry Kiser premiered at the Sedona Film Festival. His work can be seen at www.robfeatherstone.com
Nick has spent the best part of the last three decades living everywhere except his Scottish birthplace. Highlights have been a half dozen years in Arabia, 4 in Hong Kong, 2 in Rio De Janeiro and a decade in LA/Joshua Tree. Nick has had the pleasure of collaborating on several projects with Two time Academy Award Nominee Lucy Walker including Sundance and HBO films THE CRASH REEL, THE LIONS MOUTH OPENS and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO. They have also collaborated on a series of TV commercials for Target and a series of short documentaries for Liberty Mutual. Other notable collaborations include Bess Kargman's theatrically released ballet documentary FIRST POSITION (TIFF) & THE COACH (TriBeCa). Nick has also collaborated on Ezra Edelman's ESPN 30 for 30 five hour mini-series about OJ Simpson. In addition to feature documentaries Nick is the resident DP and founding partner of THE DEPARTMENT OF EXPANSION.
Anne Alvergue is a documentary editor and filmmaker. Her short films have screened internationally at film festivals and galleries, including the Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco Art Institute, Arsenal Berlin, Sundance Film Festival, and DOC NYC. Her editing credits include That Way Madness Lies, Life After Hoop Dreams, Being Elmo, Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty, Married in America, Tibet in Song, My Kid Could Paint That, and Africa Rising. Anne received a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University. She currently resides in the Hudson Valley.
David Cohen is an editor, writer and filmmaker whose work has been published in The New York Times (Op-Docs), broadcast on Independent Lens (PBS) and screened internationally, including at SXSW, Hot Docs, DOC NYC, Outfest, Frameline, AFI Docs and the SF Jewish Film Festival. His films have received festival awards and support from ITVS, MacArthur and the Sundance Institute. As an editor, David has worked with Peabody Award-winner Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff, Cooked), Peter Cohn (Holy Land), on two films executive produced by Susan Sarandon (Radical Grace, Deep Run), and as a Consulting Editor with Academy Award shortlisted filmmakers Deb Ellis & Denis Mueller (Peace Has No Borders), among others. He’s cut a variety of short form content, including for The Nation, Out Magazine, PEN America and Protect Our Defenders. David attended the 2017 Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Labs and received his BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Mary Kerr is a seasoned film professional with over 20 years experience in programming, arts administration, and documentary filmmaking. She recently moved into film production full time and is working as an Assistant Editor, as well as consulting on documentaries in the areas of story structure, fundraising, and festival strategy. She recently produced the documentaries Instructions on Parting, by Amy Jenkins, and One Cut, One Life, by Lucia Small and Ed Pincus. Kerr previously served as Executive Director of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and has programmed for the Sundance, Los Angeles, Silverdocs, and Council on Foundations film festivals. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Emmy-nominated composer, Miriam Cutler is passionate about scoring documentaries, among them Emmy winning, Sundance, and Oscar nominated films: ETHEL, LOST IN LA MANCHA, THIN, POSTER GIRL, KINGS POINT, GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, AMERICAN PROMISE, VITO, DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART, SCOUTS HONOR, LICENSE TO KILL, ONE LAST HUG. Her score for THE HUNTING GROUND, received the Best Documentary Score Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA). Her most recent projects include FINDING KUKAN and A PLASTIC OCEAN. Miriam recently completed writing music for THE BREAST ARCHIVES and EMILY ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS. She is currently working on a documentary about the iconic American writer, Flannery O’Connor and is composing/co-producing DARK MONEY. Miriam co-produced and scored ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT and has served multiple times as a Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, on documentary juries including Sundance, Independent Spirit Awards, and IDA Awards.
Evelin O’Hara is an award-winning Art Director and designer providing visualization of content for creative agencies and filmmakers. She is a Senior Communications Designer at MD Anderson Cancer Center where she uses her multi-disciplined talents to create animations which make cancer education and awareness accessible to patients and caregivers via their social media channels. Evelin was offered full tuition scholarships from Pratt and Parsons School of Design. After deciding to take the offer from Parsons, she got on her very first plane ride to reach NYC with one mission in mind, to see Madame X at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By 1998, she achieved a BFA in communication design and has worked in graphic design for 20 years.
Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer who's won numerous Emmy and Writers Guild of America Awards for his work in television which also includes "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (which he co-created and produced), "Late Show With David Letterman," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In the theater he collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play "700 Sunday," Martin Short's Broadway hit "Fame Becomes Me," and he wrote the off-Broadway play "Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner - A Sort of Romantic Comedy" which he adapted from his bestselling book. All told, Alan has authored eleven books which include his Thurber Prize winning novel, "The Other Shulman," the popular children's book, "Our Tree Named Steve," and the novel "Lunatics" that he co-wrote with Dave Barry. Currently, Alan is preparing "Bunny Bunny" for a return to the New York Stage and writing a cultural memoir titled, "Laugh Lines - 40 Years Trying To Make Funny People Funnier" which will be published in 2019.
Robin Zweibel began her TV career as an NBC Page and then joined the production staff of Saturday Night Live where she met her husband, Alan and her dear friend, Gilda. During those years, she also worked with Paul Shaffer and Lorne Michaels as an Associate Producer for the record album, “Live from New York with Gilda” which was the precursor to Gilda’s one-woman Broadway show “Gilda Live”. After she left SNL, Robin continued her work in television as the Talent Coordinator/Segment Producer for ABC’s “Kids Are People Too.” Robin then changed careers and formed her own interior/landscape design company, “Robin Zweibel Designs”. Featured on camera in USA’s network’s “Before & Afternoon at the Movies”, as well as appearing in several episodes of the show HGTV’s “Outerspaces” hosted by Susie Cuehlo. Robin received the Graphic Artists Award for the cover design for “Bunny Bunny”– the memoir Alan wrote about he and Gilda. Robin holds closest to her heart her beautiful family and her incredible husband Alan, who has kept her laughing every single day of their 38 years of marriage, and she swears she’s not kidding.