Heather E. Connell
Writer/Director/Executive Producer

Connell was born and raised in Massachusetts where she studied screenwriting and theatre arts at Salem State College. In 2001, she relocated to Los Angeles and founded Displaced Yankee Productions, an independent film company dedicated to using film as a platform for raising social awareness and activism through entertainment. After making two short films, Choosing Your Course (2002) and Black and White (2004), Heather produced and directed her first feature documentary, Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children. In Small Voices, the struggles of the street and garbage dump children of Cambodia are examined through the personal stories of five children and their journey toward education.

Learn more about Heather Connell here.

 

Arthur Yee
Director of Photography

Arthur Yee is a Director of Photography with a strong career emphasis in documentary production. In his eight years of experience he has filmed worldwide, shooting in various geographical locations - from desert valleys to mountaintops. He brings a creative passion to every shoot and uncompromising quality to every project. He has worked with such distinguished clients as: A&E, Discovery, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC, and NASA.

 

Jason Rosenblatt
Editor

Jason Rosenblatt grew up in Portland, Oregon where he developed a love of movies. Afer graduating from Lewis and Clark College with a BFA in Psychology he attended the MFA program at Columbia College, Chicago for two years before relocating to Los Angeles. There he worked as a screenplay reader, a screenwriter, and finally an editor. He now lives in Portland with his wife (who he married in a movie theatre) and their daughter and continues to edit documentaries.

 

Sherene Strausberg
Original Music Composition

Sherene Strausberg has been writing music for more than ten years. She has written music for film, television, and radio. Since moving to Los Angeles five years ago, Sherene has worked on several independent films. Many of the films have been screened in Los Angeles, the DGA Theater, the Egyptian Theater, Cinespace, as well as many fesivals including: The Tribeca Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival. You Can see samples of her work at www.sweetnotes.com.

Rommel Molina
Sound design & Re-recording mixer

After graduating from the Music Synthesis program at Berklee College of Music, Rommel was awarded a scholarship to attend the Vancouver Film School. At VFS, he completed a one year program in Sound Design for Visual Media. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, Rommel continued to pursue his creative interests working as a sound designer and mixer at Danetracks and 740 Sound Design.

Jorge Costa
Audio Supervisor

Jorge Costa is a Chilean music producer, mixer and engineer. He came to the U.S. to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2006, he moved to Los Angeles where he has established himself in this highly competitive market working with a very diverse pool of high profile clients such as Korn, Melissa Etheridge, Jonathan Davis and Engelbert Humperdinck.

Understanding that the World keeps getting smaller Jorge has made a point to expand to foreign markets working with superstars Keti Topuria (Rusia), Agnes Monica (Indonesia) and Grammy winner Ines Gaviria (Colombia) among many others.

He is also a prolific score mixes for movies and television. His work in this area includes the movie "Cleaner" with Samuel L Jackson and Ed Harris and the TV series "Tracey Ullman: State of the Union" and "10 things I hate about you". Most recently, Jorge had the great opportunity to worke in the upcoming documentary "Forget us Not" by award winning director Heather Connell.

In 2012 He produced the album "Train" for Grammy nominated blues artist Solomon King and is currently working on guitar legend Carl Verheyen’s new album to be released in 2013.

Theresa Kennedy
Still Photographer

Theresa Kennedy has satisfied her craving to get behind the camera is a variety of locations, including: Cambodia, London, Paris, Vienna, Philadelphia, Big Sur, New York, Venice, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and San Francisco. She works in both film and digital media, with a special enthusiasm for experimenting with night photography. For several years, she ran a professional digital photography studio in Los Angeles. Now she is bringing together celebrities, stories and passionate people through her educational, non-profic media venture, (IT) magazine, which is dedicated to producing and distributing stories and resorces that fuel people's passion and drive more pro-social action. Theresa lives in Pasadena, CA and co-chairs, with her husband, the raising of two socially conscious teenagers.

 

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