DANIEL TRAUB - DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER
Daniel Traub is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer. Traub lived in China from 1998-2007, working as cinematographer on documentary films for various networks and production companies including PBS, German Television ZDF and Arte. More recently, he directed the feature length Barefoot Artist about Lily Yeh and her collaborative artworks in war-torn communities and Xu Bing: Phoenix, about the Chinese artist Xu Bing’s Phoenix project, which highlights the condition of Chinese migrant laborers.
Traub's photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, and the Lianzhou Photo Festival in China. His work can be found in public and private collections, such as the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
KEN KOBLAND - PRODUCER/EDITOR
Since the mid-70s, Kobland has produced art/experimental/personal film and video works which have been screened in numerous festivals world-wide and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, Stjedlick Museum and the Arsenal, Berlin, among others. As a collaborator Kobland has for many years worked with the New York Experimental theater, the Wooster Group. And as a Cinematographer and Editor Mr. Kobland has produced documentary features, on Joan MITCHELL, Chuck CLOSE, Louise BOURGEOIS and Ilya and Emilia KABAKOV, which are in distribution by First Run Features, Zeitgeist and ArtHouse Films. His personal work is distributed by EAI (NY), ARGOS (Brussels) and VDB (Chicago) as well as by the WOOSTER GROUP.
MORNING SLAYTER - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Morning Slayter has worked as a producer, director and sound recordist on documentaries and features. She produced the documentary ‘Shut Up And Look’ about the artist Richard Artschwager, ‘High Wire’ on Philippe Petit and directed political shorts at the United Nations and the White House for Danish and Swedish Television. She worked closely with artists in the making of films on Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Rivers, Mark di Suvero and Nam June Paik. She is a private art dealer and art appraiser with expertise in 20th and 21st century American and European art. She has lectured on art, documentary filmmaking and photography at Drew University, New York University, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology and Institute of Contemporary Photography.
MELODY LONDON - EDITOR
Melody London is a Film Editor of internationally awarded fiction and documentary feature films. Her most recent Editor credits include “It’s Personal”, by Paramount Pictures, about the organizers of the Women’s March, Laurie Anderson’s, “Heart of a Dog” shortlisted for an Academy Award, and Laura Poitras’, “Risk” which premiered at the Cannes film Festival. She has directed projects including “Mary Henry”, a feature documentary and “Lost”, financed by the American Film Institute. The first feature film (of over seventeen) that Melody edited, “Stranger Than Paradise” was aesthetically groundbreaking and won many international prizes. She has achieved many other awards for her work. Melody is on the Board of Directors of the Eurica Media Lab, dedicated to global communication. Melody has an MFA from New York University’s School of Television and Film. She has taught fulltime at both NYU and CalArts. She is currently teaching filmmaking at The New School in New York City while continuing her career as an editor.
SIMON TAUFIQUE - COMPOSER/PRODUCER
Simon TaufiQue is a UK-born, NY-based polymath - film producer, composer, entrepreneur, tech inventor and cat owner. Simon recently produced the Lionsgate/Universal film, IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette. Simon also co-produced and scored SHE’S LOST CONTROL (Visit Films) with Executive Producer and Academy-award nominee, Oren Moverman. The film won the CICAE Forum prize at the Berlinale, screened at SXSW, New Directors/New Films and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Simon’s current projects include the MacArthur Foundation-winning documentary, THE INTERPRETER, the Sloan Prize-winner, RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT, the film adaptation of Rick Moody’s cherished novel, PURPLE AMERICA, as well as an anthology series of feature-length adaptations of literary works by legendary authors Tennessee Williams, Paul Auster, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Cheever, Patricia Highsmith, Jonathan Franzen and Rick Moody for a major streaming service. Simon is a founding partner of indie film funds, Atomic Features and GMK Media.
MICHELE ZARBAFIAN - POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR