Brian Johnson is an accomplished editor who was nominated for an ACE Award for Best Editing in a Documentary for the 1999 Academy Award-nominated feature Buena Vista Social Club. He recently edited After Innocence, a feature documentary about men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence. It won the Special Jury prize at Sundance.
Anne Stein has been working as an editor both in New York and Los Angeles for the past 25 years, editing both narrative and documentary films. Her films have been invited to Sundance (Love Liza with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathy Bates, Wrestling with Angels about the playwright Tony Kushner, and Death By Unnatural Causes, an independent art film), the Cannes Film Festival (Sidewalk Stories), and the Golden Globes (In the House, about three teenagers at Bronx Psychiatric Center). Her films have won numerous awards. The short documentary Sing!, about the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, was nominated for an Academy Award.
She has also worked extensively in television, on such shows as NBC's reality-based series Crime & Punishment, MTV's reality-based series Road Rules, and several TV documentaries such as Gene Hackman Biography (Van Ness Documentary, A&E), The Dreyfus Affair (Film Roos Documentary, The History Channel), and Cinema Combat: War in the Movies (Van Nees Documentary, AMC).
Buddy Squires is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Emmy-winning cinematographer.
In 1976, newly graduated from Hampshire College, he joined friends Ken Burns and Roger Sherman in creating Florentine Films. The company's first effort and Ken Burns' first PBS project, Brooklyn Bridge, received an Academy Award nomination for best feature documentary. Four years later, Burns' The Statue of Liberty, received the same honor with Squires and Burns producing.
Today Buddy Squires is best known as the cinematographer of dozens of acclaimed documentaries. Six of the projects he photographed are Academy Award nominees, one is an Oscar winner and 9 are Emmy Award winners. Squires has been nominated for Emmys in four of the last five years. His cinematography is featured in nearly all of Ken Burns' films including: JAZZ, The Civil War, Mark Twain, Baseball, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Not For Ourselves Alone, Huey Long, Thomas Hart Benton and The West.
In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Squires directed and produced the Emmy nominated Listening To Children.
Bruce Nolte is a 1976 BFA graduate of the School of Film/Video of California Institute of the Arts.� His professional experience in both film and video production includes lighting director, camera operation, audio recording and many aspects of post-production.� He was Director of Photography on Don't Pave Main Street: Carmel's Heritige with Clint Eastwood.� From 1993 to 1997 he was staff DP with Razza Digital.� In 2005 he was Lighting Director on several commercial projects for Master Communications and Production Manager for American Film Foundation in Santa Monica, California.
Some of his recent work has included being Assistant Camera and Production Coordinator on Return with Honor, and Assistant Camera on Bird by Bird with Annie, an award-winning documentary about author Annie Lamott.
Jennifer W. Glos
Jennifer Glos is an MFA graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television where she studied documentary filmmaking under Marina Goldovskaya, one of Russia's most acclaimed documentary filmmakers. She directed and produced War on their Minds: Voices of American Kids, an award-winning short documentary on the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq War on American children. It aired nationally on Showtime Networks in 2004.
Prior to this, Jennifer studied cognitive neuroscience at MIT for her Bachelor of Science degree. In the following years, she researched psycholinguistics in Paris, France under Jacques Mahler, developed computer interfaces for Microsoft Corporation, and created websites for children's education in Kyoto, Japan. With funding from companies such as Mattel, Lego, and Disney, she developed technological children's toys for storytelling for her Master of Science at the MIT Media Lab. After finishing her Master's degree, Jennifer worked for Third Age Media, a dot-com company based in San Francisco where she directed editorial and design for the flagship website.
Cinematographer Erik Daarstad has photographed hundreds of films over the last 45 years, from 30 second commercials to feature films, but the majority of his work has been in documentaries. He has worked for organizations such as National Geographic, PBS, ABC, CBS, MGM and Disney as well as for many smaller independent companies. His work has covered a broad range of topics, but has focused on biographies and personal stories of individuals such as original Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, composer Aaron Copland, and conductor Zuben Mehta.
His recent work has included Take This Heart, a PBS documentary on foster care, and Sing!, an Oscar-nominated documentary on the Los Angeles Children's Chorus.
Seven documentaries that he photographed have been nominated for Academy Awards and one called Why Man Creates won an Oscar in 1969. Many of the films have been nominated for Emmys as well as winning Emmys.
Christine Wiser is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. She co-produced and wrote Return with Honor, a feature documentary on Vietnam War POWs, and directed 3 episodes of The Astronomers, an Emmy-nominated six part series on the world's leading astronomers.
She directed Napolean's Lost Legions and The Man-eating Lions of Tsavo, both for the Discovery Channel, Cell Wars, a BBC-WGBH series, and National Georgraphic's Search for the Great Apes featuring the fieldwork of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour.
Director, producer, writer Terry Sanders is a two-time Oscar winner and one-time Emmy award winner who has produced and/or directed more than 70 award-winning dramatic features, theatrical documentaries, and television specials. His body of work includes Return with Honor, the highly acclaimed theatrical non-fiction feature that tells the riveting story of top-gun U.S. fighter pilots shot down over North Vietnam who became POWs for up to 8 ? years, and Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper, an Oscar-nominated documentary short on the famed musician and conductor who survived Dachau.
Go to American Film Foundation for a listing and description of several dozen of the films that Mr. Sanders has directed and produced.
American Film Foundation
American Film Foundation/Sanders & Mock Productions is an Academy Award-winning film production organization which has made over 70 motion pictures. Its films have won 3 Oscars and 6 Oscar Nominations, 2 Primetime Emmys and 7 Emmy Nominations. It is headed by Terry Sanders and Freida Lee Mock.
American Film Foundation Presents
A Film by
FIGHTING FOR LIFE
Produced & Directed by
Terry Sanders & Christine Wiser
Production Coordinator & Sound Recordist
Assistant Director in Germany
Col. David Burris, MD
Col. (Ret.) Stanley Minken, MD
Norman Rich, MD
Adm. Jim Zimble, MD
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