Filmmaking Team

Jon Goldman

JON GOLDMAN, Director
Jon Goldman is an award-winning filmmaker, animator and media artist. Since training at MIT’s Center For Advanced Visual Studies in the 1980s where he received his Masters, Jon has produced documentaries and an Emmy-nominated short form animation for organization such as Al Jazeera International, WGBHLAB BOSTON, and the Discovery Channel. For Al Jazeera he produced Wilma’s Warning profiling a MacArthur-award winning environmental justice advocate and the Katrina/RITA storm surge covering its role in high toxicity in the gulf region.

Bestor Cram

BESTOR CRAM, Executive Producer
Bestor Cram is an award winning director, producer and cinematographer for television documentaries and museum environments. In 1982, Bestor founded Northern Light Productions, a Boston-based production company which produces long format projects for PBS, History Channel, & Discovery as well as a wide range of museum media exhibits for art, science and history interpretive visitor centers like the Smithsonian Institution and International Spy Museum. As a lighting cameraman, Bestor released Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison in the fall of 2008 and it continues to play festivals and television world wide. In 2009, his ITVS supported film Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 was released and had its PBS broadcast in February, 2010.

Bob Balaban

BOB BALABAN, Executive Producer
Balaban is a writer, actor, director and producer and has had supporting roles in films such as Midnight Cowboy,Absence of Malice, Bob Roberts, Deconstructing Harry, Ghost World, The Majestic, Lady in the Water and all of Christopher Guest’s films: Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration. In 2001 Balaban produced the Robert Altman picture Gosford Park, for which he received a nomination for Best Picture; he also appeared in the movie as Morris Weissman, a Hollywood producer. He recently appeared in an episode of Entourage as a doctor known for writing prescriptions for medical marijuana. Balaban is the director of Bernard and Doris and has chosen to perform controversial projects like Recount (about the 2000 election) for HBO. In 2003 he won the Drama Desk award for The Exonerated. In 2010, Balaban appeared as Judge Clayton Horn, the real-life judge who presided over the obscenity trial of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books in the movie Howl. He is currently appearing with Alan Arkin and Greg Kinnear in The Convincer which screened at Sundance 2011.

Jim Uhls wrote the screenplay for Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, directed by David Fincher; the NBC television film, Semper Fi, produced by Steven Spielberg, about young recruits in the Marine Corps, and is a writer on Jumper, the film by Doug Liman starring Hayden Christensen. He is currently working on the adaptation of the graphic novel Rex Mundi for Warner Brothers and Johnny Depp. Prior to that, he completed a screenplay adaptation of the cult novel Flicker for New Regency and Darren Aronofsky and a TV series pilot, Paranoid, for FX.

Bill Lattanzi

BILL LATTANZI, Writer
Bill Lattanzi is an award-winning writer, editor, and producer for documentary television. He spent 10 years at WGBH in Boston, where he worked on all three flagship series, Frontline, The American Experience, and Nova. Notable projects include Grant, Reagan, Chicago, Spy in the Sky, and Special Effects. For Powderhouse Productions, Bill was showrunner on Extreme Engineering with Danny Forster; wrote several shows for the Discovery, The History Channel, and TLC. An award-winning playwright, Bill is also the co-founder of the Boston Theater Marathon and was artist-in-residence at Brandeis University, 2000-2005. Prior to Boston, Bill worked on commercials and feature films in NYC, including a stint in Woody Allen’s cutting room. His roster includes scripts for PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel and more.

Peter Rhodes

PETER RHODES, Editor
Peter Rhodes is a prolific veteran editor working primarily in the documentary field. His current The Last Mountain is currently screening in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. For years he has edited for Frontline, NOVA, American Experience and Independent Lens, on titles such as RENEWAL, A Life Among Whales, Racing Against the Clock, Act Your Age, Made in America?, Gift of the Game, The Price of Sugar and the soon to be released Circus Dreams.

Daniel Neiden

DANIEL NEIDEN, Producer
Daniel Neiden is an award-winning actor and producer. He has worked side by side with the Tony-nominee, multiple Obie- winning Liz Swados for nearly ten years, as actor, creative consultant, and co-producer on more than a half dozen of her ventures including THE HATING POT, JERUSALEM and GROUNDHOG, at such venues as BAM, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club and La Mama.
He has served as a consultant and fund-raiser for Nederlander Productions, bringing investors and creative input to several of James Nederlander’s various Broadway projects including SUNSET BOULEVARD; NIGHT OF THE IGUANA; and development of THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (in collaboration with Liz McCann).Over the past ten years, Daniel has mounted and produced projects at The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, The Village Gate, The Perry Street, and The Cherry Lane Theater and garnered nominations (Drama Desk) and awards (VSArts/DC) along the way. Daniel is currently in pre-production for a musical adaptation of WAITING FOR LEFTY at ACT in San Francisco.

Ed Slattery

ED SLATTERY, Producer, DP
Edward Slattery has been shooting films since the late 1980’s, his credits include feature films (Manna From Heaven, Temps), short films (Leaving The Post, Perfect Goosey’s, Hitchcocked) documentaries (Moving Midway, In Her Own Voice, Healing Hands Africa) as well as commercials, industrials and television programs.

Kevin McCaffery

KEVIN MCCAFFERY, Line Producer
Nationally recognized documentary film producer Kevin McCaffrey is a James Beard Award finalist, and a publisher, writer, editor, oral historian, reviewer and creative industry consultant. McCaffrey is owner of e/Prime Media LLC, specializing in research and media products relating to culture, history, environment and design in Louisiana and around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico. e/Prime has produced video for such disparate clients as the Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Galatoire’s Restaurant and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also produced a documentary for television: “A Common Pot: Creole Cooking on Cane River”, a study of Creole Cuisine. Quite recently, McCaffrey wrote and produced video profiles of New Orleans based artists Michael P. Smith, Alan Gerson, and Shirley Masinter in collaboration with Lemieux Gallery and funded by the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. His 2009 documentary television program, “We Live To Eat: New Orleans’ Love Affair With Food,” was a finalist for a James Beard Award in broadcast media after airing on WYES and the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Network.

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