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About the Filmmakers

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Jen Bradwell

Co-Director & Editor

Jen has edited more than 15 feature documentaries, including the Emmy Award-winning TIME FOR ILHAN, THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA (Sundance/HBO), and recently Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s FAIR PLAY (Hulu), Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s FOR THE LOVE OF RUTLAND (Hotdocs/PBS), and Erika Kohn’s WHAT YOU'LL REMEMBER (NYT Op-Docs). Two seminal projects she wrote and edited (RESILIENCE and PAPER TIGERS) have had more than 50,000 community screenings to date, helping ignite a national conversation about childhood trauma. Jen has taught editing master classes at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and UC Santa Cruz’s Social Documentation program. Years of writing, story consulting and opportunities to direct shoots have inspired her to direct her first feature doc.

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Todd Boekelheide

Co-Director & Cinematographer

Todd has had a long and varied career, with early credits editing picture and sound on STAR WARS and THE BLACK STALLION. He subsequently mixed sound on numerous Oscar-winning films, garnering a nomination for NEVER CRY WOLF and an Academy Award for AMADEUS. He then built a career composing music for documentaries. His scoring credits include HEARTS OF DARKNESS, BALLETS RUSSES, SEÑORITA EXTRAVIADA, and 3½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS. He has worked with a stellar list of filmmakers: David Fincher, Carroll Ballard, David Lynch, Jon Else, Milos Forman, Philip Kaufman, Peter Weir, James Redford, David Peoples, Bill Couturié, Kris Samuelson and John Haptas, Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, as well as Lourdes Portillo, among many others. Todd brings his decades of experience in filmmaking to his directorial debut.

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Rebekah Fergusson

Producer

Rebekah has produced award-winning documentary films that have been distributed by Netflix, PBS, HBO, and Fox Sports. Her recent producing credits include the Rory Kennedy-directed film ADRIFT (2023 Mill Valley), Academy Award-nominated films CRIP CAMP (2020) and END GAME (2018), the Kevin Durant executive produced Q BALL (2019), and Academy Award short-listed HBO documentary THE CASE AGAINST 8 (2014). She directed PELADA which premiered at SXSW in 2010, and was a cinematographer on both PELADA and END GAME. She is currently producing two feature documentaries and developing her next project as a director. She was a 2021 Impact Partners Producing Fellow and a member of the Documentary Producers Alliance and FWD-Doc. She is based in Durham, NC.

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Consulting Editor

Sabrina is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and impact strategist from NYC. Her films employ provocative, nuanced storytelling to center marginalized voices, illuminate diverse experiences, and inspire around the issues that affect our global society. Recent projects include Sundance premieres VICTIM / SUSPECT (Netflix), TO THE END (Hulu), and QUEST (POV). Since her Emmy-winning editing debut for WGBH, she has distinguished herself as a producer, editor, and director.  Sabrina was honored with 2023’s Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award, joining previous honorees Issa Rae, Jessica Williams and Julie Dash. She is also a Women at Sundance Fellow, recipient of the Dear Producer Award recognizing excellence in independent filmmaking, and is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

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