FILMMAKERS

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Justin Schein

Director | Cinematographer

Justin has been shooting and directing character-driven, social issue documentaries for more than 20 years. As a cinematographer he has shot on over 60 films internationally for broadcasters including The BBC, The Discovery Channel and PBS. His film No Impact Man premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has screened throughout the world. Justin received his master's degree in Documentary Film and Video Production from Stanford University and went on to found Shadowbox Films with fellow graduate David Mehlman in 1998.


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David Mehlman 

Co-director | Editor

David was supervising editor of the 2007 Oscar-winning short subject documentary, Freeheld, that also won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance.  He edited and sound designed the 2005 Academy Award-winning animated short documentary, The Moon and the Sun.  Recent film and television credits include Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Oscar and Emmy nominee), Iconoclasts, My So-Called Enemy, IFC Media Project, Small Town Security, Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood; and MTV True Life: I’m a Gun Owner and I’m a College Baller, which he directed, produced and edited.  David received a master’s degree in Documentary Film and Video Production from Stanford University.  He founded Shadowbox Films with Justin Schein in 1998.


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Eden Wurmfeld

Producer

Eden has been making both fiction and documentary films since 1994.  She has produced the award-winning indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein, acquired by Fox Searchlight bringing it to hit box office success. She went on to produce Puccini For Beginners, which premiered in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Eden’s first documentary effort, the critically acclaimed ITVS Sunset Story aired nationally on PBS Independent Lens in 2005 and won the jury award at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as the audience award at LAFF. No Impact Man premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, and is currently in worldwide distribution. Her other documentary credits include My So-Called Enemy (PBS) and Romeo Romeo (FilmBuff).


Yael Bridge

Co-Producer | Assistant Editor

Yael has made several award-winning films.  Her work has screened at festivals world wide including, Slamdance, Big Sky, DOC NYC and Full Frame.  She holds an MFA from Stanford University in Documentary Film and Video Production as well as an MA from the New School in Media Studies.  She teaches film and works as editor, producer and director.


Doug Liman

Executive Producer

Doug is a director-producer with a solid track record creating both commercially successful and critically-acclaimed movies, including SWINGERS (1996; starring Vince Vaughn), GO (1999; starring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant), THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002; starring Matt Damon and Chris Cooper), MR. & MRS. SMITH (2005; starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), JUMPER (2008; starring Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen), FAIR GAME (2010; starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts) and his sci-fi action thriller EDGE OF TOMORROW/LIVE DIE REPEAT (2014; starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt).  Liman has also directed cutting edge commercials for the likes of Nike, Levi’s, and Playstation. He also developed and produced several TV series including THE O.C., COVERT AFFAIRS, and SUITS.  Liman serves on the board of the Legal Action Center and the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.


David Mansfield

Composer

David is an award-winning film and television composer. His score for the A&E mini-series “Broken Trail” was nominated for an Emmy. David’s first film score was for the controversial epic "Heaven's Gate". It led to a four-film collaboration with director Michael Cimino, and a Golden Globe nomination for "Year Of The Dragon". Other long-standing relationships are with Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein, and Maggie Greenwald ("Ballad of Little Jo", "Songcatcher"). His score for Ripstein's "Deep Crimson" won Best Musical Score at both the Venice and Havana Film Festivals.   David is also a world-renowned musician, coming to national attention at age 19 as part of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue. His credits read like a veritable who’s who of popular music, from the late Johnny Cash to Sting, and most recently, with Bobby McFerrin as part of his “SpiritYouAll” project.