MOBY LONGINOTTO DIRECTOR & CINEMATOGRAPHER
Moby Longinotto studied at the National Film School in England where his graduation film “Make Me Proud” screened at multiple international film festivals and won numerous awards. Since then, Longinotto has gone on to direct strong observational short documentary films as well as television programs. His short documentary “Bad Boy” was a powerful piece made for the BBC about a young man released from prison attempting to integrate back into society. “Smalltown Boy”, made for Channel 4, follows a 15-year-old who was once kicked out of his house by his foster parents for being gay, trying to win the carnival queen crown. Longinotto’s short documentaries have won numerous awards and aired in France (Arte), US (Logo) the UK (Channel 4), etc. Longinotto, has also directed and shot multiple non-scripted television series for BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, SkyOne, SwissTV and more. Filmed over the past six years, THE JONESES marks Longinotto’s first feature length documentary.
AVIVA WISHNOW PRODUCER
Aviva Wishnow is currently developing, producing and financing fiction and documentary films for Bunny Lake Films. Wishnow’s expertise in production, financing and distribution for the last fifteen years include fiction and documentary films that have been invited to Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca and even the White House. She previously worked over three years for iDeal Partners Film Fund where she co-produced “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete”, directed by George Tillman Jr., starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2013 and was theatrically released In October 2013 by Lionsgate/CodeBlack. Wishnow also produced the documentary BLANK CITY, which has been critically acclaimed and had its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival (Panorama 2010). The film had its US theatrical release in 2011 (Kino Lorber/Insurgent) and has been released theatrically and on TV in key territories worldwide. Before entering production, Wishnow started out in film distribution at a handful of notable NYC international sales agents. She consulted at Sierra Affinity, Sidney Kimmel International and GreeneStreet Films International, among others. Before moving to NY, Wishnow assisted in programming the CineVegas Film Festival after graduating from Oberlin College.
VANESSA ROWORTH EDITOR
Vanessa Roworth is a New York based film & video editor specializing in documentary. Her work has screened as official selections at film festivals worldwide including Berlin, SXSW, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Edinburgh, and AFI. Vanessa recently edited the feature documentary MEDORA (Beachside Films) which won the 2014 Emmy for Documentary and premiered at the 2013 SXSW film festival. Her first feature documentary BLANK CITY was released theatrically in 2011 by Kino Lorber/ Insurgent Media following a successful premiere at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. Currently working as a freelance editor, Vanessa has also cut numerous projects from short form documentary to music videos to commercials.
JOEL PICKARD COMPOSER
Joel Pickard has an MA in composition from Mills College in Oakland, CA where he studied with Fred Frith, Alvin Currin, and Pauline Oliveros. He has a BA in Music from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN where he studied classical guitar. From 2009-12, he studied cello with Anna Fritz. As a composer, Joel writes for film, dance, and commercial use. Recent film work includes the score for director Sydney Freeland's feature, Drunktown's Finest. Co-scored with Mark Orton, it premiered at Sundance 2014 and won the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Best US Dramatic Feature at this year’s Outfest. Apart from film work, Joel regularly creates music and sound design for HBO, Showtime, Smithsonian Network, the Independent Film Channel, and other commercial clients.