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Mitch McCabe

director, producer, camera, editor (they/them)

Mitch McCabe is a queer artist, filmmaker and educator whose work spans narrative, nonfiction and experimental film, mining themes of class, politics and identity grounded in their native Midwest. Their short and feature films have screened at Sundance, True/False, New Directors/New Films, DocSheffield, Margaret Meade, Ann Arbor, Camden, Clermont-Ferrand, Winterhür, Edinburgh, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and New York Film Festivals. Their short films include: PLAYING THE PART (1995), CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS- PART 1 (Camden, TrueFalse, Doc Sheffield 2021), TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (Sundance, 2007), SEPTEMBER 5:10PM (New York Film Festival, 2000), and HIGHWAY 403, MILE 39 (New York Film Festival, 2000)Their feature HBO documentary YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN screened at IDFA, Lincoln Center and AFI Silverdocs. A 2019 Sarah Jacobson awardee and past fellow of MacDowell and the Flaherty Seminar, McCabe’s work has been supported by MASS MoCA, NYSCA, Yaddo, LEF, Jerome and Djerassi Foundations. They received their BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and their MFA from New York University. They live and work between Michigan and Ithaca, New York. McCabe’s latest film, 23 MILE (2024) will premiere at True/False Film Festival. They are working on the full multi-part feature film project of CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS.   [website


Christie Herring is an award-winning filmmaker with a strong interest in the mechanics and poetry of change. She works across many forms and roles, with a love for nonfiction and collaboration. Recent editing and producing include THE BIG SCARY “S” WORD (Editor/Co-Producer, Hulu), CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP (Producer/Editor, Tribeca), BIAS (Producer/Editor, Amazon), A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA (Editor, Independent Lens/PBS), THE POINT OF NO RETURN (Editor, NOVA/PBS), NORTH BY CURRENT (Post Producer, Berlinale, POV/PBS), and SILENT BEAUTY (Post Producer, HotDocs, Independent Lens/PBS). Her work as a Director includes THE CAMPAIGN (Director/ Producer/ Camera, PBS), following California’s struggle for marriage equality. Christie has directed several shorts films and consults as a Producer and an Editor on a wide slate of projects. She is the former Chair and a current Member of New Day Films, and her research background includes five years as a Project Director at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an instructor with the American Film Showcase and received her BA from Duke University where she assisted filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. Christie received her MA in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University.  [website

Christie Herring

producer (she/her)

Jeremiah Moore

Sound Design and Re-Recording Mixer (he/him)

Sound Artist, Mixer and Designer Jeremiah Moore realizes sound-visions collaboratively with filmmakers and other artists, with a primary emphasis on cinema and documentary forms. Highlights include sound design for Oscar-nominated documentary short "Last Day of Freedom", Joshua Izenberg's celebrated short “Slomo,” and work for Pixar, McSweeney's, the Kitchen Sisters, Pacho Velez, Courtney Stephens, Cathy Lee Crane, Ellen Bruno, Irene Lusztig, Leslie Tai and Harrod Blank, with projects premiering at Sundance, Berlinale, Tribeca, SXSW, Toronto and True/False among others. Projects beyond cinema include sound diffusion for Ai WeiWei's "@LARGE" on Alcatraz island, a 100-channel live-mix of The Residents' "Eskimo." His mix for new-music project "Slow Beethoven" launched at Laurie Anderson's studio in NYC and made the 2023 billboard charts. Jeremiah is also a solo sound artist, a co-founder of The TANK Center for Sonic Arts, co-founder of Bay Area Sound Ecology, and operator of creative sound studio Jeremiah Moore sound. He lives in San Francisco with his sons and partner. [website​] 


Cathy Lee Crane

consulting editor (she/her)

Cathy Lee Crane received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for her lyrical re-combinations of archival and staged material. "Pasolini’s Last Words" (2012) was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, premiering at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema. Crane received the first survey of her work in 2015 as part of the American Original Now series at the National Gallery of Art. Since 2017, her ongoing work on the US/Mexico border, funded by the El Paso Border Arts Residency and the Creative Arts Fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has thus far produced three iterations of its cross-platform design: "Crossing Columbus" (2020) a feature-length documentary awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Syracuse International Film Festival, "terrestrial sea" (2022) a short film awarded a Jury Citation from the Festival de Cinema da Fronteira in Brazil. As part of her summer 2022 residency at the Harun Farocki Institute, she presented a 14-channel installation sculptural work-in-progress Drawing the Line ( She is Professor of Film at Ithaca College. [website​] 


Michael Taylor

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Michael Taylor, ACE, is a New York City-based film editor working in both documentary and fiction.  His most recent films are Noah Pritzker's EX-HUSBANDS, starring Griffin Dunne and Jame Norton, Matt Sobel's GOODNIGHT MOMMY, starring Naomi Watts, Dustin Guy Defa's THE ADULTS, starring Michael Cera and Hannah Gross, Edson Oda's NINE DAYS, starring Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz and Bill Skarsgard, and Lulu Wang's THE FAREWELL, starring Awkwafina, for which he was nominated for an ACE Eddie Award for Best Editing, Comedy. His documentary work includes Margaret Brown's BE HERE TO LOVE ME: A FILM ABOUT TOWNES VAN ZANDT and THE ORDER OF MYTHS, Holly Morris's EXPOSURE, Ethan Silverman's ANGELHEADED HIPSTER: THE SONGS OF MARC BOLAN AND T. REX, Drew DeNicola's BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME, David Leonard's ALEX CHILTON: WHY SHOULD I CARE?, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's segment of FREAKONOMICS, and Mitch McCabe's Youth Knows No Pain. Michael also cut Rick Alverson's THE COMEDY, ENTERTAINMENT and THE MOUNTAIN, and Julia Loktev's DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT and THE LONELIEST PLANET.  He is currently cutting a documentary series for Julia Loktev, currently untitled.   


consulting editor (he/him)

Pawel Wojtasik

consulting editor (he/him)

Born in Łódź, Poland, Paweł Wojtasik came to the United States as a refugee in 1972 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1996. Wojtasik's work has been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, New York Film Festival, and Hong Kong International Film Festival where his film "Pigs" won the grand Prize in the short film category in 2011. Wojtasik was a featured filmmaker in the 2009 Flaherty Film Seminar. Paweł's installation work includes the immersive "360° Below Sea level", exhibited at MASS MoCA and included in Prospect.2 Biennial; as well as "Single Stream", (co-directed with Toby Lee and Ernst Karel), shown at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York; the cinema version was presented at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, and other venues. Wojtasik's first feature film "End of Life" (co-directed with John Bruce) premiered at DocLisboa in 2017 and had its U.S. premiere at the 2018 New York Film Festival. Paweł's most recent feature film "Every Pulse of the Heart Is Work," had its NYC premiere at Museum of Modern Art as part of 2020 Doc Fortnight. [website​] 


Lucas Neufeld

co-producer, assistant editor (they/them)

A graduate of the BFA Film conservatory at Purchase College, Lucas Neufeld is a filmmaker and assistant editor based out of Upstate NY. They are currently in production on their first feature film, Alt-Right-Tab, coming in 2025.



Micaela Wilner

co-producer (she/her)

Micaela is a dynamic force of nature whose diverse talents span the realms of filmmaking, media communications, and outdoor adventure. As a co-producer on the acclaimed "23 Mile,” Micaela delved deep into research with a keen focus on breaking news during Michigan's pivotal 2020 election year. She also served as an associate producer on Mitch McCabe’s next thought-provoking film "Civil War Surveillance Poems.” Outside of her documentary work, Micaela has made waves as a digital content creator, working on and off camera with influencers and businesses to produce viral content that has amassed over 2 million views. Away from the hustle of the media industry, Micaela's spirit thrives in the great outdoors. Whether she's scaling rock faces, trekking through rugged trails, or embarking on spontaneous road trips, Micaela is an avid adventurer at heart. Her passion for outdoor exploration not only fuels her sense of adventure but also enriches her creativity, providing inspiration for her storytelling endeavors.


Maria Luisa Gambale

field producer, additional camera (she/her)

Maria is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, and has worked in film, video, journalism and radio across three continents for over 25 years. Her film Sarabah, about Senegalese rapper-activist Sister Fa, was broadcast in the U.S. and Europe, also appearing at over forty festivals worldwide, and won several awards. Gambale also reports on the United Nations, with a focus on women and peacekeeping, and launched a Facebook Live Q&A series with women involved in conflict resolution in partnership with the publication PassBlue. Gambale is an adjunct professor in the film minor program at SUNY Purchase.




Nguyen Phan Anh

post production assistant (he/him)

Nguyen Phan Anh is a filmmaker from Hanoi, Vietnam and has worked on film sets across the world. A graduate of Ithaca College with a dual degree in Film and Sociology.  Most notably he worked on the film Da 5 Bloods with Spike Lee in 2019 as a Production assistant. He has also worked on various TV Commercials in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - both Freelance and with well-known production houses.



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