SENIOR PRODUCER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SHARON TILLER is the executive producer for special projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her most recent documentary project for CIR is To Kill a Sparrow, a film about young women in Afghanistan jailed for moral crimes. The film received top honors at the International Film Awards Berlin and the Taos Shortz Film Festival. From 1995-2011, Tiller was senior producer for special projects at FRONTLINE, including a four-part series Drug Wars about America’s thirty year, $30 billion campaign to combat drug trafficking. The series was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award and a national Emmy. For nine seasons from 2001-20010, Tiller was also the executive-in-charge of FRONTLINE/World, the groundbreaking PBS international news magazine that featured the work of a new generation of video journalists. The series was honored with the Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow Award. From 1989-1994, Tiller was the executive director and executive producer of CIR, where she co-produced investigative documentaries for FRONTLINE, including Global Dumping Ground with Bill Moyers, which won a World Affairs Council Award of Excellence for International Reporting; The Great American Bailout, which won a George Polk Award for National Television Reporting; Best Campaign Money Can Buy, which won a national Emmy; and School Colors, which won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award. Tiller was a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for thirteen years, teaching and mentoring a diverse group of documentary journalists.
EDITOR STEPHANIE MECHURA has been editing documentary films & videos for nearly 20 years. Her career began at Winton /DuPont Films, where she was immersed in the craft of long-form verité documentary filmmaking. She went on to spend five years at Lucas Film Ltd., working with a team of filmmakers to craft nearly 100 historical documentaries for special DVD release by Paramount Pictures. As a freelance editor, Mechura’s award-winning films have been broadcast by PBS FRONTLINE, National Geographic, NOVA and Independent Lens, among others. Mechura has edited films for theatrical release with acclaimed independent filmmakers and journalists. Her most current work is featured on the New York Times Op Doc special section, and will be screening in festivals and theaters around the world in 2016.
Co-Director/ Cinematographer Mario Fuloni is an award-winning Brazilian filmmaker and cinematographer based in Oakland, CA. He is the cinematographer and co-producer of the critically-acclaimed documentary “The Return,” which chronicles the end of California’s three strikes law through the eyes of former lifers. “The Return” won the Audience Award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and the Golden Gate Award at the 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival. It was the opening film shown on the PBS series POV this year, and was nominated for a Peabody Award and an Emmy. Mario has directed a number of short documentary and fiction projects, including “Gut Hack” (NYT OPDocs 2017, SXSW, SF Film Festival) and “Pot Country” (national finalist for the 2012 Student Academy Awards, Hot Docs 2012, winner of USA Short Film Festival), as well as the Brazilian short fiction film “Tem Alguém Feliz em Algum Lugar /Someone is Happy Somewhere” (San Francisco Film Festival, AspenShorts Film Festival). Mario shot the short documentary “After My Garden Grows,” by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Megan Mylan, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. He was awarded a Kenneth Ranin Foundation screenwriting grant (previous winners include “Fruitvale Station” and “Short Term 12”) and a residency with the San Francisco Film Society. He has a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Composer B. Quincy Griffin, a Berkeley native, has scored over a dozen feature films including Oscar nominated “Daughter from Danang” and Sundance Film Festival winner “My Flesh and Blood.” His recent feature film scores include, “Without a Net”, “A Kind of Order”, “One in a Million”, and “We’ve Got the Power.” His music can also be heard in the 2012 Oscar nominated documentary short “The Barber of Birmingham”, “The Waiting Room”(opening sequence), the Benjamin Bratt film “La Mission”, “The Two Escobars”, and “Better This World.” In addition, he recently wrote and produced the first ever Hip Hop songs for the television show “Dora the Explorer.” Quincy founded and produced the Latin Hip-Hop band “O-Maya”, produced rapper Deuce Eclipse’s album “Indigenous Noise”, and is currently writing with and producing for vocalist Luqman Frank. A sampling of Quincy’s work can be viewed and heard at www.quincygriffin.com.
Note that the bios / photos should list our roles on the project. Would be good to have names and titles under photos and bio separate.
Katie Galloway Director, Producer, Writer.
Dawn Valadez Producer & Co-Director.
Daniella Sueuga, Producer and Co-Writer.
Sharon Tiller Executive and Senior Producer.
Stephanie Mechura, Editor.
Mario Furloni Director of Photography.
Quincy Griffin Composer.
Chana Ben-Dov Executive Producer.