Filmmakers

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR VIVIAN KLEIMAN

Vivian Kleiman is known for tackling challenging subjects and filmic approaches. She Executive Produced the Academy Award® nominated LAST DAY OF FREEDOM. She and film partner Marlon Riggs garnered the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, Organization of American Historians’ Eric Barnouw Award and International Documentary Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. For 9 years, she taught filmmaking at Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Documentary Film Production. www.viviankleiman.com

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR GREG SIROTA

Greg Sirota has been a professional editor, writer/director and producer for over 15 years. His work has appeared on television, on the Web and at film festivals worldwide. He received his MFA in Film Directing and Editing from NYU Graduate Film program, where he was honored with awards in editing and a Tisch Scholarship. Greg is currently developing a feature film based on a novel by Tom Spanbauer and was an SF Film Society Filmhouse Resident in Screenwriting. www.linkedin.com/in/gregsirota

CO-PRODUCER/WRITER JUSTIN HALL

Justin Hall is a pioneer historian of LGBTQ comics, a Fulbright Scholar and a recognized artist in the field. He received the Xeric Award and the Prism Queer Press, and his work has appeared in the Houghton Miflin Best American Comics, the Best Erotic Comics, and the SF Weekly. He edited the first comprehensive anthology of queer comics, No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which received a 2013 Lambda Literary Award and a prestigious Eisner Award nomination. Justin is Assistant Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts. www.justinhallcomics.com

CINEMATOGRAPHER ANDY BLACK

Andy Black is a Bay Area cinematographer whose work on award-winning independent documentary films includes: SCOUT’S HONOR (Tom Shepard); 50 CHILDREN: THE RESCUE MISSION OF MR. & MRS. KRAUS (Steven Pressman), SPEAKING IN TONGUES (Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider), SICKO (Michael Moore), and THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND (Sam Green). His work has been broadcast on MTV, BBC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic Explorer and Channel 4 (England).