Yasmin Mawaz-Khan

producer/director

A producer of national and industrial commercials, short documentaries, experimental films, music and promotional videos. She has shot and edited special news packages for the Bay Area News Group, Link TV and Pacific News Service. Her clients include Apple Computers, Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Ford, Levi's and Gap. She has also created and installed interactive video art and sculptures in galleries and festivals across the world, whether solo or in collaboration with the Flaming Lotus Girls. She is inspired by the process of creation, collaborating with people and seeing a project from concept to completion. Her influences include her diverse background, the community she lives in and her passion for exploring new concepts and methods of representation and interactivity.

Jason Chinn

executive producer

Starting out his career in traditional print media in 1989, Jason became a master of technical production and computer graphics. At Macromedia, Jason was part of the Dreamweaver 1.0 product development team. It was there, in 1996, that his world opened up to the possibilities of the web. Since then, Jason has created and utilized cutting-edge technology for the design and implementation of many websites in order to provide his clients with the highest quality work as well as satisfying his quest for learning.

Cliff Traiman

director of photography

Cliff Traiman works as a Director of Photography on Commercial, Industrial and Narrative productions. He has shot several feature length films including “The Village Barbershop”, “Broken Arrows”, “Apartment 202”, and “Kung Phooey”, as well as the nationally syndicated television show, “Ultimate Living.” His Commercial & Corporate clientele includes Comcast, 24-Hour Fitness, Honda, Hewlett Packard, Apple Computers, eBay, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Frito Lay, Oracle, Cisco, Juniper Networks,Genentech, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, and Franklin Templeton. Cliff has written & directed many of his own commercial spots and short films, and is credited as the primary screenwriter of the feature film, “Harrison Montgomery” (2007), starring Oscar Winner, Martin Landeau. Cliff is a partner in the world famous Little Giant Lighting & Grip Company.

Mark Growden

composer

Mark Growden is a singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, visual artist, workshop leader, and the founder and artistic director of The Calling All Choir. Growden has released several critically acclaimed albums, including Saint Judas, which was awarded “2010 Rekkid of the Year” by music blog Stash Dauber and ranked in the 2010 Village Voice Critics Poll. Growden’s one man show “Spare the Rod” – directed and co-written by Remy Charlip – played to sold-out audiences at Dancer’s Group/Footworks in San Francisco. Mark has composed original musical scores for a number of Dance and Theater companies, including Joe Goode Performance Group and Alonzo King’s Lines Contemporary Ballet, with whom he and his collaborators won the Isadora Duncan Award for Best Original Score for a New Dance Piece. He has scored several films, including Blood Tea and Red String, which won Best Animation at both the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Mark has devoted his life to making music for other people, and to helping other people make music for themselves. He leads community sings and singing workshops across the country.

Debbie Brubaker

consulting producer

Debbie is a seasoned producer living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She just wrapped an indie feature entitled Quest, and another of her recent projects was co-producing a feature premiering at Sundance this year, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, based upon the graphic novel and directed by Mari Heller. Prior to that, she worked on Tim Burton’s latest movie, Big Eyes, the indie movie Quitters, directed by Noah Pritzker, and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. Debbie has worked on a number of features, documentaries and television. Debbie produced the award winning Dopamine, which was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival 2003, directed by Mark Decena. She is also a cinema teacher with a class on producing at City College of San Francisco. She is currently producing a feature documentary and social commentary titled
Outsourcing Love.

Fernanda Rossi

story consultant

Whether in a personal session, a workshop or through her writing, Fernanda Rossi supports and guides filmmakers with proven methodologies in the creation and improvement of rough cuts, fundraising trailers, synopses, treatments, scripts and pitches. She has doctored over 300 documentaries, fiction scripts and work samples, including two Academy Award® nominees.