Barbara Rick – Director, Producer
Rick is a Peabody and Emmy winning filmmaker/journalist with over twenty years experience in documentary and television news. Awarded a 2001 national EMMY for her PBS film She Says/Women In News, Rick founded Out of The Blue Films, Inc. in 1998 to create films that explore, articulate and celebrate humanity. A freelance writer/producer for ABC News, Rick was part of the Weekend News team nominated for a 2005 News & Documentary Emmy for coverage of the Indonesian tsunami.
Tom Fontana – Executive Producer
Peabody & Humanitas-prize winning writer/producer, Fontana was the Executive Producer and creator of “Oz,” which, during its six seasons on HBO, won three Cable Ace Awards from The Cinema Tout Ecran Festival in France, among others. During the seven-year run of “Homicide: Life on The Street” on NBC, Fontana earned an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Individual Writing For A Drama Series, and numerous other honors. Other award-winning work includes the television classic, “St. Elsewhere.”
Albert Maysles – Director of Photography
America’s foremost non-fiction filmmaker, Maysles is credited with the creation of “direct cinema,” a riveting, non-intervention approach to filmmaking. His company, Maysles Films, Inc., has made more than three-dozen nationally acclaimed films, including cult classics Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens. His new film on the artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude and their historic Central Park Gates project appears on HBO in 2006.
Spiro C. Lampros – Editor
Lampros is the Harvard-educated editor of a number of critically acclaimed films, including Golden Threads (POV, PBS, 1999), West 47th Street (POV, PBS, 2003), the Emmy Award-nominated Compassion in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama (PBS, 1993) and Halving the Bones (Sundance Film Festival, 1996). He served as Assistant Editor on the feature documentary Paris is Burning and taught Avid editing at NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts from 1994 to 2002.
John Califra – Composer
Califra is an internationally renowned composer known for his remarkable orchestral scores for film and television. Recent clients include HBO and Directors Lee Grant (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood) and Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation).
Libby Myers – Associate Producer
Myers has worked on a diverse range of documentary projects from natural history to social issues, including the PBS premiere hi-def series Sahara: Seasons in the Sand filmed on location in Morocco, Evolution – A Three Part Series (Discovery) and Sounds Sacred.
Cynthia O’Murchu – Associate Producer
Cynthia O'Murchu is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Before serving as Associate Producer, publicity photographer and web design consultant for Out of The Blue Films, Inc., she worked at the Irish Film Board, a national film funding agency. Her previous documentary work includes Lines in the Sand, about art and artists in post-independence Namibia.
Jim Anderson – Second Camera & Sound Recordist
Jim Anderson is a seasoned veteran of documentaries, films, and the network magazine shows. His clients include ABC News, NBC News, and award-winning filmmakers.