• Maya Stark is an accomplished director/editor of fiction and non-fiction films. Born and raised in Israel, she moved to New York to pursue a career in filmmaking. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Maya directed numerous short films including Sweet Lonely and Before Chaos. She also edited several feature narrative and documentary films and television projects for BBC, Sundance Channel, AZN, and Logo. Recently, Stark edited the award-winning documentary

    Wings of Defeat (IDFA-First Appearance Competition, Hot Docs and numerous other festivals). In 2007, the film had a successful theatrical run in Japan and was broadcast by PBS’s Independent Lens and ARTE in Europe. Sun Kissed is Maya's first directorial feature documentary.

  • Adi Lavy is an internationally accomplished documentary photographer who has worked with publications such as Newsweek, SZ Weissen (Germany) and Le Repubblica (Italy). In April 2008, she was a finalist at the prestigious Hyeres Photography festival, showcasing her project "Camp Sundown", which addresses the inner world of children who suffer from XP, a disorder that prevents them from being exposed to the sun and ultra violet light.

    An Israeli native, Adi began her career as a journalist, working for various publications in Israel, and over the years shifted towards photography, attending Columbia University School of the Arts and New York's School of Visual Arts. She currently resides in New York City. Sun Kissed is Adi's first directorial feature documentary.

  • Jocelyn Glatzer has directed, produced and edited social issue documentary films for the past twenty years. She produced “My Country, My Country” a 2007 Oscar Nominated cinema verite film about the first democratic elections in Iraq after the U.S. occupation and directed "The Flute Player," about a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge genocide, which had its national broadcast premiere on P.O.V. in 2003, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in Arts and Cultural Programming. She worked In collaboration with P.O.V. to develop outreach campains for both of these film. She directed ART2000, about one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's senatorial-race fundraisers, has worked at Maysles Films and on numerous arts programs for PBS's Great Performances series. She has served on numerous film and arts boards including the Texas Film Fund and Cambodian Living Arts. She recently received an achievement award from New England Women in Film. She is a native New Yorker but she is currently living and working in Boston, MA.

  • Paul Fischer is a writer, producer and filmmaker living and creating in New York and Tel Aviv. His short films, including the award-winning Der Kish, have played at numerous festivals and venues around the world. In addition to creating his own work, he has spent over fifteen years in New York’s film and television production industry with credits on productions ranging from Sex and the City to The Ice Storm. He holds a Master’s degree from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. He is currently developing several feature length screenplays, two of which have been finalists for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

  • Ron Goldman has been working as a freelance editor and scriptwriter since graduating from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in 1998.

    Specializing in documentary feature films, he is the editor and co-screenwriter of the Israeli Academy award winner Children of the Sun (2007), and the acclaimed prize-winning documentaries The Way Home (TV Series, 2009) Unmistaken Child (2008) Brides of the Desert (2007), In Satmar custody (2003) The Inner Tour (2001) and Martin (1999). Currently he is the Artistic Director of the New Israeli foundation for cinema and Television, and working on several projects as editor/screenwriter.

  • Avi Kastoriano is an accomplished cinematographer/director of both documentary and narrative films. Since Avi discovered filmmaking as the best means to express his perceptions of the world, he has been honing his skills. Avi was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2001, Avi graduated from School of Visual Arts, and began to pursue his career in filmmaking. Avi directed several short films, and shot numerous documentaries, such as the critically acclaimed film, Four Season Lodge, collaborating with Albert Maysles (2009). Avi also served as a DP on Kenichi Oguri's documentary "Tokyo Joe" (2010). In addition, Avi joined forces as a DP on the movie "Love Free or Die", which received the special jury prize documentary for 2012 Sundance film festival.

  • Vincent Venturella is an award-winning Director of Photography and Producer whose diverse platform of work includes feature documentaries, television, commercials, and web campaigns. Since receiving an MFA in cinematography in 2007, Vincent has traveled around the world on various projects. As a documentary cinematographer, Vincent has shot feature films such as ‘Oye Cuba’, ‘Mississippi: I Am’, and ‘Voice for the Missing’. Working as the staff Director of Photography for Underdog Films, Vincent has shot branded content for Honda, GE, Proctor & Gamble, Hyatt, among others. Since 2008, he has been producer and cinematographer for the videos at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center. In 2010, he produced, shot, and edited the web campaign for Fight Back New York, featuring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Rosie Perez. Among his television clients are PBS, MTV, Logo, and Here!

  • Accomplished musician and composer. Postel recorded two solo albums and composed Soundtracks for many fiction films and documentaries, including the 2012 Sundance winner “The Law in These Parts, ” the award winning Google Baby (2009) and South Wind on Hilton Beach (2006).

  • Born 1985. Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. Collaborates with several Israeli musicians and Artists. On live stages - preforming and touring (Asaf Avidan, Efrat Gosh, Assaf Amdursky, Tomer Yosef) and in the studio - recording, composing, arrangements, programming and production.

  • Ronen has been operating for over 13 years in the post-production audio field and has worked on a variety of projects from full-length feature films and high-end television productions down to supporting emerging film-makers with their independent student shorts. A few years ago Ronen founded Sound Around, which quickly became Israel’s most respected audio post-production studio. The last films he had worked on were widely recognized around the world, such as “Rabies,” “Yossi,” the Oscar Nominated “Precious Life,” Sundance winner “The Law in these Parts,” and many more.