Sam Wainwright Douglas, Director/Editor
Sam is a director and editor working in Austin, TX. Recently, Sam directed and edited Honky Tonk Heaven, which premiered and won an audience award at South by Southwest 2016. Sam edited and co-produced No No: A Dockumentary, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, screened theatrically in 35 cities and was broadcast on Showtime. Sam also edited and produced the PBS documentary Ladonna Harris: Indian 101, which was executive produced by Johnny Depp and broadcast on PBS in 2014. Indian 101 was selected for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase and will be shown in developing countries worldwide through screenings organized by embassies. Sam will be the cultural envoy for the film. He directed Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio, which was broadcast nationwide on PBS in 2010. He co-directed music documentary The Holy Modal Rounders… Bound To Lose (2006) and has edited and produced other feature documentaries such as Along Came Kinky: Texas Jewboy For Governor, which had its premiere at South By Southwest in 2009. As an editor he has cut countless hours of television for PBS, HBO, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and The Food Network.
Jeffrey Brown, Producer
Jeffrey Brown has produced several award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa and the USA. He is Co-Producer of No No: A Dockumentary on outspoken 1970s baseball player Dock Ellis, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically in 40 cities and is currently available on Netflix, Showtime and ESPN. His narrative features include Mamas & Papas which won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF, Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech-British co-production, which won Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 AFI Dallas IFF, and Academy Award-winning Czech director Jan Sverak’s Kooky, Special Jury Prize Winner at the 2010 Karlovy Vary IFF. His African films include Punk in Africa (New York FF, Rotterdam IFF) and Pirating Pirates (NY African FF) on Somali pirates, nominated for the prestigious Pavel Koutecky Award for global vision in documentary filmmaking. Jeffrey has recently finished the feature docs Vinyl Generation on Czech alternative culture and Through The Repellent Fence, set for PBS broadcast in 2017. Overall, he has produced 20 films, screened at over 100 festivals and released in over 50 countries. Having produced films internationally, he has extensive experience with foreign markets.
David Hartstein, Producer
David is an Emmy award winning documentary producer who calls Austin home. Immediately out of film school, David produced and directed Along Came Kinky: Texas Jewboy For Governor, a feature documentary chronicling Kinky Friedman’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign that premiered at SXSW 2009. He is the producer of The Happy Poet, a feature comedy that had its international premiere at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. He was a producer of Where Soldiers Come From, nationally broadcast on PBS and winner of the News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story. Recently David was a producer of America’s Parking Lot, a feature doc about Dallas Cowboys’ tailgaters that aired on ESPN in 2013. David is also currently in production as director/producer of his feature-length documentary, Untitled Israel Football Project, is a 2014 Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund award winner with The Sensitives and was a producing fellow at the recent Biennale Cinema College lab in Venice with La Barracuda, a new narrative project.
Julianna Brannum, Producer
Julianna Brannum is a documentary filmmaker based in Austin, TX. Her first film, The Creek Runs Red, was selected to air in Fall 2007 on PBS’s national prime-time series, Independent Lens. In early 2008, she co-produced a feature-length documentary with Emmy Award-winning producer, Stanley Nelson for PBS’s We Shall Remain – a 5-part series on Native American history. The episode, “Wounded Knee”, chronicled the siege of Wounded Knee, SD in 1973 led by the American Indian Movement. In 2007, Brannum was selected as a Sundance Institute/Ford Foundation Fellow and has been awarded grants from the Sundance Institute’s Native Initiative, National Geographic, ITVS, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, NAPT, and the Sundance Documentary Fund for her latest documentary Ladonna Harris: Indian 101. In April 2008, she was awarded a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute in support of the film. Ladonna Harris: Indian 101 broadcast nationally on PBS in 2014 after playing numerous festival screenings. She is a member of the Quahada band of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.