Kelly Thomson is an award-winning independent filmmaker and editor. Most recently, she produced American Denial which aired on PBS's Independent Lens in February 2015. Together with Zach Stuart she directed/produced Savage Memory a look at the legacy of famed anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. She was Co-Producer/Editor for Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street, a follow up to the award-winning Holding Ground; Co-Producer for Raising of America (www.raisingofamerica.org) a multi-part web series and public engagement campaign on the crucial importance of child development; Associate Producer for the four-part series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick (winner of the DuPont/Columbia Award and the National Science Academy’s Broadcast Award); and Associate Producer for the one-hour documentary, Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (winner Best Documentary, Hollywood Black Film Festival). She recently served as Artist-in-Residence at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative where she worked with high school aged youth to create short films. Kelly began in film at the age of 19 when she worked as a Production Assistant on a feature film for SKY TV, Milk, with her sister Meg. She has contributed to a number of independent films over the past ten years including Wild Art, Hotels 4, All Falls Down, A Vote for Choice, and Funeral of the Last Gypsy King. She received her BA from New York University in Religious Studies.
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Zachary Stuart trained as a documentary filmmaker at Harvard’s program in Visual and Environmental Studies. He was Director/Producer of Savage Memory, which screened at Gobians DocFest, Boston International Film Festival, Ethnocineca and many other festivals, museums and universities across the globe. His first film, This is Just This, uses experimental sound and 16mm film to explore a first-person experience of North India. He produced And Still We Rise, a documentary short on an ex-prisoner storytelling project “Public Voices.” As a cameraman He has traveled to Israel to document an ecumenical Palestinian Pilgrimage through occupied territories and South India to observe Karnatic classical musicians. Zachary works as an arts educator and performer for the interactive theater program Urban improv and teaches theater and dance for the Freelance Players. He is the director of the theater department at the Creative Arts at Park multi-arts summer experience.