Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and public thinker. He is a two-time winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Emmy, and Peabody Awards. “Combining the skills of journalist and poet,” writes Variety, “Eugene Jarecki sets the gold standard for political documentaries.” Often focused on corruption, exploitation, or injustice in contemporary life, Jarecki’s films weave compassionate storytelling with rigorous investigation. His films include Why We Fight (2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize/Peabody), Reagan (2011 Emmy), The House I Live In (2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, 2013 Peabody), The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002 Amnesty International Award), Freakonomics, The Opponent, and Quest of the Carib Canoe. His most recent feature, The King, nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Music Film of the Year, had its North American premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, following its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
Derek was Director of Photography for The House I Live In, which won the 2012 Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. He also shot extensively for Reagan, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and won an Emmy Award. Derek began his professional career on a number of television shows, including programs for Discovery, the Travel Channel and TLC. He was Director of Photography on the show My First Home for its debut season. Derek currently owns and operates his production company, Green River Pictures, LLC, which in 2011 released his short documentary The Opiate Effect, which has been shown in over 50 schools and used in Rehab Clinics around the nation. Attorney General Eric Holder chose the film to use in his national campaign for drug law reform. Denial is Derek’s first feature film as director.
Woolf received a master’s in film at the University of Iowa, but got the bulk of his education working in the field in Lima, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and New York. In 2000, Aaron directed Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball, and the United States, a WNET-ITVS co-production that received a Rockie Award and aired nationally on PBS. In 2003, Aaron directed Dying to Leave: The Global Face of Human Trafficking and Smuggling, which won an Australian Logie Award and a Rockie nomination, aired on the PBS series Wide Angle, and was presented at the State Department and the United Nations. Aaron is the founder of Mosaic Films Incorporated and an avid mountaineer.
Daniel DiMauro is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker best known for his work as co-director, writer, editor and producer of the Netflix Original documentary Get Me Roger Stone, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Variety called the film “lively, fun, sickening, and essential.”DiMauro’s passion for both filmmaking and social justice has guided him throughout his career, and led him to work as an editor and producer on multiple award-winning political and social issue-oriented documentaries for outlets such as HBO, PBS and BBC, including The King (2018), Denial (2016), (T)ERROR (2015), Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The House I Live In (2012) and Reagan (2011), which won an Emmy. As a writer DiMauro has contributed to The Daily Beast and Talkhouse. As a guest speaker, he has given talks at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Columbia School of Journalism.
Shirel Kozak is an Emmy-winning producer based in New York City whose work focuses on historical and social issue topics. Most recently, she produced Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (HBO) which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Prior to that, she produced Get Me Roger Stone (Netflix), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and co-produced The King, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She produced Denial (ITVS) and co-produced the Emmy and Sundance award-winning film (T)ERROR (ITVS, BBC), as well as the Peabody and Sundance award-winning film The House I Live In (ITVS, BBC). Additionally, she served as co-producer on the Amazon series, The New Yorker Presents.