DRAPER SHREEVE is a director and editor based in New York City. His previous feature films include the award-winning documentary Queer City and Kids of Penzance, featured on the Documentary Channel. Among Shreeve's narrative short films are Varieties of Religious Experience and the award-winning Dangerous Music featuring Tony Award-winner John Benjamin Hickey and Kathleen Chalfant. The latter has screened at festivals internationally, been included in the New American Short Film series at the American Film Institute, and broadcast on television in nine countries.
TOWNES COATES is a New York-based writer and producer whose credits include the acclaimed Queer City, Bigga Than Ben, Gayby, Pearblossom, and Christina. Prior to his independent film work, Coates spent two decades as a commercial and non-profit communications professional, serving as a media producer and writer for a wide range of healthcare, civil rights, and public policy organizations. Everything Matters recalled his first position after college, working on the research staff of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with an international cancer clinical trials program.
ALLIE HUMENUK is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer whose films have been broadcast nationally and internationally and screened at film festivals around the world. Humenuk was nominated for an Emmy for her camera work on the PBS series “Design Squad.” She worked with Anne Makepeace on her last two films for PBS – Rain in a Dry Land and We Still Live Here. She worked with Linda Garmon on her most recent film for PBS, The Truth About Cancer.
AUSTIN DE BESCHE has been a cinematographer for over forty years. His credits include the feature films Return of the Secaucus 7 and Lianna (both directed by John Sayles); On Thin Ice, an Emmy-winning anti-drug documentary; I'm a Stranger Here Myself, a feature-length documentary about famed director Nicholas Ray; television work for "Cheers" and "St. Elsewhere"; and corporate films and commercials numbered in the thousands. He co-photographed Voices of the Children, a documentary on Holocaust survivors, which won a National Emmy in 1999. de Besche's award-winning Pilgrimage into the Past, a documentary he produced, directed and photographed, tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who was, with thousands of others, part of a forced death march just before the end of the Second World War.
CHRISTOPHER BRAM is the author of nine novels and three books of nonfiction. His novel Father of Frankenstein became the Academy Award-winning film Gods and Monsters. His screenplays include Dangerous Music, and serving as a writer and story editor on documentaries including Queer City. He teaches at the Gallatin School of New York University.