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A.M. Sands, Producer/Director/Writer
Ms. Sands is an independent documentary filmmaker and educator, currently at work on the film/outreach project What Makes Me White? She has received a total of 20 awards for her documentary work, including an Emmy, a Peabody Award, and a San Francisco Film Festival Golden Gate Award. Her op-ed essay on segregation in the North appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe. Her television credits include Africans in America, the landmark PBS series on America’s journey through slavery; We Are Family, a WGBH and PBS documentary on life in lesbian and gay families; and Two Intimate Journeys, a WGBH documentary contrasting a feminist and a New Right woman. She has produced in-depth news and documentaries for both WGBH-TV and Radio, as well as for NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Winner of a National Press Foundation Spanish Language Fellowship, she is now fluent in Spanish, and has served as Consulting Producer to La Plaza, PBS’ only program by and for Latino communities. Ms. Sands holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, and is the co-director of the Brookline Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, and her first book of poems was published in 2012 by Salmon Poetry. She teaches at Bentley University.

Jean-Philippe Boucicaut, Editor
Jean-Philippe Boucicaut is an Emmy Award-winning editor and producer with over 30 years experience in film and television. His work has garnered honors and accolades worldwide including three Peabody Awards, three Cine Golden Eagle Awards, Henry Hampton Award: Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, The Gold Baton, Alfred I. duPont University Columbia Award. He has keen eye and passion for the editing process and served as a juror at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Documentary Category. He has been a frequent advisor at the Sundance Institute Documentary Storytelling Lab since 2004. He has also served as a mentor at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ Academy and as a lecturer and creative advisor for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Documentary Program.

His work includes:

  • (T)ERROR
    • Winner Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2015
    • Sundance Institute's Candescent Award 2015
    • Grand Jury Prize, Full Frame Film Festival 2015
  • Cesar’s Last Fast – Editor/Co-Writer
    • 2014 Sundance Film Festival Participant Media
  • American Blackout – Editor/ Co-Producer
    • Sundance Film Festival 2006: Special Jury Prize
    • Independent Film Festival of Boston: Special Jury Prize
    • Cinequest: Best Documentary
    • Cleveland Film Festival: Audience Award
    • Columbus Film Festival: Audience Award
  • Secret Daughter, Frontline – Editor/Co-Producer
    • Emmy Award 1996
    • Gold Baton, Alfred I. duPont Columbia Award, 1996
  • Rwanda: The Triumph of Evil, Frontline – Editor
  • The Gulf War, four-part series for Frontline – Editor
  • Matters of Race, PBS – Editor/Co-Producer
  • Citizen King, PBS – Editor
  • Voices of a Divided City, PBS – Director/Producer
  • Africans in America, four-part series for PBS – Editor

Brian Dowley, Director of Photography
Brian has been a Director of Photography for 25 years. He studied film production at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is recognized for his lighting design and hand held work. He has both an MFA in film production and a BFA in Photography from RISD. Brian has shot for national and international television networks, as well as for feature films, commercials and corporate presentations. His film work ranges from documentary, verite portraits to studio and location lighting design for narrative screenplays. His credits include dozens of films for the PBS programs, NOVA, FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Brian has worked with crews, large and small. He shoots with all HD, electronic recording formats and with 35mm and super 16mm film. He has extensive experience on water, remote terrain, and with aerial production. He is a veteran of Green screen production, special effects, pyrotechnics and stunt performances, and has experience operating remote jibs and motion control mounts.

Allison Humenuk, Director of Photography
Allie Humenuk is the Director/Producer/Director of Photography on THE GUYS NEXT DOOR, an intimate portrait of a real "Modern Family. Allie is an award-winning filmmaker and Emmy nominated cinematographer whose films have been broadcast nationally and internationally and screened at film festivals, museums and schools. Her feature documentary, “Shadow of the House,” about the photographer Abelardo Morell was heralded as “one of the best films ever made on a artist and the artistic process” by Bo Smith, former curator of the film program at the MFA Boston. She was nominated for an Emmy for her camera work on the PBS series “Design Squad.” For over 15 years Allie was the Executive Producer at Vida Health Communications where she created media about public health issues. She has taught film and video production at Harvard University and the Massachusetts College of Art. Currently, she freelances as a Director, Cinematographer and Editor.