Gwen Gordon began a life of play designing and building Muppets for Sesame Street. She left the “Street” to join an Apple research group at the MIT Media Lab where she built furry computer playstations for children. Gwen has been an artist-in-residence in settings ranging from Xerox PARC to San Quentin Prison. She is a pioneer in the field of adult transformative play, publishing and teaching widely on the subject. Gwen has applied her insights about play to the design of programs, courses, and trainings for groups ranging from life coaches to TSA security officers and for popular films including What the Bleep Do We Know?!, The Story of Stuff, THRIVE, and SPLIT. Gwen sports a local Emmy Award for creative directing the PBS pilot Kids, Cash, and Common Sense. Seriously! is Gwen’s first feature-length film. For more information, contact Gwen here. She’d love to hear from you!
Founder and president of Open Eye Pictures, Andy Abrahams Wilson is a multi-award winning, Emmy-nominated producer and director of creative non-fiction films. His most recent production, UNDER OUR SKIN, is the recipient of seven best documentary awards at international film festivals and was an Academy Award semifinalist for Best Documentary Feature. Andy’s films have been shown on HBO, PBS, CBC, the Showtime Networks, and in theaters and film festivals worldwide. A recipient of a Pew Charitable Trust Fellowship in Dance/Media, he has produced several award-winning films on dance or dancers, and is the two-time Grand Prize recipient at the Dance on Camera Film Festival. He has been recognized by the Northern California Marin Arts Council as Outstanding Artist, and by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with honors for Outstanding Documentary Achievement.
Josh Rosen is a multi-Emmy-winning writer/producer/director specializing in documentary programming. Josh’s early film career included work on Werner Herzog’s award-winning “Little Dieter Needs to Fly,” “Wings of Hope,” and “My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski.” He has written, produced, and directed international documentaries and documentary series for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, The Learning Channel, The Science Channel, The History Channel, RDF International, Granada International, and Beyond Entertainment. His work on the PBS series QUEST and on the PBS series NOVA has garnered him 5 Emmy Awards, 5 Society of Professional Journalists Awards, and 2 International Society of Environmental Journalists Award, including Outstanding International Television Story for both 2008 and 2009. He most recently completed writing, producing and directing “Quantum Leap” for WGBH/NOVA’s ground-breaking physics and cosmology mini-series “Fabric of the Cosmos.” He was nominated for a 2012 national Emmy for his work on that series. He lives and works in San Francisco.
Sarah Kass has been writing, producing, and directing both long and short form documentaries and non-fiction series television for nearly 20 years. She has created many specials for PBS, The History Channel, and the Discovery Channel networks. Her wide-ranging subject matter includes history, art and culture, natural history, science and the environment, technology, and health.
Her work for The History Channel has earned her multiple awards including a Cine Golden Eagle Award and a national Emmy nomination. She has been a contributing producer and writer with QUEST, an award-winning PBS science/environment/nature series. She is currently writing multiple short documentary films on human rights issues for the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Sarah also works with independent filmmakers as a scriptwriter and story consultant.
Jennifer LeBeau is a creative project manager and social media consultant who has worked on diverse projects ranging from animated films to websites and board games. She started her video production career in public television and has worked on national cable programs and independent films. Her most recent documentary, produced while pursuing her master’s degree, was broadcast on local PBS stations. Applying experience from her years at an advertising agency, Jennifer provides social media marketing, strategy, and management consulting to clients in the Bay Area. She manages the social media for Seriously! and maintains the website.