Sara Dosa is an award-winning documentary director and producer whose interests lay in telling unexpected character-driven stories about the human relationship to ecology and economy. Dosa’s feature directorial debut, THE LAST SEASON about two former soldiers turned wild mushroom hunters made its World Premiere at SFIFF 2014, taking home a Golden Gate Award, and was nominated for the Indie Spirit “Truer than Fiction Award.” THE LAST SEASON was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015 and was acquired by First Run Features. Most recently, Dosa directed an episode of the Netflix music docu-series REMASTERED about Johnny Cash's 1970 concert for Richard Nixon. THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN is her third feature as a director. As a producer, she recently produced SURVIVORS about Ebola in Sierra Leone (2018 IDFA / POV); co-produced AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (2017 Sundance / Paramount) and THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY (2019 Sundance / Netflix); and, produced Peabody award-winning AUDRIE & DAISY (2016 Sundance / Netflix Originals). Dosa was recently named by DOC NYC as one of the “40 under 40” working in documentary film and is a voting member of the Academy’s Doc Branch. She graduated from Wesleyan University holds a joint Masters in Anthropology and International Development Economics from the London School of Economics.
SHANE BORIS | PRODUCER
Shane Boris is a creative producer, focusing on films that push the boundaries of conventional forms in order to tell timeless stories. Most recently he produced the Netflix Original documentary THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY, which premiered in the World Cinema Competition at the 2019 Sundance film festival, as well as the upcoming narrative film, WALDEN: LIFE IN THE WOODS starring Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir. Other films include: ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (2016), which premiered at Sundance where it won Best Directing; OLMO AND THE SEAGULL (2015), which screened at Locarno and won Best Documentary at the Rio International Film Festival; FUCK FOR FOREST (2013), which screened at SXSW and won Best Documentary at the Warsaw International Film Festival; and his first feature as a producer, YOU'RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE I LIVE HERE AND I DON'T (2010), which appeared on PBS's Independent Lens and was called a “transfixing television experience” by The New York Times. In addition to making movies, Shane has been a startup cofounder, served as a writing consultant for authors and academics, and has worked as lyricist for musicians.
ERIN CASPER | EDITOR
is an Emmy-nominated documentary editor based in New York whose work has been screened and honored at festivals around the world. Her editing credits include Risk, directed by Laura Poitras; American Promise, winner of the 2013 Sundance Special Jury Award, and nominee for three News and Documentary Emmys, including Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing, which she shares with fellow editors Mary Manhardt and Andrew Siwoff. She is also the editor of The Last Season, directed by Sara Dosa, which was a 2015 Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award nominee. Outside of her work as an editor, Erin is a frequent panelist and mentor for Sundance, IFP, and True/False filmmaking labs. She was also the first recipient of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship and has recently joined the Fellowship as a board member.
PATRICK KOLLMAN | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Patrick Kollman is an American filmmaker, cinematographer, and journalist, recently relocated from San Francisco to Oslo, Norway. Over the past decade Kollman has worked on films around the world, such as the award-winning THE WAITING ROOM, (TRUE/FALSE 2012), AUDRIE & DAISY (Sundance / Netflix, 2016) and AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (Sundance / Paramount 2017). His work has been shown at festivals that include Cannes, Sundance, San Francisco International, True/False, and Zurich, among others. Kollman earned a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon and a Master of Journalism from the University of California Berkeley.
HEATHER MILLARD | CO-PRODUCER
Heather Millard founded and heads Compass Films, which produces independent nonfiction and fiction content for cinema, television and online. Based in Reykjavik, Compass Films also provides production services throughout Iceland, as well as consultancy and financial services to international productions. Heather is an experienced producer and sales agent. She has been working in the film and television industry in the UK since 2005 and relocated to Iceland in 2009 where she continued to produce international content. Her award-winning productions include: ‘YARN’ (SXSW 2016, Netflix 2017), ‘Of Good Report' (TIFF 2013, BFI London 2013), ’ The Wall’ (Winner Galway Film Fleadh 2016) and ‘Future of Hope’ (IDFA 2010, Thessaloniki 2011). Currently in development with a children’s animated series ’Ormhildur the Brave', factual entertainment series ‘In Stitches’ (Nord Vision 2017) and in production with feature-documentary ‘Science of Play’.
Arnar Sigurðsson is a film producer based in Thingeyri, Iceland has handled the logistics for foreign documentary production in Iceland for TV stations such as VPRO (Holland), Arte (Germany/France) and TeleSUR (Venezuela), and directed a documentary episode for Fashion One in the Eco Fashion series. Arnar is deeply involved in Iceland's cultural scene. He currently runs the Blue Bank, a creative and innovation hub in the West Fjörds, and co-founded Karolina Fund, one of the biggest crowdfunding platforms in the Nordic region; and, is responsible for Klapp, and organization that runs training and other support for filmmakers, sponsored by the Reykjavik municipality.