Daniel comes to film from TV journalism. Over the past three years he has directed six short films and has co-written and edited three documentaries with Marina Goldovskaya, all of which premiered at the IDFA Festival in Amsterdam. Daniel holds degrees in Political Science from Cornell University and Georgetown University and a MFA in Film Directing from USC School of Cinematic Arts. Daniel teaches film at the University of Houston.
German born and Russian trained director Moshe Khusid has gained international recognition for his work on stage and screen. A graduate of the famous Leningrad School of Film and Theater, Moshe has directed over 60 puppet and live theater productions in Russia, Israel, USA, Canada, France, Switzerland and other countries. As a founder of the Interstudio Theater, his work was presented and recognized at festivals in Avignon, Toulouse, Lugano, Marseille, London, Lodz, St. Petersburg, Moscow and many others. Mr. Khusid's screen credits include over 20 documentary and made-for-television fiction films and multi-media projects. Mr. Khusid is a recipient of Grand Prix Awards at Avignon, Toulouse, and Athens festivals.
Igor Karash studied architecture and urban design at the Azerbaijan Architecture University in 1982, and book design and illustration at Kahrkov State Art & Design Academy in Ukraine in 1988. After graduating from the Academy, Igor collaborated with Detskaya Literatura, a leading Russian children’s publishing company, and Kniga Publishing House in Moscow. Igor’s most recent project, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter, won the prestigious Book Illustration Competition held by the House of Illustration. The Folio Society in London is publishing the book in 2012.
Kahlil is a Native Alaskan filmmaker and cinematographer. His recent clients include: Showtime, Discovery, History Channel, MTV, Yahoo!, Nikon Cameras, Telemundo, Interscope Records, MSNBC, Starz, and PBS. He shot the feature film Kumare which won the Audience Award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Kahlil received his MFA in Film from UCLA and currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Mikiko and daughter Violet Sol.