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SACHI CUNNINGHAM, Co-Director, Co-Producer

Sachi Cunningham is documentary filmmaker and Professor of Multimedia Journalism at San Francisco State University. Her award winning stories have screened at festivals worldwide, online in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, and online and in broadcast on FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE/World and the Discovery Channel. The Emmys, Webbys and Pictures of the Year International among others have honored Cunningham’s work. A graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Brown University, Cunningham’s documentaries focus on international stories, the arts, disability, and the ocean environment. She has turned her lens everywhere from the first presidential election in Afghanistan, to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to deep under the ocean with 350-pound blue fin tuna and the shallow waters of a swimming pool with Olympian Michael Phelps. With a decade of experience in feature films and commercial productions in New York, Hollywood and Tokyo prior to her career in journalism, Cunningham’s stories are both entertaining and informative. An avid surfer, when not crafting stories, Cunningham can be found bobbing in the Pacific with her husband or gazing into the horizon with her daughter, waiting for the next wave.

Online resume
http://sachicunningham.com

CHANDLER EVANS, Co-Director, Co-Producer

Chandler Evans has written for shows on MTV, CBS and CW, including America’s Next Top Model and The Nanny. His work includes national commercial spots for such companies as Procter & Gamble, Disney, Direct TV, Hamilton Beach and Starbucks. He also wrote Visions of Everest, a feature documentary about Erik Weinhenmayer, the only blind man to summit Mount Everest. Most recently Evans wrote and directed a web series for Disney Interactive. The recipient of Telly Awards, both as a writer and a director, Evans was a 2010 quarter-finalist in the Nichols Fellow Screenwriting competition.

Chandler received his B.A. from Brown University.

Online resume
http://www.vayabobo.com

MITCHELL PECK, Executive Producer

Producer Mitchell Peck is most recently the producer of CROOKED ARROWS (20th Century Fox), a $15 million family film released domestically nationwide in 2012; after a successful theatrical run, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions purchased the movie for international distribution in 2013. In 2011, Peck produced PRIEST (Sony Pictures), a $70 million vampire movie that launched the studio's summer release schedule. Throughout his 20 years in the business, Peck has sold more than a dozen movies and television shows to Hollywood’s major studios, including MGM, Disney, Columbia, 20th Century Fox, Sony, MTV, Screen Gems and New Line, while working with A-list Actors, Directors, Screenwriters and Producers, in order to establish himself as an influential creative Producer. Peck graduated from Columbia University and attended USC Graduate Film School.