ANNIE EASTMAN, Director / Editor / Camera
Annie first came to the water slums of Bahia, Brazil in 1999 to work with a grassroots arts and education organization called GRUCON. She worked and resided in this neighborhood for 18-months, learned portuguese and co-directed a short documentary to support GRUCON’s work. Later she joined Just Media as Associate Producer, Translator, Additional Camera and Assistant Editor on Daniel Junge’s THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY, a feature-length documentary that follows the aftermath of a Catholic nun’s assassination in the Brazilian Amazon (HBO Films, Winner SXSW Film Festival 2008, nominated for National Emmy 2010). Annie also worked as Assistant Editor and Production Coordinator on other Just Media’s films: THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER (HBO Films, nominated for an Academy Award 2010); IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA (Toronto Film Festival 2007, broadcast on PBS and BBC). Currently she works as an independent Producer/Editor in Denver. She began shooting BAY OF ALL SAINTS at the end of 2004 when she learned of the State of Bahia’s controversial plans to demolish the last of the water slums, home to many of the woman she had befriended while living in the slum.
DIANE MARKROW, Producer
Diane is an independent filmmaker. She is executive producer of RICKY ON LEACOCK, a documentary about the legendary film pioneer and producer of DAD STRANGELOVE, about Terry Southern, screenwriter, novelist and icon of the ‘60s, currently in production. She was executive producer/producer of NO BIGGER THAN A MINUTE (POV 2006), and consulting producer for BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS (Sundance 2003, Magnolia Pictures release 2004). With Calliope Films, she served as production executive for THE SOURCE, about the Beats (Sundance 1999, theatrical release 1999, American Masters 2001). Earlier credits include: executive producer of STORIES OF ELYRIA, an Emmy winning episode of STATES OF MIND (BBC, PBS), executive in charge of production for THE 90′S television series (PBS), executive producer of TIERRA O MUERTE (DuPont Columbia Award recipient), executive producer for EVERYTHING HAS A SPIRIT (Sundance 1994, PBS broadcast).
DAVIS COOMBE, Producer
Davis is a founding partner of the Milkhaus, a Denver-based production company that produces documentaries for broadcast on Discovery Channel, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 and HBO. Davis edited CHASING ICE (Sundance, 2012, broadcast on National Geographic) and produced and edited SAVING FACE (winner of an Academy Award for Best Doc Short, 2012). He was Producer, Editor and Camera on THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF BOOTH GARDNER (HBO Films, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Doc Short 2010). Prior to the Milkhaus, Davis was Director of Post Production at Just Media where he edited IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA (Toronto Film Festival 2007, broadcast on PBS and BBC), THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY (Winner South by Southwest 2008, HBO Films), and also produced and edited WESLEY WILLIS’S JOYRIDES (South by Southwest 2008, Hot Docs 2008, Chicago Int’l Film Festival).
GUSTAVO GELMINI, Field Producer / Additional Camera
Gustavo is a Brazilian independent filmmaker. He was Associate Producer, Additional Camera and Assistant Director on Daniel Junge’s THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY, a feature-length documentary that follows the aftermath of a Catholic nun’s assassination in the Brazilian Amazon (HBO Films, Winner SXSW Film Festival 2008, nominated for National Emmy 2010). ; editor on CRUZEIRO, feature-length Dutch documentary based in favela Vila Cruzeiro in Brazil (broadcast on BBC Word News) and Camera on feature-length British documentary SLUM DRUMS AND CAPOEIRA. Gustavo directed and edited several short films for Amnesty International’s SLUMS STORIES series, an exposé of unfair housing disappropriation by the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro`s in preparation for the upcoming Word Cup and Olympic Games.