For 40 years ( on and off) I’ve been making films that explore consciousness and encourage progressive change. While in college in the early 70s I joined the Santa Cruz Women’s Media Collective. We produced a series of cable TV programs by and about women’s issues. I was one of the first women in North America to be a camera assistant and documentary cinematographer.
I subsequently directed and produced a short, humorous, personal film called Lost Love (1982). In 1986, I produced a 90-minute documentary about the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, a nine-month cross-country journey of roughly 500 dedicated souls. The film, Just One Step: The Great Peace March, led to me making a film of the first Soviet-American Peace March, marriage to the talented cameraman Edis Jurcys, and us raising a family together. Along the way, I became a cranio-sacral biodynamic healer.
In the early 2000s, I co-created Holy Rascals, a project that generated short videos about the perennial wisdom of spiritual elders and the cutting-edge teachings of emerging paradigms of independent spirituality (transcending theology and religion).
Todd Dayton –
Editor and co-writer is a San Francisco-based filmmaker whose award-winning work has aired on HBO, Showtime, PBS, MSNBC, Bravo, and many other networks. He has produced both independent and television documentaries, garnering awards from film festivals and broadcast recognition from the CINE Masters’ Series and the Chris Awards. He received a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Edis Jurcys –
Director of Photography has worked on documentaries from around the world including his native Lithuania, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Israel and the United States. He began his career in 1982 as a cameraman for network television in Moscow, USSR. He has a distinguished career as a still photographer shooting editorial assignments and fine art. He is represented by to two stock agencies, Ibid in Chicago and AgeFotoStock in Barcelona. His work has been featured in numerous galleries, and won many awards. His stunning fine art photography is featured in three solo books, GIJOS, SILENCE OF THE CRANE FEATHERS, and THE HILL OF CROSSES
David Ochudzawa -
Animator started his career as a Graphic Designer in Sydney Australia. He has been Senior Motion designer and Art Director on wide ranging projects, for clients in China, The USA, Nigeria, England, Afghanistan, the Ukraine, and Canada. He is a documentary film nerd with a passion for making videos that are educational, fun, and accessible. He is talented at turning “decent” into “remarkable” and “engaging”.
Cal Scott -
Composes music for film and TV, and has scored over 50 documentaries and specials for PBS, including three “Frontlines” and Oregon Public Broadcasting's “Oregon Experience.” A master of many styles, his specialty is scoring to picture: creating the right music to tell the story. In addition to his dramatic orchestrations, he has developed a feel for folk music of many cultures, helping a film establish a sense of place and time.