FILMMAKER BIOS

Rebecca Stern (Director| Producer | Writer) is a director and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the producer of TRE MAISON DASAN, a documentary exploring the lives of children affected by parental incarceration (IndependentLens 2019). She is the Co-Producer of NETIZENS, a documentary delving into the effects of online sexual harassment (Tribeca 2018). She was the associate producer of “the bomb,” an innovative installation and film which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival. She started out in documentary as the production coordinator of Academy Award nominated and Emmy-winning documentary CARTEL LAND, which premiered at Sundance, was broadcast on A&E, and released worldwide theatrically. She previously was a staff member of Picture Motion, the leading film impact firm, managing film marketing campaigns for acclaimed documentaries including FOOD CHAINS (2016 BritDocImpact Award) and THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING. WELL GROOMED is her first feature film.

Justin Levy (Producer) is a producer working primarily in documentary film. He is the associate producer of 2018 Academy Award best short documentary nominee KNIFE SKILLS, directed byAcademy Award-winner Thomas Lennon. He also collaborated with Lennon on SACRED, a feature documentary filmed in 40 countries broadcast on PBS following international festival screenings on 6 continents (IDFA, Tokyo International) and theatrical release. He is the co-producer of SU-PERGIRL, broadcast on PBS Independent Lens, following screenings at film festivals world wide including the Hamptons International Film Fest, DOC NYC and Slamdance. He directed the short documentary PIZZA KING for Vice, which has reached over 3 million views online. He worked with director Marshall Curry on 2014 Tribeca Grand Jury Prize winner POINT AND SHOOT. He is currently producing a feature documentary about aging for PBS. Prior to work-ing in film, he worked as a public radio producer at NPR-affiliate stations for 6 years.

Matthew C. Mills (Producer) is an Emmy and Webby Award-winning Director, Writer and Producer. He founded Spacestation, a Brooklyn-based production company, in 2007. Matthew’s diverse range of credits include features, commercials, television and web series. Highlights include FOR FLINT (Tribeca 2017), WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS (SXSW 2013), “MTV UNPLUGGED” (Emmy,2010). Matthew is a Forward/Story Fellow and a member of The New Group’s 2019 PlaywrightWorkshop.

Annie Roney (Executive Producer) is the founder and CEO of ro*co films, operating four documentary distribution divisions. Since founding ro*co films in 2000, ro*co has distributed documentaries such as BORN INTO BROTHELS, JESUS CAMP, STREET FIGHT, NO END IN SIGHT,HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, PARTICLE FEVER, E-TEAM, THE CASE AGAINST 8, INEQUALITY FORALL, GIRL RISING, CARTEL LAND, THE HUNTING GROUND, LIFE ANIMATED, DOLORES and AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL.

Sue Turley (Executive Producer) is Managing Director of ro*co films productions, working in all areas of documentary development, funding and production, with special attention towards adapting documentaries into feature films and/or scripted TV series. ro*co films productions was founded in 2009, and has secured partnerships with The Oprah Winfrey Network, Chris Columbus’1492 Pictures and Lisa Erspamer Entertainment. Sue has a strong background in production as Producer/Executive Producer of documentary films. Sue currently serves on the IFP Advisory Board and on granting committees for The International Documentary Association (IDA) and the San Francisco Film Society.

Chris Vivion (Executive Producer) is a Producer and Development Executive with multiple Emmy and Webby Award nominations. He has created lifestyle, cooking competition, comedy, animation and reality programming for Time Inc., Turner Broadcasting, IAC and Scripps Networks, among others. He is also Executive Producer of FOR FLINT (Tribeca 2017). Chris is one of the inaugural members of Bloomberg Beta’s Future Founders, and was an Adjunct Professor of MultimediaDesign at the American University of Dubai. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Dan Deacon (Composer) has scored several feature films including ‘Twixt’ (Francis FordCoppola, 2011), ‘Time Trial’ (Finlay Pretsell, 2018) and ‘Rat Film’ (Theo Anthony, 2016). Both of his documentary feature scores were nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors award for Best Score. He has released 8 solo albums and toured worldwide for over 15 years, performing and collaborating with acts ranging from the Arcade Fire and Miley Cyrus to Kronos Quartet and the LA Philharmonic. His compositions and arrangements have premiered at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Alexander Lewis (Director of Photography) is a director and cinematographer based in New York City. After receiving a B.A. in film studies from Columbia University, he continued his training in the field as a camera assistant under award-winning cinematographers. He spent four years working and traveling the world on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, going from camera assistant to cinematographer. He has since shot for Netflix, Comedy Central, CNN, A&E, PBS, VICE, Discovery as well as a number of independent documentaries and shorts. As a director, Alexander has completed two short documentaries. Single Room Occupancy, premiered in 2016 at SIFF and was an official selection at 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. He is currently in production on his third documentary short and is in development on a doc/travel series with IPC.

Lucas Millard (Second Unit Director of Photography) is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer based out of New York. Among the feature films Millard has lensed are ‘The Happy Poet’ (Venice Biennale 2010) - winner of the audience award at True/False, and ‘Kiki’ (Sundance, 2016). His work has aired on HBO, Showtime, Sundance Channel, BET, PBS, France 5 and RSI (SwissTV). With an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Texas at Austin, Millard occasionally teaches at Ramapo College in New Jersey.  He is currently in post-production on his debut feature documentary film about the impacts of a new highway in a roadless region of the eastern Himalaya. He currently lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, daughter and 2 chickens.

Katharina Stroh (Editor) is an Emmy Award-nominated Editor with experience in documentaries, branded content, and television. Her credits include “Well Groomed,” (SXSW 2019) “For Flint,”(Tribeca 2017) and “Fortune Faded” (AFI Fest 2012). Katharina holds a Masters Degree fromSyracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Originally from Germany, Katharina currently resides in Brooklyn.