The amazing people involved with the film :
Director/Producer: Sabrina McCormick, PhD
Sabrina McCormick is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. Her areas of expertise are in environmental and medical sociology, science and technology studies, and social movements. She has previously been funded by Brown University, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Environmental Leadership Program for her work on breast cancer and the environment. She is widely published and her previous documentary film work has been shown in multiple festivals in the United States. Dr. McCormick will release a book with the film entitled, No Family History: The Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Rowman & Littlefield), which explores the conflicts and controversies over breast cancer causation. Dr. McCormick is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Producer: Angela Tucker
Angela, the film’s producer, is on staff at Big Mouth Productions.
There, she was Associate Producer and is
now Outreach Director for “Deadline,” which broadcast on NBC and was in
The 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Tucker has also worked on “Outside
Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America,” “Hollywood and The
Pentagon,” and “Conversations with Id.” Her award-winning work has been
screened at The Women of Color Film Festival, The Imagenation Film
Festival in New York and South Africa, Texas’ Juneteenth Film Festival,
and The Oakland International Film Festival. Ms. Tucker received her
B.A. with Honors from Wesleyan University and has completed coursework
for her MFA in Film from Columbia University
Associate Producer: Bhavna Shamasunder
Bhavan has worked on environmental health and justice issues in the
Bay Area for the past seven years as a scientist, researcher, and
advocate. She recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship focused on
environmental justice in Bangalore, India. She sits on the boards of
Breast Cancer Action and the Science and Environmental Health Network
and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Environmental Science,
Policy, and Management Department at the University of California,
Editor: Dena Mermelstein
Dena Mermelstein got her start in non-fiction filmmaking 18 years ago,
when she worked with Barbara Kopple on films produced for labor
unions. Since then, she has concentrated on documentary editing with
a focus on social issue films.
Editing highlights include a 2002 Best Documentary award at the
Tribeca Film Festival for Chiefs; a 2008 Gracie Award for National
Geographic's Girl Slaves of India; a Cine Golden Eagle award and POV
airing of American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii; and an editing Emmy
nomination for the PBS series Reading Rainbow. Mermelstein is also a
documentary photographer, and a recent photograph of hers is included
in the Brooklyn Museum show, Click! She lives in Brooklyn, NY with
her husband Jason McDonald, and their son Hugo.
Editor: Zachary Ludescher
Zachary is a freelance filmmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
The first feature length documentary he edited, “LifeLink PSU: A Road to Independence” received a 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for documentary. In addition to “No Family History,” Zachary is also working on “Black February,” a short documentary about jazz composer Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris .
Assistant Editor: Nick Schwartz
Nick Schwartz received a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies with an option in Film Production from Keene State College in 2008.
At Keene, he directed a number of short films, including his thirty minute advanced production, Eyes, which featured Academy Award winner Martin Landau. He has recently co-directed an independent feature film, and co-starred in an independent television pilot. He currently works as a freelance editor for Center City Film & Video in Philadelphia. Previous editing credits include the drama, Ursula's Rose, which he co-edited in 2007 and We Will Go To Them Tonight, a documentary detailing the ways in which the events of 9/11 affected - and eventually reunited - Long Island indie rock band, The Bogmen. Nick helped to complete the final cut of We Will Go To Them Tonight in the fall of 2008.
Composer: Jay Weigel
Jay Weigel is a composer and musician from New Orleans.
Since 1985 he has composed and recorded music for various video and film soundtracks, commercials and records. His work can be heard in feature films, documentaries, orchestrations, arrangements for major recording artists and over 300 commercials. Additionally, original work has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center, Louisiana Philharmonic, St. Louis Cathedral, University of Southern Mississippi Symphony, and the Acadiana Symphony to name a few.