Ross McElwee, filmmaker
Ross McElwee has made nine feature-length documentaries as well as a number of shorter films. Sherman’s March has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Time Indefinite and Six O’Clock News won a number of festival awards before being distributed theatrically throughout the United States. Bright Leaves premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, and In Paraguay premiered in the Venice Film Festival Orrizonti Section in 2008.
McElwee’s films have also been included in the festivals of Berlin, London, Vienna, Rotterdam, Florence, Sydney, Wellington, and Gwangju, South Korea, as well as Cinema du Reel in Paris.
Retrospective of his films include those presented by The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Doc Lisboa, One World (Prague), Encuentros del Otro Cine (Quito), and Périphérie / Centre de Création Cinématographique in Paris in 2004.
McElwee teaches documentary filmmaking in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
Marie Emmanuelle Hartness, producer
Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness is a specialist in the adaption of theater and film across multiple media and languages. Hartness has been involved in films appearing in festivals of Cannes, Toronto, Prague, Paris, Clermont-Ferrand, and Locarno. Born in Paris, France she completed research work at la Sorbonne in 2001, and has accumulated experience in various independent multimedia production formats, including screenwriting, literature, translation, television, theater and film.
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi, editor
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi has been making films since 1991. She has directed, produced, and edited more than 20 experimental and non-fiction short films and videos. Her feature-length editing credits include: Shadow of the House: Photographer Abelardo Morell, directed by Allie Humenuk (2007); Twisted, directed by Laurel Chiten (PBS Independent Lens, 2007);A Jew Among the Germans, directed by Marian Marzynski (PBS Frontline, 2005);Damrell’s Fire (PBS, 2005), American Wake (2004), and Touched (2003). She has acted as consulting editor on several documentaries, including For the Love of Movies, Buddy, and Anya: In and Out of Focus. Zanella-Foresi also has six years of university teaching experience in Film/Video Production and Film Studies at Boston University, Harvard University, Emerson College, University of Massachusetts—Boston, and the Massachusetts College of Art.
Adrian McElwee, actor / production assistant
Adrian McElwe has made appearances in several of Ross McElwee’s highly aclaimed films, including “In Paraguay,” “Bright Leaves,” and “Time Indefinite.” He has also assisted in shooting and doing techincal work for some of Ross’s films.
Adrian has made appearances at various film festivals including: New York , Toronto, Cannes, Venice, Portugal, Eqador, Paris, Vancover, Hawaii, Pesaro.
In addition to his entrepreneurial and creative work, Adrian McElwee continues to pursue his passion for freestyle skiing and filming these exploits both on mountains and in snowy urban streets.
Adrian can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org