the filmmakers

Serge Bakalian (Producer/Writer) is a San Francisco-based producer and activist. He’s worked and presented for the F.A.O. of the United Nations, Gene Watch UK and Greenpeace International before moving to San Francisco in 2007 to help produce theatre dedicated to the Middle East.  He has worked on a wide range of issues and campaigns in his career, notably on defending the biodiversity of the world’s food supply against genetic modification.   He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Aurora Meneghello (Director/Writer) is an award winning photographer. Originally from Italy, California has been her home for the past 13 years. She is a founder and member of Locally Grown Weddings, the only team of its kind of green wedding vendors working together to create unique sustainable weddings that support the local San Francisco Bay Area economy. Her fine art images have been featured by Manfrotto, one of the leading manufacturers of photographic equipment in the world, and have been exhibited in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

David L. Brown (Executive Producer) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning San Francisco documentary filmmaker who has produced, written and directed over 80 productions and 11 broadcast documentaries on social, nuclear, environmental, health, engineering, technology, peace and justice issues.  His documentaries have received over 80 international awards, include three Emmy Awards, and have been broadcast on PBS and in fifteen countries.

Caio Simbula (Director of Photography) is currently receiving a grant from the Media Consortium Foundation, enabling him to work on productions at LinkTV including the Peabody Award Winning “Mosaic Intelligence Report.” His experience ranges from traditional 16mm & 35 mm film productions to the latest innovations in HD technology in a wide variety of work including documentary, narrative, music video, and television news. Personal works include his short narrative “Stereo Dog” and his experimental documentary “Junkyard Blues” which were both well received in the film festival circuit.

Staci de Gagne (Editor)  is a Bay Area video editor and co-founder of the production company, Clean White Lines. After 7 years in the industry, Staci has cut 3 feature films, a documentary, numerous music videos and award-winning shorts. Her latest work on the recent independent feature film, I Think Its Raining, was praised for “creating a new cinematic language” by Rooftop Films.

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