About The Filmmakers

DIRECTOR: IRENA SALINA
Born in France, Irena started her career at 15 as a radio journalist in Paris, then worked in production in various capacities on numerous US films before writing and directing her first short, See You on Monday, sponsored by LifeTime Television for the Hamptons Film Festival. Her first film, Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000) is an award-winning documentary that delves into the remarkable life of St. Louis-born artist Judith Deim. Ghost Bird was featured at many festivals, won Best Documentary at the 15th Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, the Presidents' Award at Mexico's prestigious Ajijic Film Festival, and is an evergreen audience favorite on the Sundance Channel.

Steven StarrPRODUCER: STEVEN STARR
Founder of the award-winning creator sustainability pioneer Revver.com, Steven previously managed KPFK-FM, largest community radio signal in the U.S., co-founded P2P pioneer Uprizer, user-generated platform LA IndyMedia. Prior to that, writer/director and/or producer of award-winning indie films such as Joey Breaker and Johnny Suede, co-creator/producer of The State for MTV/CBS, headed the New York film office for the William Morris Agency with clients such as Ang Lee, Tim Robbins, Larry David, Joseph Papp and Andy Warhol, and started off as a concert promoter for Bob Marley and the Wailers.

CO-PRODUCER: GILL HOLLAND
Spirit Award nominee for Producer of the Year, has produced over 40 films, including Sundance faves Spring Forward, Loggerheads, triple winner Hurricane Streets and the FOX sit-com Greg The Bunny. Gill also exec-produced Spirit Award winner Sweetland, HBO's Emmy-nominated doc Dear Jesse, and most recently exec-producing The Adventures of Power, and is renovating the first LEED-certified fully sustainable building in Louisville, Kentucky.

CO-PRODUCER: YVETTE TOMLINSON
Producer credits include the feature Rhythm of the Saints - screened in competition at Sundance 2003, contributing producer for the Emmy Award-winning South Africa Now, collaborated on several other docs including Mandela in America, segment producer for A&E's Biography of the Year & CBS News' The Twentieth Century with Mike Wallace, won various awards including the Spike Lee Fellowship for her short, Act Of Contrition.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: STEPHEN NEMETH
Producer credits include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Denise Calls Up, What We Do Is Secret, Finding TaTu. Docs include Dogtown and Z-Boys, Pick Up The Mic, Besibol, Tuner Nation and Project Street. Stephen serves on the Advisory Board to Children's United Nations, Wildlife Ecostation, Wheels For Humanity, Shine On Sierra Leone, and Artists for Amnesty.

Caroleen FeeneyEXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CAROLEEN FEENEY
French born Caroleen is an actor/producer who began her career off-broadway in Graham Reid¹s Remembrance opposite Milo O'Shea and Frances Sternhagen. She also appeared in such films as Denise Calls Up, Happy Hour, In The Weeds and Bad Manners amongst others. She is an executive producer of Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer which is currently playing at the Cinema Village in New York and The Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles.

Brent MeikleEXECUTIVE PRODUCER: BRENT MEIKLE
As an international business executive, Brent has spent the last 15 years developing and marketing consumer products. Brent has won numerous awards including design and innovation awards from the Consumer Electronic Association and American Graphic Art awards for product design and package innovation. Brent's involvement with FLOW inspired him to establish an entirely new consumer brand, The Watergeeks Laboratories. The company is intent on addressing the global water crisis by empowering consumers with compelling new water utilization choices that embrace their ecological beliefs. With over 50 patents on various products, The Watergeeks Laboratories will launch in 2008.