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About the Filmmakers

Jeffrey Saunders – Producer Mr. Saunders is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. He founded CinemaCapital in 1998, a production company based in New York City focused on realizing visual content from feature films to  interactive programming. After a short-lived career as a professional soccer player, he got his start in film in 1993 working as a script reader at EMK Productions in Los Angeles working on behalf of HBO and TNT.

Since then, Mr. Saunders has directed and produced fiction films, non-fiction films, series, commercials and Industrials as well as working with Fortune 500 companies on their brand strategies. His films have been selected at international festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, SWSX, IDFA and Thessaloniki Film Festival to name a few and acquired by distributors and broadcasters including Sundance, ARTE, PBS, Film Movement, IndiePix, ZDF, FilmMovement, Netflix and SBS. His feature film GOAL DREAMS was selected as one of the top 10 ‘Movies That Matter’ by Amnesty International in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Saunders produced the feature fiction film A NY THING staring Greta Gerwig and Jonathan Zaccai, which premiered at the SWSX Film festival. His current feature film, ALL RISE, follows the world’s largest international law moot court completion and is nearing completion.

Jay Shapiro – Director Mr. Shapiro has been working in the film industry for a decade after having studied documentary and film production at Clark University where he was awarded a fellowship by the Anton Group to produce a documentary in Ghana entitled LIKE ME, I AM HERE. He has specialized in international documentaries and recently released OPPOSITE FIELD, a film which chronicles a Ugandan Little League baseball team. ALL RISE marks a natural progression in Shapiro’s career which allows him to explore his intellectual interests in the future of international law while employing his expertise in multi-country production.

Jason Krangel – Director of Photography Mr. Krangel is a Director of Photography based out of New York. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Film Media and has since travelled to over 30 countries filming documentaries, commercials, and music videos. He has shot for clients such as Canon, DIRECTV, ESPN, GQ, Wired, Grey Advertising, National Parks, Jim Beam and Marriot.

Gil Talmi – Original Score Mr. Talmi is a world-renowned film composer with a focus on socially-conscious projects. Mr. Talmi’s music can be heard in a variety of award-winning films and TV programs worldwide, from productions for Warner Brothers, Paramount and PBS to pro bono collaborations with The International Rescue Committee and StoryCorps. Mr. Talmi was nominated for a “National News and Documentary Emmy Award” for his work on CBS Evening News.