As a newspaper and magazine photographer Bridget covered environmental stories for Smithsonian, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, and Nature Conservancy Magazine among others. As the founder of Seedlight Pictures, Bridget has made many short films for organizations including El Campo Es Vida, Seeding a Dream, and Growing Local, all of which showed at film festivals across the US and won numerous audience choice awards.
BEN SEVERANCE - co-director, producer, camera
A regional EMMY Award winning director/producer, Ben has executed projects in challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border, Cuba and the Ecuadorian Amazon. As a commercial director and founder of the production company, Timber & Frame , he has directed films for organizations such as Motorola, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic and Country Crock. Originally from a town of 800 people in the hills of New Hampshire, Ben is a proud advocate of northern New England.
GABRIEL RHODES - editor
Gabriel Rhodes’ feature documentary credits include Newtown, The Witness, 1971, The Tillman Story, Without Shepherds and Quest For Honor. His work has premiered at Sundance and Cannes among many other international festivals and has been broadcast on Sundance Channel, A&E, Animal Planet, CNN, PBS and on the NPR radio show This American Life. Three of his edited films, The Witness, The Tillman Story & Quest for Honor, have been shortlisted for the Academy Awards. He was a fellow at the 2015 Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab and was awarded a fellowship from the New York State Council for the Arts in 2004. He received his Master’s Degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University in 2000.
MARY LAMPSON - consulting editor
Mary Lampson is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and editor. Lampson co edited the Academy Award–wining documentary HARLAN COUNTY, USA and acted as an editor on many other independently produced documentary features. She has worked with Emile de Antonio, Ricky Leacock, and D.A. Pennebaker. Recent projects include: A LION IN THE HOUSE (Steven Bognar and Julia Reickert), RAIN IN A DRY LAND and WE STILL LIVE HERE(Anne Makepeace), TROUBLE THE WATER (Tia Lessin and Carl Deal), QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (Lauren Greenfield), THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING (Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein), THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES (Mike Day) and THE BAD KIDS (Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe.) She has been both a fellow and advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing and Story Lab and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
ALEXANDRA MORROW - associate producer
Born and raised in Maine, Alex found her way to filmmaking by way of public radio. She is a firm believer that film is one of the last mediums where you can mobilize people and change the way they think about the world. She’s worked with organizations like PRX, the Camden International Film Festival, and Atlantic Public Media. Alex has independently shot, produced, and edited short films for non-profits across Maine and New Hampshire.
ALEX SUTULA - camera
Alex has worked as a staff editor at the Maine Media Workshops and cinematographer at Cambridge Community TV. No matter if it's by boat, plane, snowmobile or camel, Alex will get the shot and usually with a smile. Even in the most challenging environments (from Mexican border towns to the wilds of Northern Maine) Alex's mission is to bring the beauty of narrative cinematography to the world of verite documentary.