Director/Producer: Margaret Galbraith
After a Fulbright and a career in community development, Margaret Galbraith pursued film studies at NYU and the New School. She completed her first two short documentaries, Krumbs and Salsa Salon, in 2007. Salsa Salon won Outstanding Achievement in Documentary at the 2008 New School Invitational Film Show and the 2008 Jury Award for Short Documentary at the 12th International Latino Film Festival in San Francisco. Krumbs won Best Documentary at the Texas Black Film Festival in February 2009. Krumbs was shown on the Documentary Channel from 2009 to 2012.
Margaret founded her own production company, SeeScape Films, in 2008 and began production of the Stickman documentary shortly there after, while pregnant with her first child. Margaret has continues to work on the Stickman documentary while very busy with raising two young children. She has joked, on more than one occasion, that she hopes to complete the film before her children grow up.
Director of Photography/ Editor: Joe Norman
As Director of Photography, Joe D. Norman filmed and edited the National PBS documentary, “Freedman’s Cemetery Memorial: A Place of Healing”, which received a Dallas Press Club Katie Award (Best Television Arts Story) and a Heartland Emmy runner-up. His credits also include, The Discovery Channel documentaries, “ Joined at the Head” and “ Petero’s Story”. Through his production company, he also produced and directed over 75 Texas State Lottery commercials, which won several Batchy Awards for his “Cash Five” commercials. Joe also worked on the Emmy Award winning PBS series, “ The U.S. Mexican War”, as well as “New Tastes of Texas” and “With Ossie and Ruby”.
Location Sound 1: Mike Thomason
As a location sound mixer, Mike Thomason has worked on a number of documentary films including: The Rock Prophecies (Indie- Winner of Audience Award at: Maui Film Festival, AFI Dallas and Nashville Film Festival), In Search of Law and Order- Reclaiming America’s Kids (PBS), Lifestyles- Swinging in America (Pay Per View), Women In News (PBS), It Ain’t Television, It’s Brain Surgery (Indie– Ray Farkas) and Single Shot, Second Chance (TLC).
Location Sound 2: Avisael Hernández
Avisael Hernández has worked for a number of years as a location sound mixer for television and film. He has also produced several public service announcements for arts and nonprofits groups and was the associate producer for the documentary “The Rose; a sense of place”.
Production and Sound Assistant/ Web Designer: Kodi Zene
Kodi Zene is a multi-award winning videographer, and a Media Tech graduate. He is a highly skilled creative and marketing professional who is strong in creative direction, project management, process improvement, and marketing strategies. Possesses a broad range of technical skills to include graphic design, web design and video editing. Strong problem solver; can manage many tasks, an effective collaborator, planner, excellent communicator, and self-starter. Additionally, highly experienced in Adobe Creative Cloud, Social Media platforms, and WordPress.
Lead Animator / Director: Ryan Frost
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in animation from the School of Visual Arts, Ryan Frost started his career as a freelancer, collaborating on various projects for Zero Point Zero Productions. Work included animations for the Daytime Emmy Award winning television show Mind of a Chef: Seasons 2-4, as well as The Getaway: Season 2, where he got experience working directly with the producers. Following this, he was hired back to help on an advertisement campaign for VOLPI Foods. He animated character designs by Ren & Stimpy co-creator, Bob Camp, and illustrated backgrounds for short cartoons published on YouTube. He has also worked on several other YouTube productions including MTV’s Decoded, Braless, and PBS: Space Time.
An avid world traveler, bike enthusiast, and part time graphic novelist, he currently lives in a humble Brooklyn apartment with his trusty dog Hoagie.
Animator: Abdul Ndadi
An animator of Ghanaian descent living in New York City, Abdul Ndadi is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts. His thesis film “Orisha’s Journey,” (which is based on African folklore) has had success in the festival circuit, screening at various festivals across the globe, including the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Cairo International Children’s Film Festival, and Festival de Cannes (Short Film Comer). He has also been featured on OkayAfrica Magazine and the Atlanta Black Star and had a recent TV interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC News). A believer in the strength of human spirit to overcome all adversities, with his work he’d like to provide a platform for those who feel voiceless, and help build a bridge of common understanding for all peoples. Abdul is currently working as a freelance animator and on a personal Graphic Novel.
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