TaglineThey survived the storm, but will they find their way home?
Co-Founder of Smush Media, Geralyn Pezanoski has 12 years of experience in film and video production and makes her feature directorial debut with MINE. Film producing credits include the narrative short, On A Tuesday (Santa Barbara & LAIFF) and Motherland (SXSW), and directing credits include the doc series Firehouse (Sony Pictures Entertainment). She lives in San Francisco with her husband Peter and their dog Nola.
TIFFANY and JEREMY MANSFIELD
Erin Essenmacher is a writer, director and producer with over 10 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and broadcast production with a strong focus on documentary. Credits include a wide range of independent and broadcast documentary projects for PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, The History Channel and Court TV. Erin recently completed a short documentary and oral history project for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay area and is currently in pre-production on the film Presidential Race. She splits her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.
Directors of PhotographyJASON RHEIN
Jason Rhein is a director of photography and media producer based out of New Orleans, where he is currently working on his second season as Music Producer & Supervisor for Playhouse Disney’s Imagination Movers series. He is also the Technical Director for the nationally syndicated public radio-show American Routes. Jason recently worked as Sound Designer on the documentary Member of the Club, as the editor on the short Watermarks and has done camerawork for a number of other projects, including the short film Code 7. Jason plays bass in the rock band, Rotary Downs (also showcasing at SXSW this year). MINE is Jason’s debut feature as director of photography.
Arlo Rosner is an award-winning cinematographer, with a broad range of experience in commercials, music videos, narrative, documentary, and television. Arlo has a degree in film from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In addition to his many accolades and three Addy Awards, he won a gold statue at the 2005 Clio Awards. His most recent credits include director of photography on the acclaimed feature documentary Beautiful Losers.
Jen is a Bay Area editor with years of post-production experience in feature and broadcast documentary projects. Her work has been broadcast on PBS, Current TV and MTV's Logo Network and has screened at film festivals around the world. Jen's recent documentary credits include the evocative series The Monastery for The Learning Channel and Boys in Winter, which won Best Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival.
Associate ProducerALISON PEZANOSKI-BROWNE
Alison is a freelance video producer passionate about documentary filmmaking. She was a 2007-2008 U.S. Fulbright Research Fellow to Hong Kong where she wrote and shot a short documentary, currently in post-production. She was the producer and assistant-editor of the narrative short Go Mom! which was in competition at the 2006 Austin Film Festival. She has assisted on projects for The National Geographic Channel and The Discovery Channel, as well as on the feature documentary Motherland.
Total Running Time1 hour, 33 minutes
AWARDSAudience Award for Best Documentary ~ SXSW Film Festival (2009)
Best Film ~ San Francisco DocFest (2009)
Festival SelectionsSilverDoc Film Festival (2009)
St. Louis International Film Festival (2009)
Camden Film Festival (2009)
New Hampshire Film Festival (2009)
Mill Valley Film Festival (2009)
San Francisco DocFest (2009)
Tallgrass Film Festival (2009)
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival (2009)
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival (2009)
Format16 x 9: 24p: HD/SD