ABOVE THE LINE
Over the last 25 years Chad Herschberger has worked on projects seen on AMC, History Channel, PBS, HBO, BBC, and festivals including Sundance, HotDocs, and SXSW. Chad recently served as story producer, editor, and animator on AMC’s 6-part series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. He was co-producer and editor on the documentary 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (for IFC); and co-producer and editor on the documentary Kim Swims about leading open water marathon swimmer, Kim Chambers. He co-directed, shot & edited the character study “William Matthews: Drawn to Paint (PBS). Chad is currently directing “Love Ivan” about the complicated 20 year friendship between a father and his daughter’s killer.
Jennifer 8. Lee is a documentary producer, big film enthusiast, among many other things. Formerly a reporter at The New York Times and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, she is now a vice chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee and is CEO of the literary studio Plympton. She is a producer of The Search for General Tso and The Emoji Story, both documentaries which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She has also been an associate producer on Chasing Coral, which premiered at Sundance 2017; an executive producer on The Price, which premiered at SXSW in 2018 and an associate producer on Give Me Liberty, which played at Sundance and Cannes in 2019. Jenny also serves on the board of the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and is a Sundance Institute Sloan Episodic Fellow in 2021 for The Harvard Computers. There is much more to her life, but we are keeping it to film related things here.
Cathy Trekloff is a founding member and producer of Milkhaus, a production and post house in Denver. She served as Associate Producer and Production Manager on the Academy Award winning documentary short Saving Face (HBO, Ch.4); Co-Producer on Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist, and MEMORY: The Origins of Alien; Post Producer on 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (IFC) and Post Coordination/Management on Being Evel (Documentary, History Channel), Keep On Keepin’ On (Radius), and Doc Of The Dead (documentary, EPiX).
Kerry Deignan Roy is an independent film producer with over 25 years in the industry. Most recently, her Exhibit A Pictures production, Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist, premiered in Venice (2019) and Sundance (2020). Her previous two documentaries premiered at Sundance - MEMORY: The Origins of Alien (2019) and 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (2017). Her feature credits include cultural break-outs The People Vs. George Lucas (SXSW 2010) and EPiX’s Doc Of The Dead (SXSW 2014). She served on the producing team on No Bigger Than A Minute (Documentary, PBS/POV), Stagestruck (TV series, Bravo), and Tantalus: Behind The Mask (Documentary). Tantalus was a joint production of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Denver Center Theatre Company, which aired on PBS.
Moritz 'Moose' Zimmermann is a longterm expert and enthusiast in the field of esports and computer gaming, specialized on film and video production since 1999. His work ranges from developing and running large online gaming community websites such as dota-league.com and joindota.com over to producing, directing, filming and editing films and videos for VALVE Corporation, Warner Bros. International, D.E.A., Amazon Prime, Natus Vincere, PGL, ESL, and many more.
Jonas Schneider is an AI expert and film enthusiast, working in the intersection of technology and art. He taught a robot hand to solve a Rubik's cube in 2019, and has published a variety of machine learning research as a technical lead at OpenAI. He's working on building the first autonomous factory powered by AI robots. His natural inclination to point cameras at people has led to him producing livestreams and videos of his co-workers explaining their AI research on a broad set of AI topics that have been seen by millions online. He's also an avid gamer, however even though his Dota career has spanned 15 years now, he has never made it past the rank of Legend, which might be telling.
Milkhaus is a production and post house based in Denver. Their production, Saving Face (an HBO release), won the 2012 Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short category. Their extensive film credits as a post facility include: Being Evel (Sundance 2015 Film Festival); A Lego Brickumentary; Chasing Ice (Sundance Film Festival 2012); Memory: The Origins of Alien (Sundance Film Festival); 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (Sundance Film Festival); The People vs. George Lucas (SXSW) and Doc Of The Dead (SXSW). Networks and festivals in over 150 countries have presented their work including: Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Hot Docs, IDFA, TIFF, Edinburgh, AFI Silverdocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, PBS, HBO, AMC, The Discovery Channel, History Channel, Nat Geo and more.
North of Paradise’s name is inspired by Downtown Las Vegas, an epicenter of creativity which now houses The Writer’s Block bookstore and the Writing Downtown residency. Downtown Las Vegas is located north of Paradise, Nevada — the unincorporated part of Clark County where The Las Vegas Strip sits. Indeed, the famed Strip sits outside the city of Las Vegas! We support projects at the cross section of Silicon Valley, technology and film. The logo was designed by Aphee Messer.
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