JAMES HOUSTON – Director
New York-based Australian James Houston is recognized as one of the world’s leading beauty and body photographers (www.houstonphoto.com) and over the last 10 years has branched out into commercial directing for clients such as Clinique and HUGO BOSS. Four award-winning international books have been published on his work. The last, titled MOVE (PowerHouse Books), was created to benefit various HIV/AIDS charities and has raised close to $500,000. The book project titled MOVE FOR AIDS was launched internationally in 2006 with the support of Elton John, Hugh Jackman, and Baz Luhrmann. Houston was executive producer on the short documentary film “Making of MOVE”, released in Asia on MTV and in Australia on Foxtel.
During the MOVE FOR AIDS project (www.moveforaids.org) Houston was shocked by the facts surrounding adolescent sexual health outcomes for U.S. teens. In 2007 he was inspired to raise over 1 million dollars to direct his first feature documentary 'LETS TALK ABOUT SEX'. The goal of the film was to bring these shocking facts to life and help parents and the larger community realize the importance of honest communication and education around sexuality for youth. The documentary airs on TLC on April 9 2011.
Houston also works regularly with leading celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst, and Cate Blanchett and clients such as Loreal Paris, Donna Karan, Hugo Boss and GAP.
NEAL WEISMAN – Producer
Neal Weisman is a BAFTA, Emmy and Peabody award winning US/UK producer. Credits include:THE POLITICIAN’S WIFE, SEEING RED, and MY KINGDOM. As Vice President, Edward Pressman Film Corporation, he was involved with over sixteen features sixteen features including: WALL STREET, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, TALK RADIO, and TRUE STORIES. Also, RED,HOT + BLUE, the HIV/AIDS music and film benefit tribute to Cole Porter. Marketing, sales and distribution clients have included Sony Picture Classics (PERSEPOLIS), Bob Berney/Newmarket (DOWNFALL), Warner Independent Pictures and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
RICHARD HANKIN – Editor
Emmy Award winning Richard Hankin edited the feature documentary CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS. Nominated for the Academy Award, the film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Critics Award for Best Documentary. His other credits include SHOW BUSINESS: THE ROAD TO BROADWAY and multiple episodes of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE PBS television series. Richard wrote, directed, produced and edited the feature documentary HOME FRONT.
CLAUDIA RASCHKE-ROBINSON – Director of Photography
Award winning cinematographer Claudia Raschke-Robinson has photographed documentaries and feature films for over 15 years, including: MAD HOT BALLROOM, A SEA CHANGE, WHAT’S YOUR POINT, HONEY?, THE LAST GOOD TIME directed by Bob Balaban, NO WAY HOME, MY ARCHITECT (additional DP), and KISS ME GUIDO.
JIM CLARK – Executive Producer
Jim Clarke is one of the founders of Netscape. He was Executive Producer of the Academy Award Winning Best Documentary THE COVE.
AMY HOBBY, TIM DUFFY – Co-Producers
Amy Hobby’s credits include: Steven Soderberg’s AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE, Steven Shainberg’s SECRETARY, and Michael Almereyda’s HAMLET with Ethan Hawke.
Australian born Tim Duffy’s credits include: THE WORLD HELI CHALLENGE (Seven Network, ESPN 2), the action sports feature DEEP SOUTH (Fox Sports), and the government sponsored Eco Web series SURFER’S IMPACT.