Brad Lichtenstein, Producer/Director
Brad Lichtenstein is an award-winning filmmaker and president of 371 Productions. He’s won two Dupont Awards: one for the recent Al Jazeera America series Hard Earned (produced by Kartemquin Films) and another for his 2001 film Ghosts of Attica (produced with Lumiere Productions). His first virtual reality film, Across the Line, about accessing abortion amid hostile protests, premiered at Sundance in 2016. His 2012 movie As Goes Janesville (PBS/Independent Lens) was nominated for a News & Doc Emmy. Penelope, his film about a nursing home that performs The Odyssey from Penelope's point of view, aired on PBS in 2015. 371’s Wisconsin's Mining Standoff, premiered in June 2014 on Al Jazeera America's Fault Lines and streams on Al Jazeera English. He’s the executive producer of "Precious Lives," a radio/podcast and print series about young people and gun violence. 371’s tech projects include BizVizz, a corporate accountability app available for iPhones. 371 has also produced American Reckoning, a feature doc about unsolved civil rights era murders, There are Jews Here, a feature doc about disappearing Jewish communities, and When Claude Got Shot, a feature doc about race and gun violence in America. Brad’s also produced for FRONTLINE and Bill Moyers. His work is supported by Bader Philanthropies, Blue Mountain Center, Creative Capital, the Fetzer Institute, The Forward Fund, ITVS, the Ford, HKH, MacArthur, Nathan Cummings, Retirement Research & Tides Foundations, as well as the IDA and Mary L. Nohl Fellowship. Brad is the founder of docUWM, a documentary program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Lisa Gildehaus, Producer/Director
Lisa Gildehaus began her career at Iowa Public Television in 1992 as a segment associate producer and editor. In 1994, she joined The Duncan Group, a company that produced for The Learning Channel, PBS, and Discovery International. She served as series associate producer for the 13-part international program Mystic Lands. She began her own production company, Riveting Pictures, in 1997 and was producer/director of the documentary Oracle of Omaha, about billionaire Warren Buffett and his legions of followers; the television pilot Kill it and Cook it with Larry, about a Midwestern farmer who traps wild game; and Hell is Other People, the first installment in the Triptych narrative trilogy. In 2001, Gildehaus moved to the Czech Republic to work with filmmakers and artists and to study Eastern European cinematic movements, history, and languages. Almost Home brought her back to local concerns and the disparities of age, race, and socio-economic status in the U.S. Continuing on that theme, she is currently researching The St. Louis American, a documentary about race and class through the eyes of an African-American newspaper staff and their white editor. She also intends to spend time traveling through Eastern Europe and the former Yugoslavia, researching issues of war, ethnicity, and identity in the region.