Jamie Meltzer, Director
Director Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. They include Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003) about the shadowy world of song-poems, Welcome to Nollywood, an investigation into the wildly successful Nigerian movie industry (PBS broadcast, 2008), La Caminata (2009), a short film about a small town in Mexico that runs a simulated border crossing as a tourist attraction, and Informant, winner of four best documentary/grand jury awards at film festivals in 2012, about a revolutionary activist turned FBI informant, and which was released theatrically nationwide by Music Box Films in 2013. He teaches in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University.
Kate McLean, Producer
Kate McLean is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Her project Immigrant Nation was awarded the Tribeca Film Institute New Media grant and is slated to launch later this year. Her short film Pot Country screened at a number of festivals, including Hot Docs and Mill Valley International Film Festival. Before that, she worked as an Associate Producer on the PBS special The Botany of Desire, adapted from Michael Pollan’s book of the same name. She has a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
David Alvarado, Producer
David Alvarado is a documentary filmmaker with a passion for science, philosophy, and human rights. His feature documentary The Immortalists premiered at SXSW in 2014. He operates Structure Films, a start-up documentary film company in New York that focuses on how science and technology are transforming society. He began his career at PBS station KERA in Dallas, Texas, and earned his M.F.A. from Stanford University’s Documentary Film program.