Melanie Judd, Director/Producer
Judd produced the fiction feature film, Day Night Day Night, directed by Julia Loktev which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2006 where it won the Prix Jeune. Day Night Day Night won best film at both Montreal and Woodstock Film festivals, was selected for New Directors/New Films and was released by IFC First Take in May of 2007. Melanie was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Melanie previously produced Moment of Impact a feature documentary, which won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Cinema Du Reel, Karlovy Vary, and the Munich International Documentary Festival and is now part of MOMA's permanent collection. She was also co-creator and producer of the award winning 5 Minute Project a compilation of 20 films by women from 20 countries that was broadcast internationally. In addition, Melanie founded a media center in Cambodia, training staff in video and radio production and overseeing the production of a nationally televised magazine format show. She also ran a video training program in the refugee camps in Tanzania and has produced a wide array of educational and promotional videos for clients such as UNICEF, UNIFEM, and the Asia Foundation.
Susan Motamed, Director/Producer
Susan Motamed previously produced Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which opened in competition at the Sundance film festival, and was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary. It also won the Independent Spirit Award, IDA Award, and Canal+ Award. Before Enron, Susan co-produced Lightning in a Bottle, a blues tribute documentary with director Antoine Fuqua, producer Alex Gibney, and executive producer Martin Scorsese. Motamed served as the series producer for the Blues series for PBS, which featured films by directors including Martin Scorsese, Mike Figgis, and Wim Wenders. She also co-produced Alex Gibney and Eugene Jarecki’s The Trials of Henry Kissinger. In addition to numerous documentaries, Susan’s credits include children’s programming, commercials, and music videos, most notably “Scream,” the Michael and Janet Jackson music video.