Kelly Gonda, Producer
East of Doheny is the independent theatrical and film production company headed by Kelly Gonda, with offices in both New York and Los Angeles. Recent projects for the stage include My Man Godfrey, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Film projects include Julie and Romeo, and in partnership with Suntaur Entertainment, Enigma of Manny and Stuffed.
Albert Maysles, Co-Producer
Albert Maysles is a pioneer of direct cinema and, along with his brother David, was the first to make nonfiction feature films. His work includes Salesman (1968), Gimme Shelter (1970), and Grey Gardens (1975), in which the drama of life unfolds as is, without scripts, sets, interviews, or narration. With his first film Psychiatry in Russia (1955), he made the transition from psychologist to documentary filmmaker. In 1960, he served as co-filmmaker of Primary. Among his many other films are What’s Happening! The Beatles in the USA (1964) and Meet Marlon Brando (1965). He has made six films for artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, including, most recently, The Gates (2007), as well as four documentaries for HBO. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Peabody, an Emmy, and five Lifetime Achievement Awards. He won the award for Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival (2002) for Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton, which was also nominated in 2001 for an Academy Award. Maysles received the Columbia duPont Award in 2004. Eastman Kodak has saluted him as one of the world’s 100 finest cinematographers.