Taggart Siegel, Producer/Director
Taggart Siegel has been producing and directing award-winning documentaries and dramatic films for 20 years. His many documentaries include The Split Horn: Life of A Hmong Shaman in America, a sweeping story of a Hmong shaman struggling to maintain his ancient traditions as his children embrace American culture. Siegel’s social documentaries Between Two Worlds, Blue Collar & Buddha, Heart Broken in Half, and Bitter Harvest, have aired on PBS, cable television, and are distributed worldwide. Siegel produced and directed the theatrical feature Shadow of the Pepper Tree and the short dramatic films Affliction, Ember Days, and Body Memories. In addition, he has produced many films including Destroying Angel, The Beloved, and The Disenchanted Forest for National Geographic Television. He is the founder of Alchemy Films, an independent production company, and is also executive director of the Collective Eye, Inc., a non-profit media organization based in San Francisco.
Teri Lang, Producer
Teri Lang is vice president of Collective Eye, a non-profit media organization based in San Francisco, and CFO of Cinefemme, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization founded to encourage and support women who want to pursue artistic careers in the film industry. Lang has produced and directed several short documentaries including Motorcycle Prayers, Bless Your Pets, Evicting Johnny, and Karaoke, a Lifestyle. She was post-production coordinator for Taggart Siegel’s The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America, and was vice president of Alchemy Films. She is currently producing Last of the Carnys, a vivid portrait of carnival life.