Tom Livingston, Producer
Tom Livingston is the field producer and location director for Pro Video Productions, Inc. in Duluth, Minnesota. A lifelong resident of Duluth, Livingston has produced and directed wilderness education projects for the state of Minnesota, community development projects for regional and national nonprofit organizations and programs for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration. Some of Livingston’s award-winning work includes Start-Up; The Best; Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community; and Edge of a New Era, an FAA-sponsored documentary on the modernization of the national airspace system.
Jack Lind, Producer
Jack Lind is a producer, cameraman, and editor for Pro Video Productions, Inc., a full-service, for-profit video production company located in Duluth, Minnesota. Since 1982, Lind’s artistic eye and dedication to photography, filmmaking, and video production have earned him numerous awards, including several Addys from the American Advertising Federation, four Telly statuettes and a New York Film and Television Silver Award. Lind has been a part of award-winning productions including Start-Up, a documentary on the successful building of an environmentally friendly paper mill on the shores of Lake Superior; The Best, a series of docudrama messages for a nationally acclaimed rehabilitation center; and Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community.
John Hanson, Producer
John Hanson is a veteran independent producer, director, and writer of motion pictures, television programs and documentaries. He has directed the feature films Northern Lights, Wildrose, and Shimmer and produced the public television specials Talking Pictures — winner of a regional Emmy Award — and A Sense of Place. Wildrose was selected for the respected New Films/New Directors series at MOMA and Northern Lights and Shimmer were both broadcast on the PBS series American Playhouse.
In addition to Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community, Hanson’s documentaries include Western Coal, Prairie Fire, Rebel Earth, Survivor, Troubled Waters, and Edge of a New Era. His awards include the prestigious Camera d’Or Award at the Cannes International Film Festival, the Neil Simon Award for Best Screenplay in a Television Drama Series and the Grand Prize at Figueria Da Foz International Film Festival. His work has screened at many international film festivals, including Sundance, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, London, Chicago, and New York. Hanson is currently co-producing The Rhythm of Healing, a documentary portrait of the great Nigerian drummer and teacher, Babatunde Olatunji. He is also developing a dramatic feature, Nameless, set in the North Dakota Badlands and, with Sisters co-producer Tom Livingston, American Roads, a 13-part series for PBS on the nation’s scenic byways.