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ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM



JOHNNY SYMONS, Director/Producer
Johnny Symons is an Emmy-nominated independent film and videomaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His documentary Daddy & Papa (2002), about the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men raising children, premiered at Sundance, aired on PBS and international television, and garnered multiple Best Documentary awards. His newest film, Ask Not (2008), an award-winning feature-length documentary about the impact of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the US military, broadcast in 2009 on PBS’ Independent Lens. Symons is the co-producer of the Academy Award-nominated Long Night’s Journey Into Day (2000), about South Africa’s search for truth and reconciliation, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. His work has screened at more than 200 international film festivals and is used by hundreds of college educators and community organizers. Symons graduated with honors from Brown University and has a master’s in documentary production from Stanford University. He teaches documentary at Stanford, the University of San Francisco, and the Art Institute of California-San Francisco.

LINDSAY SABLOSKY, Co-Producer
Co-Producer Lindsay Sablosky has production and editing credits on several feature length documentaries and has worked on numerous PBS series including Frontline, Season by Season, and Independent View, as well as the A&E cable series Biography. She is Associate Producer of Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay, a documentary by Eric Slade chronicling the life of the founder of the American gay rights movement, which premiered at the 2001 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and is a 2002 San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award winner.
She worked as assistant editor on The Fillmore, the fourth installment of KQED’s Peabody Award-winning series Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco and recipient of an EMMY for Outstanding Documentary. Currently, she is producing, with Bay Area director Goro Toshima, A Hard Straight, a documentary chronicling the lives of three paroles as they re-enter society after years of incarceration.

KIM ROBERTS, Editor
Kim Roberts is an Emmy winning editor of feature documentaries. Her recent work includes Food, Inc. (nominated for a 2010 Oscar) and Autism the Musical (HBO). Kim won an Emmy for Autism the Musical, her third nomination. She’s also nominated for an Eddie award for Food, Inc, from the American Cinema Editors. Her other films include: Oscar Nominees and Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winners Daughter from Danang and Long Night’s Journey into Day; Two Days in October (Peabody and Emmy winner 06); Made in L.A. (Emmy winner ‘09); The Fall of Fujimori (Sundance ‘05); Lost Boys of Sudan (Independent Spirit Award ‘04); Daddy & Papa (Sundance) and A Hard Straight (Grand Prize, SXSW). She’s the recipient of a Student Academy Award and is a WGA Award nominee. Kim also works with her husband to write/direct narrative films, including the feature Wilderness Survival for Girls, which is distributed by ContentFilms/Image Entertainment. Kim received her Masters Degree in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University.


ANDY ABRAHAMS WILSON, Camera
Andy Abrahams Wilson is a multi-award winning, Emmy-nominated producer and director of creative non-fiction films. Andy received a BA in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University, and an MA in visual anthropology from the University of Southern California, where he also studied at the USC School of Cinema. His most recent production, Under Our Skin, is the recipient of six best documentary awards at international film festivals and was an Academy Award semifinalist. Andy’s films have been shown on HBO, PBS, CBC, the Showtime Networks, and in theaters and film festivals worldwide. A recipient of a Pew Charitable Trust Fellowship in Dance/Media, he has produced several award-winning films on dance or dancers, and is the two-time Grand Prize recipient at the Dance on Camera Film Festival. He was recognized by the Northern California Marin Arts Council as an Outstanding Artist of the Year, and by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Documentary Achievement.

GAIL HUDDLESON, Cinematographer
Gail Huddleson is a documentary cinematographer and editor based in San Francisco, CA. Her videography credits include Johnny Symons’ Beyond Conception and Beauty Before Age, as well as other independent documentaries and the PBS series, In the Life. She is the editor of numerous documentaries for PBS, most recently The Botany of Desire, based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name. She has also edited documentaries for the National Geographic Channel and HBO. She was recently awarded a northern California Emmy for her work on Quest, a local weekly science series, airing on KQED. Gail holds a Master’s degree in documentary production from Stanford University, and is the recipient of the 1996 Guild Award for Documentary Film from the Princess Grace Foundation, USA.

PHIL PERKINS, Audio Post-production
A 27-plus year veteran of the motion picture sound business, Philip Perkins’ recent film mixes include Downside Up, The Legacy, The Split Horn, Rising Waters, Passion and Discipline, Out, and numerous other multi-award-winning documentaries. He is a member of the Cinema Audio Society and IATSE, and works out of the San Francisco area. (www.philper.com)

MICHAEL LANNAN, Assistant Editor
In addition to his editing duties, Michael served as the Daddy & Papa webmaster, festival coordinator, and distribution coordinator. Since the completion of Daddy & Papa, Michael has worked on many television pilots and feature films as director’s assistant and associate producer. He lives in Brooklyn.

FULL PRODUCTION CREDITS

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER
Johnny Symons

CO-PRODUCER
Lindsay Sablosky

EDITOR
Kim Roberts

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gail Huddleson
Johnny Symons
Andy Abrahams Wilson

ORIGINAL SCORE
Janice Giteck

ADDITIONAL MUSIC
David Conley
Glenys Rogers

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
Philip Perkins, C.A.S.

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Gentle Blythe
Michael Lannan
Ruthie Sakheim
Asako Ushio

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
Lisa Denker
John Glick
Charlotte Lagarde
Peter LoGreco
Sienna McLean
Kim Roberts
Laleh Soomekh
Martha Swetzoff
Asako Ushio
Vanessa Warheit

SOUND RECORDISTS
Rachel Antell
Sienna McLean
Jen Petrucelli

ON LINE EDITOR
Bob Campbell

TITLE DESIGN
James Kenney

AFTEREFFECTS EDITOR
Andrew Damon

MUSICIANS
Kevin Barrans, percussion
Sura Charlier, woodwinds
David Conley, guitar
Richard Fultineer, drums
Judy Geist, viola
Janice Giteck, piano
Toby Hanson, accordion
Sam Potsubay, harmonica
Glenys Rogers, vocals, percussion
Andy Stoller, bass

MUSIC RECORDING
Mydnyte Productions

TRANSCRIPTION
Annie Hershey
Lakshmi Kerner
Meredith McMonigle
Monique Ramirez
Jen Speed
Mae Yao

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE & STILLS
Lynn Black
Dora Dean Bradley
Brad Braverman
Philip Himberg
Doug Houghton
In the Life Media, Inc.
Cathy Smith
Kelly Wallace
Fannie & Jim Williams
Albert J. Winn
Louis Wolfson II Media History Center

WPLG 10, Miami

PUBLICITY STILLS
Kim Larson

WEBSITE DESIGN
Eismont Design

ON LINE FACILITY
Varitel Modern Videofilm

AUDIO FACILITY
The See A Dog, Hear A Dog Co.

CLOSED CAPTIONING
Pillar to Post

LEGAL ADVISORS
Peter Franck
Richard Lee

FISCAL SPONSORS
Iris Feminist Collective
Swell Cinema

FUNDING
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Pacific Pioneer Fund
California Council for the Humanities
The Ted Snowdon Foundation
Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media/Funding Exchange
The Edna Wardlaw Trust
Film Arts Foundation Grants Program
PG&E Lesbian and Gay Youth Education Fund/The Horizons Foundation
James Gillis & Pierre Mitchell
Ken & Alan (the Bubbies)
Thom Lynch
Robert H. Martin

ADVISORY BOARD
Peter Biella
Luna Calderon
Scottye J. Cash
Estelle Freedman
Joshua Gamson
Joe Gonzales
Ellen Lewin
Meredith Maran
Frances Reid
Scott Ryan

SUBJECTS
Sharon Anderson
Gil Avila
Jim Ballantine
Fanny Ballantine-Himberg
Dora Dean Bradley
Philip Himberg
Doug Houghton
Steven Kozlowski
Ginnie Potsubay
William Rogers
Jack Rosenfeld
Cathy Smith
Susie Symons
Kenyon Symons-Rogers
Zachary Symons-Rogers
Jesse Wallace
Kelly Wallace
Nancy Wallace
Ray Wallace
Fannie & Jim Williams
Helen Williams
Oscar Williams
Vincent Zamora

SPECIAL THANKS
Daniel Baer
Marlene Booth
John Bouffard
David Boyer
Ken Brecher
Josh Burke
John Burrow
Cathedral School for Boys
Laurel Chiten
Garth Clark
Michael Colberg
Janet Cole
Rich Costello
Eli Despres
Gail Dolgin
Juan Doubrechat
Eric Ferrero
Gloria Fowler
Jeffrey Friedman
John Haptas
Pamela Harris
Vivien Hilgrove
Donna J. Hitchens
Christine Hoang
Deborah Hoffmann
Nellie Hurth
Richard Inlander
John F. Kraetzer
Charlotte Lagarde
Jon Logan
Scott McAbee
Kevin Monahan
Mylene Moreno
Megan Mylan
Roger Nelson
People for the American Way
Dina Quan
Amy Quinn
John Ratliff
Frances Reid
Rosemary Roach
Susan Rogers
Will Rountree
Kris Samuelson
San Francisco State Univ. Cinema Dept
Elizabeth Schwartz
Bill Sheehan’s Tuxedo Junction
Jon Shenk
Tom Shepard
Howard Simon
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey
Rebecca Snedeker
Meema Spadola
Deborah Stover
Brian Sussman
Amy Symons
Joe Symons
Shirley Thompson
Goro Toshima
AJ Turpin
Michael Wald
Ellie Waxman
And especially to William

Recording studios courtesy of KING FM and Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, and Pierce College, Tacoma, WA

Daddy’s Home written by James Sheppard & William Henry Miller Courtesy of EMI Publishing and Music Sales Corporation, Three Wise Boys Music LLC
Performed by Shep & the Limelites
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products and EMI Special Markets

Chapter iv Reprise
Composed and performed by Michael Halaas

Brian’s Kids appears courtesy of KPIX-TV 5, San Francisco

Rugrats excerpt from
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Paramount Studios

Produced in association with the Independent Television Service.

This program was produced by Persistent Films LLC, which is solely responsible for its content.

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