From Tulsa OK local news:
Manny Marquez directed short documentary ‘OPERATION ALLIE’ is headed to the Gi Film Festival in Washington DC. It’s a touching portrait of his brother, Anthony, and dog, Allie. Whom were inseparable while deployed in Afghanistan. .
Manny is clear that the documentary is not about PTSD or the war. “It’s just a story about a man being reunited with his dog,” explained Manny. “And I think it’s about the power of love and healing.” And those are two things more powerful than pain and suffering.
Jeremy Coon produced and edited Napoleon Dynamite. Napoleon premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures and released the following summer; it became one of the most profitable and culturally impactful indie films in history.
In 2006, Jeremy produced and edited The Sasquatch Gang, a teen comedy he co-produced with Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey. Sasquatch won the audience award at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival as well as Best Director (Tim Skousen) and Best Actor (Justin Long) at the 2006 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
Most recently, Jeremy co-directed and produced the feature-length documentary Raiders! which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and was released theatrically by Drafthouse Films to rave reviews in June 2016.
Barry is a producer, director and editor, primarily working in documentary. He has edited several acclaimed feature films, including AMERICAN MOVIE (Sundance Grand Prize Winner, 1999), THE LIFE OF REILLY (SXSW, 2006), THE POOL (Sundance Jury Prize Winner, 2007), COLLAPSE (Toronto Film Festival, 2009), RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE (SXSW, 2015), and JIM & ANDY – THE GREAT BEYOND (Venice, 2017), which was nominated for a 2018 Emmy for “Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special.”.
He is also the founder and creative director of the documentary editorial collaborative September.Club, which has edited or collaborated on projects as diverse as ZEDD: TRUE COLORS (LA Film Festival, 2015); THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP (SXSW, 2017), and the Netflix multi-part documentary series THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELEINE MCCANN (2019).
Here are some of Barry’s projects as an editor.
Denis Henry Hennelly has directed three feature films – Rock The Bells (Warner Home Video), Bold Native, and Goodbye World (Samuel Goldwyn Films).
The critically acclaimed documentary Rock The Bells premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned comparisons to Gimme Shelter and Woodstock. Premiere called it “outright exhilarating,” and The Village Voice hailed it as “a nerve-racking knockout of a film.”
Bold Native, the first fiction film about the Animal Liberation Front, was self-distributed through dozens of sold-out event screenings and via digital platforms. Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons, who hosted the NYC premiere, called it “Creative, fun, and impassioned… I was blown away.”
Goodbye World (starring Adrian Grenier, Gaby Hoffmann, Ben McKenzie, Kid Cudi, Kerry Bishé, Caroline Dhavernas, and Mark Webber) tells the story of a group of estranged friends reuniting as civilization collapses and received praise for its character development and unique story. Screen International said Goodbye World “wears its heart on its sleeve, is engagingly performed, beautifully shot and always absorbing.” Twitchfilm called it “one of the most entertaining indies of the year” and Film Pulse called it “the most charming catastrophe film in theaters right now.”
Chris James Thompson is an award-winning director whose first feature film The Jeffrey Dahmer Files premiered in competition at the SXSW Film Festival (2012), became a New York Times Critics Pick, and was acquired by IFC for distribution.
He also recently completed a short documentary MECCA, which was released by EPSN as part of their ’30-for-30′ series and is currently in post-production on his latest documentary, “A Guantanamo Bay Story”, coming soon.
His credits also include work on the films: The Pool (Winner-Sundance Film Festival 2007), Collapse (Toronto International Film Festival 2009) and Suffering & Smiling (Winner-Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2006). Chris also made The Making of the Pool in 2007.
Tim Irwin grew up on skateboarding and punk rock. It was a video production class in high school that first put a camera in his hands and he began shooting his friends skateboarding and making documentaries about his friends bands. That’s where it began and he hasn’t stopped pointing his camera at things since.
Tim attended BYU where he studied sociology with a minor in film. At the time there was no documentary curriculum in the film department so Tim made his own by majoring in sociology and talking his professors into letting him make documentaries instead of writing research papers.
After college, Tim cut his teeth in the professional world by editing several award winning action sports documentaries on professional athletes. This led to shooting and directing several more actions sports films.
In 2005 Tim finished directing the seminal punk rock documentary “We Jam Econo” about San Pedro punk band The Minutemen. The Film played in 90 theaters world wide, and had it’s television premiere on the Sundance Channel.
Since then Tim has been consistently booked as a DP or Director for clients such as Fuel TV, Paramount Pictures, Fox Sports, Rogue Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Johnson and Johnson, and Oakley Sunglasses. Tim has spent the last 10 years traveling the globe shooting and directing commercials, tv shows, documentaries and corporate branding and marketing spots.
He recently finished shooting on a feature length documentary on the band Jawbreaker, Don’t Break Down, which is in post-production.
If you’ve ever heard songs by influential indie band The Promise Ring or his current acclaimed band Maritime, you’ve heard Dan’s music — he was a founding member and drummer for both bands.
Dan’s primary role at September Club is as the Post Production Supervisor, which means that he oversees all editorial projects for the company. So if you’ve ever seen any September Club work, you’ve seen Dan’s editing and storytelling magic at work.
Dan recently produced Don’t Break Down, the story of the seminal punk band Jawbreaker.
Michael’s first feature documentary was about the 2014 police shooting of Dontre Hamilton, The Blood is at The Doorstep, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2017.
His next feature release was Red, White and Wasted, a HULU original that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.
He is currently editing a documentary music feature for LiveNation.
Michael also co-edited the pilot for The Yes Men: Share the Safety for the VICE Network, directed The 414s for CNN Films, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was the editor on ESPN Films 30-for-30 MECCA: The Floor.
Here is some of Michael’s work.
Matt recently completed work as a lead editor on the 8-part Netflix series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann which premiered in 2019.
In 2018 he co-edited the pilot for The Yes Men: Share the Safety for the VICE Network and was a contributing editor on the feature documentary Plucked, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
Here is some of Matt’s work.
Erin Elders is a director, writer and editor who studied film / video at Columbia College in Chicago, where he helped found the band Maps & Atlases. The band released two EPs, two full length albums, and toured internationally.
Editing and directing music videos and web content for M&A brought Elders back to the world of filmmaking and he left the band in 2014 to pursue that passion full time.
He recently finished work editing his first feature documentary, Don’t Break Down, the story of the seminal emo-punk band, Jawbreaker.