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Richard Hankin has worked on documentaries for both theatrical distribution and for HBO, PBS, NBC, ABC, and Showtime. HOME FRONT, which Hankin directed, produced, wrote and edited, premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, and on the Showtime Network on Veterans Day. The film was described by The New York Times as "Indelible ... reminiscent of 'The Deer Hunter.'" Michael Sragow of the Baltimore Sun called the film "Terrific. A lucid knockout of a movie." And Time Magazine named HOME FRONT one of the Top Ten films of the year.

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS, which Hankin co-produced and edited, was mentioned on over 150 "Top Ten" lists and won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and an Emmy for Hankin's editing. The film was nominated for both an Academy Award and an American Cinema Editor's Award, and was recently honored by the International Documentary Association as one of the best documentaries of all time.

Hankin has twice served as a Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Editing and Storytelling Lab. He has been invited to speak at numerous film festivals, universities and events, including Columbia University, U.C.L.A., The New School, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rubin Museum of Art, HBO's Frame-by-Frame Documentary Film Series and the International Documentary Association's DocuDay. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University.



Matt Kapp is an award-winning film and television producer based in New York City. Most recently, he produced VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, which premiered at the Venice film festival, won the Gold Hugo for best documentary at the Chicago film festival, and was one of the highest grossing documentaries of 2009. Time magazine called it "flawless," the New York Times declared it a "must-see," and Il Messaggero hailed it a "true masterpiece."

Previously, Kapp created and produced, for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series American Masters, THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL, which premiered at the Sundance film festival and on PBS in 2003. Entertainment Weekly called it "essential viewing," and Variety described it as "a fascinating mosaic that lucidly traces the development of Vidal's life and art."

Kapp has written and produced newsmagazine stories for PBS's In the Life and for the Advocate Newsmagazine on MTV Networks' LOGO channel. From 1997 to 1999, he was an associate producer at Feury-Grant Entertainment, where he worked on biographies of Jessica Tandy, Vanessa Redgrave, Betty Friedan, Laura Dern, and Florence Griffith-Joyner, all directed by Lee Grant for Lifetime Television's Intimate Portrait series.

Kapp has also written and consulted for documentaries for PBS, HBO and Showtime and served on the screening committee for PBS's acclaimed POV series. He has a BFA in film and television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.



Since 2004 Mike Marcucci has been filming all aspects of design, development and construction of the World Trade Center project. He has produced videos for WTC stakeholders including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Mike's World Trade Center work has won a number of industry awards including Telly, Aegis, Aurora and Videographer awards. Mike worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years preceding his current historic project of recording the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Prior to this assignment, Mike held production positions at Troma Films, Universal Pictures, MTV, VH1 and CBS. Mike also worked for New Line Cinema, Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Film Center, then working in development at Merchant Ivory Productions and SL Productions.

Mike is also producing a documentary about the Apollo Space Program, focusing on the development of the Grumman Lunar Module. A short version of this film is shown to visitors at the Cradle of Aviation in Long Island. Mike worked with the Smithsonian Institute's Air Space magazine to create a film for the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 2009.

Mike received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema Studies from the School of Visual of Arts and his Masters Degree in Media Studies at New School University.



Antonio Rossi has worked in film and video for 20 years. He started his career as a camera assistant and lighting technician in the New York independent film scene, and some of his early credits include films by Todd Haynes, Todd Solondz, Richard Linklater, Mary Harron, Kimberley Peirce, Stanley Tucci, and Bart Freundlich. When he chose to focus on documentary, he learned his craft while assisting Maryse Alberti, Tom Hurwitz, Buddy Squires, Don Lenzer, and Alex Zakrzewski.

During the past 10 years, Rossi has shot numerous documentary films and television productions for National Geographic, Bravo, ABC, PBS, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and TruTV.

In 2007, Charles Ferguson's first film, NO END IN SIGHT, which Rossi photographed, won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and was selected Best Documentary by The New York Film Critics Circle, The Los Angeles Film Critics, The San Francisco Film Critics, and numerous other film press organizations. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, and the quality of Rossi's work on the film was noted by The New Yorker Magazine.

Rossi has also shot extensively for Alex Gibney, and his work has been in films by Ken Burns, Barbara Kopple, Peter Miller.

Antonio Rossi was born in Italy and grew up in Philadelphia. He attended Amherst College, majoring in Anthropology, and after a brief stint as a photojournalist, studied Ethnographic Film at New York University's Center for Culture and Media.



Max is a film composer whose melodic sensibilities, understated arrangements and creative recording techniques infuse a special character into the movies his scores accompany. His music can be heard in critically-acclaimed films such as TARNATION, THE KING, JESUS' SON, LOOT, WAR DON DON and FAR FROM HEAVEN. He recently scored the feature MIGHTY FINE staring Andie MacDowell and Chazz Palminteri. Max also writes and performs his own songs under the name Camphor.



Joe Murphy's editorial credits include PUNCHING AT THE SUN, winner of best narrative feature at the San Francisco International Asian Film Festival and a Humanitas Prize finalist at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. Other feature credits include Additional Editor of GAYBY, which screened at SXSW in 2012, Co-Editor of the documentary SIXTEEN ACRES, and Editor of the soon-to-be released BELOW A DREAM. Joe's television editing credits include programs for MTV, Lifetime, TLC and the Discovery Channel.