Ana Joanes — Director / Producer
Ana Joanes is a documentary filmmaker dedicated to inspiring conscious action and systemic change through film. Her previous works include Generation Meds, an exploration of our fears and misgivings about mental illness and medication, and Fresh, which celebrates the farmers, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our food system. Before dedicating herself to filmmaking, Ana was a lawyer. She founded Reel Youth, Inc., a video production program for youth coming out of detention and other underserved youth. Ana is the mother of three children, and with Wrestling Ghosts, she hopes to contribute to a shift toward a more compassionate world.
Toni Nagy — Producer
Toni Nagy is a writer for Huffington Post, Salon, Alternet, Elephant Journal, Hairpin, Thought Catalogue, and more. Toni also has a popular blog, "Toni Bologna," and is a comedian and filmmaker. Toni graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and was double major in philosophy and dance.
Mona Davis — Editor
Mona Davis has edited numerous award-winning feature documentaries. Her credits include the critically acclaimed Love and Diane (which premiered at the New York Film Festival), The Farm, Angola USA, (the Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, an Academy Award® nominated film, and an Emmy winning film), A Perfect Candidate and Dream Deceivers (both nominated for Emmys), and the American versions of 7 Up and 14 Up. She was the consulting editor on the award winning 51 Birch Street and Girls Like Us. Her work has appeared in theaters, and on HBO, CBS, PBS, BBC, Arte, and Showtime.
Kathryn Bostic — Composer
Composer and singer/songwriter Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on film, TV and theater. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy. Kathryn is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the prestigious Time Warner-Sundance Fellowship, the Sundance Fellowship for Feature Film Scoring, the BMI Conducting Fellowship, and the Sundance Fellowship for Documentary Film Scoring.
REGINA K. SCULLY — executive producer
Regina K. Scully is the Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to developing and promoting the media, education and arts that transform our culture. Ms. Scully is also the founder and CEO of RPR Marketing Communications, a premier Public Relations Agency, specializing in exclusive consumer products and brands. A social entrepreneur, media activist, and documentary filmmaker, Ms. Scully is a leading communications and media consultant, who speaks at schools, conferences, and companies around the world.
Geralyn WHITE Dreyfous — EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the founder of the Utah Film Center and co-founder of Impact Partners Film Fund, with Dan Cogan. In 2013, Geralyn co-founded Gamechanger Films, a film fund dedicated to women directors. Her independent producing credits include many award winning and award nominated films.
Dan Cogan — Executive Producer
Dan Cogan is an Academy Award®-winning producer and the Executive Director and co-founder of Impact Partners, a fund and advisory service for investors and philanthropists who seek to promote social change through film. Since its inception in 2007, Impact Partners has been involved in the financing of over 90 films, including: Icarus, which won the 2018 Academy Award® for Documentary Feature; Dina, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Feature by the International Documentary Association; Otto Bell’s The Eagle Huntress, which was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary; The Cove, which won the Academy Award® for Documentary Feature; How to Survive A Plague, which was nominated for the Academy Award® for Documentary Feature; The Queen of Versailles, which won the U.S. Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; and Hell and Back Again, which won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Awards at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award® for Documentary Feature.
In 2013, Cogan co-founded Gamechanger Films, which is the first for-profit film fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women.
Cogan received his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude, and attended the Film Division at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts. In 2014, he was awarded the Leading Light Award at DOC NYC alongside filmmakers Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker, as well as the America Abroad Media Award in Washington, D.C.
Jenny Raskin — Executive Producer
Dan Jenny Raskin is VP for Development and Filmmaker Relations at Impact Partners She has worked as a documentary producer, director, series producer and executive producer. Her credits includes Step (Executive Producer), Trophy (Executive Producer), Dina (Executive Producer), Our Nixon (Executive Producer), Here Come The Videofreex (Director/Producer), Motherland Afghanistan (Producer), On Hostile Ground (Director/Producer) and many others. She received her B.A. from Barnard College and a Master's Degree from the Culture and Media Program at New York University.