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NANFU WANG - DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR

Nanfu Wang is an award-winning Chinese filmmaker based in the U.S. Her feature
documentaries include Hooligan Sparrow (Sundance 2016), I Am Another You (SXSW 2017, Special Jury Prize winner), and One Child Nation (Sundance 2019, Grand Jury Prize Winner). Wang was awarded the 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant. She has received four Emmy nominations and was shortlisted for two Academy Awards for her films and is a recipient of the Independent Spirit Award, the Peabody Award, the George Polk Award, Cinema Eye Honor awards, and an IDA award.
In her films, Wang creates intimate character studies that examine the impact of authoritarian governance, corruption, and lack of accountability on the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities. With the rigor of an investigative journalist and immersive, emotionally powerful storytelling, Wang interrogates notions of responsibility and freedom, particularly amid the repressive state mandates in her native China.
Originally from a remote village in China, Wang overcame poverty and a lack of access to formal education and eventually earned three Master’s degrees from Shanghai University (M.A. in English Literature), Ohio University (M.A. in Media Studies), and New York University (M.A. in Documentary Filmmaking). She teaches cinematography and editing at New York University.

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JIALING ZHANG - PRODUCER

Jialing Zhang is an independent Chinese filmmaker based in Massachusetts. She co-directed and produced Emmy-Award nominated One Child Nation (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, 2019) & Complicit (Human Rights Watch Film Festival, 2017). Jialing was nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary, the Gotham Independent Film Award in 2019 and most recently has won a Ridenhour Prize. She worked as a freelance journalist in Beijing for six years and holds a master’s degree from NYU's School of Journalism.

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JULIE GOLDMAN - PRODUCER

Julie Goldman is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films and series. Julie is the first documentary producer to receive the Amazon Studios Sundance Institute Producer’s Award and the Cinereach Producer’s Award. She produced Nanfu Wang’s new film, In The Same Breath, which will premiere on opening night at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. She is currently in production on The Velvet Underground, directed by Todd Haynes, which is set to be released by Apple in 2021, and is producing new films with Roger Ross Williams and Maite Alberdi. Julie executive produced Tribeca Grand Jury Prize winner Socks on Fire, and the acclaimed, Goya Award nominated The Mole Agent, and produced Gotham and IDA Award winner A Thousand Cuts—both 2020 Sundance premieres. She produced Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar-shortlisted One Child Nation, which was acquired by Amazon Studios; Ringside, which had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and recently debuted on Showtime; and Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn, which premiered at the New York Film Festival and launched on HBO in June. Julie produced Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, The Final Year, and Showtime’s series Murder in the Bayou. Julie is the producer of Life, Animated which won the Sundance Directing Award, was nominated for the 2017 Best Documentary Oscar, and won three Emmys,
including the award for Best Documentary. She is executive producer of Weiner, winner of the 
Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Julie also produced and executive produced: Emmy Award- winning films Best of Enemies, Solitary, Manhunt; Peabody Award-winning films Inventing Tomorrow, Southwest of Salem; Emmy-nominated films and series Gideon’s Army, 1971, Humans of New York; Oscar-shortlisted films, God Loves Uganda, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, 3 1⁄2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, Art and Craft and Buck.

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CHRISTOPHER CLEMENTS - PRODUCER

Christopher Clements is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer and partner at Motto Pictures. He produced Nanfu Wang’s new film, In The Same Breath, which will premiere on opening night at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. He is currently in production on The Velvet Underground, directed by Todd Haynes, which is set to be released by Apple in 2021, and is producing new films with Roger Ross Williams and Maite Alberdi. Christopher recently executive produced Tribeca Grand Jury Prize winner Socks on Fire, and the acclaimed, Goya Award nominated The Mole Agent, and produced Gotham and IDA Award winner A Thousand Cuts—both 2020 Sundance Film Festival premieres. Christopher produced Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar-shortlisted One Child Nation, released by Amazon Studios; Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn, which premiered at the New York Film Festival and broadcast in June on HBO; Ringside, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, won the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and debuted on Showtime
in June; and Netflix’s Take Your Pills which premiered at SXSW. Christopher executive
produced Steve James’ Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail; Weiner, which won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award; two Peabody Award winners, Inventing Tomorrow and Southwest of Salem; Sundance 2018 premiere and winner of the Prix Europa The Cleaners; Emmy Award-winner Solitary; CPH:Dox Grand Jury Award and Prix Europa winner The Raft; Ric Burns’ Oliver Sacks: His Own Life; and the acclaimed Showtime series Murder in the Bayou. Christopher co-produced Life, Animated, which was nominated for the 2017 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award, and won three Emmys, including the award for Best Documentary. Christopher is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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CAROLYN HEPBURN - PRODUCER

Carolyn Hepburn is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer who joined Motto Pictures in 2010 and is the Head of Production. She produced Nanfu Wang’s new film, In The Same Breath, which will premiere on opening night at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. She is currently in production on The Velvet Underground, directed by Todd Haynes, which is set to be released by Apple in 2021, and is producing new films with Roger Ross Williams and Maite Alberdi. She recently executive produced Socks on Fire, winner of the 2020 Tribeca Grand Jury Prize; Ringside which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, won the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and debuted in June on Showtime; and the acclaimed, Goya Award nominated The Mole Agent, and produced Gotham and IDA Award winner A Thousand Cuts—both 2020 Sundance Film Festival premieres. Carolyn produced Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar-shortlisted One Child Nation, released by Amazon Studios, and Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn, which premiered at the New York Film Festival and launched on HBO in June. She produced the Emmy-nominated and Oscar-shortlisted 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets; the Netflix Original Take Your Pills, which premiered at SXSW; and Take Back the Harbor, which premiered on Discovery. She co-produced Life, Animated, which was nominated for the 2017 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award, and won three Emmys, including the award for Best Documentary in 2018. She executive produced Charm City, shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Award; Love, Gilda, the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Film; Weiner, shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award; Art and Craft, Emmy-nominated and shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Award; and the Showtime series Murder in the Bayou. Carolyn is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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MICHAEL SHADE - EDITOR

Michael Shade is an editor who has worked with Nanfu Wang on One Child Nation (Sundance 2019, Grand Jury Prize Winner), I Am Another You (SXSW 2017, Special Jury Prize winner), and Hooligan Sparrow (Sundance 2016). He has worked as an editor, cameraperson, and producer for a variety of news organizations, including Vice, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and The Atlantic, among others.

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NATHAN HALPERN - COMPOSER

Nathan Halpern is an Emmy-nominated composer, named a 'Composer to Watch' by Classic FM and Indiewire. His score for acclaimed 2020 psychological thriller Swallow (IFC Films) was called "brilliant" (Little White Lies) and "a highlight of the film" (Indiewire). He composed the scores of two films from Barack Obama's 2018 Best Films of the Year list: Cannes winner The Rider (Sony Pictures Classics) and the Oscar-nominated Minding The Gap (Hulu). Halpern's score for The Rider was featured at #3 in Vulture/New York Magazine's 10 Best Movies Scores of The Year, described as "a plaintively lovely score" (LA Times) and "a beautiful score" (Screen Anarchy).
Other notable scores include Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners One Child Nation (Amazon Studios) and Rich Hill (Orchard), the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (HBO Films), and the Oscar-shortlisted films Hooligan Sparrow and THE WITNESS. He was nominated for a HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD for Best Original Song for “Calling to Me” from One Percent More Humid (Sony Pictures / starring Julia Garner). Next up: revenge thriller Catch The Fair One.