Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker form one of the most respected teams in documentary filmmaking. Their forty-year collaboration spans a wide-range of subjects that include Pennebaker’s Dylan classic, Dont Look Back, to their Academy Nominated, The War Room, filmed during the 1992 presidential campaign. Hegedus received the prestigious Director’s Guild Award for her film Startup.com, which chronicled the 2000 Internet boom and bust through the adventures of two young entrepreneurs. In 2013 the Academy recognized Pennebaker’s contribution to cinema verité documentaries with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The team’s latest film Unlocking the Cage will broadcast on HBO.
Gordon Henderson was a political correspondent and a senior current affairs field producer before starting 90th Parallel Productions in 1987. He has produced more than one hundred documentaries, many winning national and international awards. Gordon was a senior series producer on the celebrated CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People's History and for more than a decade taught in the Journalism department at Toronto's Ryerson University.
90th's films in production include a feature documentary on the global legacy of The Little Prince, a feature-length adventure documentary along the China’s ancient Tea Horse Road a film following recent immigrants to Canada, a short film about a Maasai woman’s extraordinary life journey, The Skin I’m In about racism in Canada and three science films: Secrets in the Ice about what archeologists are finding because of receding ice patches, The Brain’s Way of Healing with Dr Norman Doidge and Think Like an Animal about animal intelligence. His novel, Man in the Shadows, was recently published by HarperCollins.
John Price is a celebrated documentary, fiction and experimental cinematographer based in Toronto. He has worked on diverse feature projects – from Liz Marshall's The Ghosts in Our Machine to Shary Boyle's Silent Dedication installation at the Venice Biennale and Nuit Blanche, Toronto. He has shot movies for Bruce McDonald, Charles Officer, Alan Zweig, Mina Shum and Jennifer Baichwal, among others. John's work has screened at A-list festivals around the globe including TIFF, Rotterdam, IDFA, NYFF, SXSW, The Berlinale, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and many others.
Michael Emery is a San Francisco based production sound mixer with over thirty years of professional filmmaking experience. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded Student Film Regional Honors by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His films were showcased at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshorn Museum of the Smithsonian, and La Cinemateque Francaise, Centre G. Pompidou in Paris, France. Michael’s numerous documentary sound mixing credits include Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crumb, and In the Shadow of the Stars (Academy Award). Michael was nominated in 2015 by the Cinema Audio Society for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for his work on Keith Richards: Under the Influence.