Filmmakers Year 6

Jason Zeldes (The Music of Strangers)

Jason Zeldes is a documentary editor and director, best known for editing the 2013 Academy Award® winning film, “Twenty Feet From Stardom”. The film earned Zeldes an ACE Award for Best Edited Documentary Feature, and led to other exciting collaborations, including co-editing the 2015 Sundance Documentary “Racing Extinction”, HBO’S “The Music of Strangers”, and Netflix […]


Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper (T-Rex)

Zackary Canepari & Drea Cooper are filmmakers based in the Bay Area. Their award-winning short film series “California is a place” garnered over 10 million views online and screened at festivals around the world including Sundance and IDFA.  Shortly after, the directors landed on Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Filmmakers to Watch List.” Their debut feature documentary “T-Rex” about Olympic gold […]


John Papola and Lisa Versaci (At The Fork)

John Papola John Papola is an award-winning writer, producer, and director with more than a decade of experience in broadcast television as a creative principle at MTV, Nickelodeon, and Spike TV. He is the CEO + Exec Creative Director at Emergent Order, a creative agency and production company, and director of the feature documentary AT […]


Susan Froemke and John Hoffman (Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman)

Susan Froemke Susan Froemke is a four-time Emmy winner and non-fiction filmmaker with over thirty films to her credit, including Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary film “Lalee’s Kin,” “Grey Gardens,” and “Wagner’s Dream,” which had a U.S. theatrical run before airing on PBS. Froemke recently co-directed “Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare.” She was […]


Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey (Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)

Michael Fiore Michael Fiore is CCO of Michael Fiore Films. Michael and his team develop, finance, and create content for the film, TV, and ad worlds.  In 2017, Sony Screen Gems will release “Keep Watching” —  a suspense thriller that Michael produced with Voltage Pictures (”The Hurt Locker”) and The Picture Company.  The movie stars childhood Disney […]