Writer – Producer – Director
Joseph Dorman is an award-winning independent filmmaker and the founder of
Riverside Films. He has created a wide variety of programming for PBS, CBS,
Discovery Channel and CNN. He wrote and directed the theatrically released documentary Arguing the World about the controversial sixty-year political journey of the eminent political writers and thinkers, Daniel Bell, Irving Howe, Irving Kristol and Nathan Glazer. He also wrote The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Journey and Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry. He was a senior producer for the PBS newsmagazine Media Matters.
Aaron Kuhn is an award-winning editor who has been working for over 20 years. His work has appeared on PBS, FX and many other channels. His many credits include the theatrically released documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Operation Filmmaker and the television series Damages, staring Glenn Close.
Ken Levis has been making documentaries for more than thirty years as producer, director, writer and editor. They have been broadcast on PBS, ABC, CBS, the Discovery Channel, and released theatrically. His credits include Inside Indonesia: Struggle for the Soul of Islam, Drug Wars; for the PBS series frontline, Vote for Me: Politics in America, Evil Rising: Hitler’s Path to Power, The Fence: Israel’s Wall in the West Bank with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. His has won seven Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, three DuPont-Columbia Awards, and a Writers’ Guild of America Award, among others.
Amanda Zinoman has been working as an editor, producer and director in film and television for over 25 years. Her work has appeared on PBS, ABC, HBO, Discovery and festivals and screens around the world. Some favorites include Drinking Apart, (HBO), Now with Bill Moyers (PBS), The Lost Children of Rockdale County (Frontline PBS, winner of Peabody Award) and The Shvitz, a history of Russian baths in America.
Director of Photography
An accomplished documentary cinematographer with over thirty years of experience, Edward Marritz’ credits include Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision, Oscar winner in 1995 as well as the 2003 Emmy winning In Memoriam—New York City, 9/11/01. In 2007, Marritz served as director of photography on the Fox Searchlight release and multiple award winner Young@Heart. Marritz has also shot documentaries with Thomas L. Friedman for Discovery Times.
John Zorn has created an influential body of work that defies academic categories. He is a central figure in the Downtown Scene, incorporating a wide variety of creative musicians into various compositional formats. His work is remarkably diverse and eclectic, drawing inspiration from Art, Literature, Film, Theatre, Philosophy, Alchemy and Mysticism as well as Music. He founded the Tzadik label in 1995, runs the East Village performance space The Stone and has edited/published five volumes of musician’s writings under the title ARCANA.