Nicholas is an award-winning composer, pianist and producer whose scoring credits include “The Big Short” (2015), "12 Years a Slave” (2013), “A Tale of Love and Darkness” (2015), among many others. He was a producer on “Whiplash” (2014). He is a founding member of LA Dance Project, and in 2012 was awarded the Henry Mancini Fellowship from the ASCAP Foundation. A graduate of Harvard University, Nicholas collaborated with Nick Louvel to write the score for “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?” (2012).
MAYA JUPITER & ALOE BLACC
ORIGINAL SONG "SMILE"
International recording artists and songwriters Maya Jupiter (“Phenomenal,” “I Am,” “Never Said Yes”) and Aloe Blacc (“Wake Me Up,” “I Need a Dollar,” “The Man”) are very active in social justice issues. Maya is the founder of Artivist Entertainment, committed to creating and supporting art and music that inspires positive social change. She has been an official ambassador for the Australian government’s “The Line” campaign against violence, a mentor at the Los Angeles Peace Over Violence’s Youth Over Violence summer institute, and recognized with the Voice Over Violence Humanitarian Award. Maya and her husband Aloe have been the spokespeople for GUESS? and Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day campaign. For THE UNCONDEMNED, Maya and Aloe teamed up to write and perform “Smile.”
Chris worked as an editor at The Weinstein Company for six years, where, among other films, he served as executive in charge of post-production for “Escape from Planet Earth” (2013). He was editor on the narrative feature “Big Stone Gap” (2014) and an upcoming feature documentary on Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani. His second narrative feature, “The Fundamentals of Caring,” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and will premiere on Netflix in June 2016. He began his career in independent film as assistant editor on Brett Morgen’s “Chicago 10” (2007).
Jennifer’s award-winning documentary credits include “Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition” (2000), “Two Towns of Jasper” (2002), “Sicko” (2007) and “Capitalism: A Love Story” (2009), among many others. She was the supervising producer of the Emmy-winning series “Years of Living Dangerously” (2014). She currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont and moonlights in New York City.
Michael is the founder of several hospitality companies and a partner in companies focused on the clean water, telecom and winery sectors. He sits on the Board of Directors for the American Resort Developers Association, is a member of the Executive Roundtable for the Republican Attorney Generals Association and Co-Chair for the Navy SEALS Foundation's New York-based fundraising activities, among many others. Michael is energetically involved with over 20 organizations and foundations that focus on global security, education, economic development and the arts. He grew up in Bayside, Queens and attended Penn State.
An English qualified lawyer, Ed spent three years in the London office of a large international law firm, specializing in shipping/energy litigation, international trade and finance. His legal experience ranges from the drafting and advising on contracts to the conduct of litigation and arbitration. Ed co-founded Film at Eleven with Michele in the jungles of Nepal where he worked as a volunteer and researcher. Ed is responsible for digital business development and has worked on numerous Film at Eleven web and television productions, including “Common Sense”, “Political Graffiti” and A Minute of your Time." He was also the Executive-in-Charge on “Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?” Ed is a former member of the English National Ski Team and competed around the world. Ed is a graduate of King’s College London where he focused on war and geopolitics.
Biography coming soon....
Aarti Tandon is a Managing Partner of Decade Citizen, a strategic and advisory company that assists clients, executives and corporations on their sustainability, legacy, philanthropic, and pro-social initiatives.
In 2002, she opened her law office and represented clients ranging from Grammy Award-winning artists to Bollywood stars to young filmmakers. She has organized high-level sports and entertainment delegations to Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup for the U.S. State Department and advised on a sustainable pop culture business between will.i.am and Coca-Cola, among others.
Deeply committed to criminal justice reform, Aarti spent five years campaigning for the release of a singer/songwriter serving a 14-year federal prison sentence. On November 24, 2008, President George W. Bush granted the Petition for Commutation – one of only 11 granted during President Bush’s eight years in office. Most recently Ms. Tandon advocated for wrongfully convicted prisoners in the US through The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice.
She is the producer of CATCHING THE SUN (2016) and co-producer of the upcoming documentary A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO PRISON. A graduate of Emory University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she is fluent in English, Hindi and French.
executive in charge
Melinda is en expert on community-based development who founded Let Haiti Live in 2010 to support accountability following the massive earthquake that year. She was program director at TransAfrica in Washington, D.C. She participated in the International Solidarity Conference for the African National Congress and led the team that planned the National Memorial in Washington for Nelson Mandela. She is the chair of the board of directors for SOIL.
Producer, CHIEF Operating Officer & Marketing
Marie is a branding and marketing executive who learned her skills developing communication plans for a wide range of Fortune 500 clients. As an Executive VP at Grey Worldwide, Marie led cross-disciplinary business and creative teams in the development and execution of multi-million dollar national and international marketing campaigns. Throughout her career, she has succeeded in establishing strong business relationships around the world. Marie is the founder of Aspetuck Advisors, a consulting firm focused on business development and branding opportunities for growing companies. She is also deeply involved in the start-up community as an advisor and mentor, guiding brand and business plan development for entrepreneurs in New York and California.
Social impact coordinator
Coordinating Cause Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility for "The Uncondemned," Sam is founder of Reputation Dynamics (RD) a for- and non-profit strategic development and fundraising advisory services company, focused on addressing critical social, economic and environmental issues with a focus on private-public partnership development. Sam brings more than 15 years of international for- and nonprofit experience having worked in both agency leadership and corporate marketing roles. Born in London, 'Sam' grew up in Kenya, East Africa where she learned first hand the challenges of poverty and community development.
Clarissa focuses on social and human rights issues through multimedia documentary storytelling. "Township Life of LGBT's: Dying for Justice in Thokzoa" (2013, The Mail & Guardian) dealt with "corrective" rape in South African townships, and her photos have been published by the Associated Press, Gatehouse Media New England, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a graduate of Tufts University.