Director / Producer
Michele Kuvin Kupfer
Documentary filmmaker, behavioral therapist, and educational consultant. Michele was a member of the Israeli National Swim Team, and participated in many international competitions, most meaningfully the 1981 Maccabiah Games. Michele has worked at various hospitals in the US and Israel. She is the co-founder of Difference Diaries, a documentary short film series focused on adolescents and young adults with chronic illness.
Award-winning writer, director, and editor of short and feature films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. Austin won two Telly Awards and an Internet Advertising Competition Award for “Why Music?”- a branded video he wrote and directed for the Yale School of Music. He also edited “A Conjoining of Ancient Song”, a MacArthur Genius Grant-funded documentary directed by Jazz Legend Willie Ruff. Austin collaborated with Michele and Lisa on Difference Diaries.
Lisa A. Hedley
Filmmaker, lawyer, writer, and mother of four, who created and produced the Emmy nominated HBO documentary "Dwarfs: Not a Fairy Tale." Other projects include: Just Sit, Yoga and Mediation For All, Healing Zone, Bridges of Hope, The Family Project and co-founder of Difference Diaries. Lisa founded The Children of Difference Foundation to create and produce projects to educate, entertain and support children with medical differences.
Editors: The Marcs
Marc Levy, Marc Salomon
Founded in 2010, THE MARCS is led by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Marc Levy + Marc Salomon. "We employ a diverse team of artisans hailing from all over the world and from a wide range of backgrounds, all who share a deep passion for authentic storytelling." Clients have included: NFL, Intel, The Honest Company, Subaru, Red Bull, Spectrum.
Sarah Oren Brasky
An educator and nonprofit director, with scholastic and professional experience in documentary filmmaking. She has extensive experience in PR, marketing, and social media. Sarah founded and directed a nonprofit animal welfare organization beginning in 2009, as well as earned a Master's in Education. Sarah has consulted on numerous film projects, and has created her own short documentary-style films.
Director of Photography, U.S.
Scott Ruderman is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer focusing on documentaries and nonfiction programming. He has collaborated with such filmmakers as Jenifer McShane, Alex Gibney, Francis Whatley, Sarina Roman and Yuqi Kang. His work has been screened in film festivals around the world as well as Netflix, BBC, HBO, Hulu, & Disney.
Director of Photography, Israel
Founder and managing director of Highlight Films, Israel, since 1998. Producer and director of documentary films and series for National Geographic, BBC, Channel 4 (UK), Discovery, Arte. Line producer of international feature films filmed in Israel and the West Bank. Producer of 3D films and videos in Israel. Professional advisor to military and historical film productions in Israel and Palestine since 2001. On-camera talent / presenter.