MEET THE TEAM

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KIM A. SNYDER

Director / Producer

Snyder is an award-winning filmmaker with over a dozen shorts and two feature documentaries. Her most recent film, WelcomeTo Shelbyville, about immigration in small town America where a new group of Muslim Somali refugees find themselves, is a recipient of a 2010 Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fund grant, an official selection of the US State Department’s 2010 American Documentary Showcase, and had its national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in 2011. Kim co-created the BeCause Foundation directing and producing its first three short documentaries, Alone No Love, One Bridge to the Next, and Crossing Midnight, which have won numerous festival awards and been the catalyst for campaigns that have furthered the work of the social innovators they highlight. Kim also directed and produced the award-winning documentary feature I Remember Me, which was distributed by Zeitgeist Films. In 1994, Kim associate produced the Academy Award®winning short film Trevor, which became the cornerstone of The Trevor Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention among gay youth. Kim graduated with a Masters in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and resides in New York City.

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MARIA CUOMO COLE

Producer

Through her work as an advocate, activist, and filmmaker, Maria Cuomo Cole has made an impact on several of the leading issues of our day. Films she has produced have tackled such relevant subjects as gun violence, homelessness, veterans, PTSD, domestic violence, and sexual violence. Most recently, she executive produced The Hunting Ground (Sundance 2015), a powerful and harrowing investigation into the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses. An aggressive social impact campaign is underway to create awareness and reform. Ms. Cuomo Cole executive produced The Invisible War with the same film team (as The Hunting Ground). The groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape and sexual violence in the U.S. military, was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award® and won numerous awards including the American Spirit Award, a 2014 Peabody and two Emmys. Ms. Cuomo Cole’s 2011 documentary, Living for 32, about gun laws in America was shortlisted for an Academy Award® and premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary, which aired on Showtime and is distributed by BBC Worldwide, currently tours communities and colleges across the country. In collaboration with grassroots and national communities of gun violence victims and survivors, faith leaders, political leaders and nonprofit organizations, the film has served as a catalyst for awareness and advocacy on the subject of gun violence across the country. Maria Cuomo Cole has worked as an advocate for homeless families, victims of Domestic Violence and veterans as Chairman of HELP USA since 1992. Ms. Cuomo Cole serves as member of the Democratic National Committee and a director of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, HELP PSI, Mentoring USA and HELP USA.

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GABRIEL RHODES

Editor

Rhodes is both an editor and a filmmaker. His work has premiered at Sundance and Cannes–among many other festivals–and has aired on Sundance Channel, A&E, Animal Planet, CNN, PBS and on the NPR radio show This American Life. His theatrical documentary credits include Control Room, My Kid Could Paint That, and most recently, The Tillman Story. In 2011, two of his edited films (The Tillman Story & Quest for Honor) were shortlisted for the Academy Awards®. His commercial clients include Condé Nast, Google, Virgin America, YouTube, Harper Collins and Revlon. In 2004, he was awarded a fellowship from the New York State Council for the Arts. He received his Master’s Degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University in 2000.

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DEREK WISEHAHN

Director of Photography

Recent credits include: Music By Prudence (2010 Academy Award® documentary short), How To Survive A Plague (2013 Academy Award® nominated documentary feature), and God Loves Uganda (2014 Academy Award® shortlisted documentary feature) and was a camera operator on the 2011 Sundance winner, and Academy Award® nominated documentary, Restrepo.

FIL EISLER

Composer

Fil Eisler faithfully composes music that embodies both story and character. Known for his signature themes and inventive dramatic solutions, his work can be heard on the upcoming films How To Be Single (New Line Cinema, starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson), CHiPs (Warner Bros starring and directed by Dax Shepard) and sci-fi/thriller feature The Titan starring Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling. He also continues to serve as composer on Fox’s hit drama series Empire and Showtime’s Emmy-winning Shameless, as well as the critically lauded series UnReal. Eisler returns to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary Newtown. He composed the main title theme and acted as music director for the documentary, assembling an all-star line up of over a dozen Hollywood composers who each donated a piece of music for the film. In 2008, Fil was among a select group of up-and-coming composers invited to the Sundance Film Composer’s Lab and in the years since, his projects have garnered critical acclaim on the film festival circuit and beyond. He returned to Sundance in 2011 with the Inupiaq-themed thriller On the Ice, scored the Sundance-backed documentary Whatever It Takes and Jonathan van Tulleken’s BAFTA nominated thriller Off Season. Fil was proud to win the Best Film Score Award for his work on Robbie Pickering’s Natural Selection at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The film was the most decorated of the festival, also winning the Grand Jury and Audience Awards. He continued his work with Pickering on the 2015 Sony feature Freaks of Nature. For four seasons, Eisler – a Czech-born, English-raised composer and multi-instrumentalist – transformed the ABC drama Revenge into a musically-driven show as composer and conductor. Eisler has been nominee and recipient of numerous awards including the World Soundtrack Awards New Discovery, SxSW Best Soundtrack Award and multiple BMI awards.

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NICK STUART: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Nick Stuart is an independent television producer and journalist who has made award-winning programming on both sides of the Atlantic and is a former BAFTA judge. He has made programming for BBC, ITV, Discovery, National Geographic and Al Jazeera English. He was EP on “Serving Life” with Forest Whitaker that won the Cine Golden Eagle Judge’s award. He is President of Transform Films, Inc.

CAROLANNE DOLAN: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

CarolAnne Dolan of Transform Films Inc. is an Emmy Award-winning EP who has created programs in genres including history, investigative, biography, wildlife and adventure. Dolan was VP of Documentary Series at A&E Television as well as EP of “Biography”.

MARA SANDLER: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Philanthropist, Mara Sandler has funded films on the topics of racial issues, women and violence, hazing, and gun reform. She is currently a member of the Britdoc circle. Mara has worked for years with the chronic mentally ill population and is a recent graduate of the two year Melton program. She graduated with a B.A in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has a M.A and Ed.M in counseling psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University.

FULL CREDITS

Directed and Produced by Kim A. Snyder

Produced by Maria Cuomo Cole

Edited by Gabriel Rhodes

Director of Photography Derek Wiesehahn

Cinematography Jake Clennell and Naiti Gámez

Supervising Composer and Main Theme by Fil Eisler

Music by

Tyler Bates

Jeff Beal

Sean Callery

George S. Clinton

Miriam Cutler

Jeff Danna

Rob Duncan

Christopher Drake

Fil Eisler

Chris Lennertz

Deborah Lurie

Dino Meneghin

Blake Neely

Mark Renk

Mikael Sandgren

Gingger Shankar

Rob Simonsen

Executive Producers

Nick Stuart

CarolAnne Dolan

Executive Producers

Regina K. Scully

Geralyn White Dreyfous

Executive Producers for ITVS

Sally Jo Fifer

Lois Vossen

Executive Producers

Mara Sandler

Jamie Wolf

Liz Lefkofsky

Co-Executive Producers

Kim Brizzolara

Joan Platt

 

THE PRODUCERS WISH TO THANK THE BARDEN, HOCKLEY AND WHEELER FAMILIES,

THE COMMUNITY OF NEWTOWN AND THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR TRUST AND PARTICIPATION:

Syeda Suriya Ahmed

Jennifer Barahona

William Begg

Eman Beshtawii

Muadh Bhavnagarwala

Sgt. William Cario

Abbey Clements

Sarah Clements

Matthew Cole

Sally Cox

Reverend Matthew Crebbin

Herman L. Davenport, Jr.

Gloria Milas

Kristy Davenport

Lee and Alan Embree

Monte Frank

Marc Gold

Leslie Gunn

Mary Ann Jacob

Chris Kelsey

Lynn Kousack

Karen LaPrade

Scarlett Lewis

Caroline Malin

Melissa Malin

Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association

Miranda Pacchiana

Veronique Pozner

Rabbi Shaul Praver

Carolyn Roberts

Sherie Roberts

Hugo Rojas

Gene Rosen

Carole Ross

William Sherlach

Connie Sullivan

Rick Thorne

Laurie Veillette

Msgr. Robert Weiss

Carol Wexler

Karen Wilk


 

SOUND DESIGN

Robert Hein

SOUND RECORDING

Taylor Roy

David Schumacher

 

MUSIC EDITORS

Mikael Sandgren

Joshua Winget

MUSIC EDITOR AND CONSULTANT

Suzana Perić

 

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS­­

Penelope Falk

Caitlyn Greene

Russ Greene

 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Alex Bayer

 

CO-PRODUCER

Linda Saffire

CONSULTING PRODUCER

Amy Hobby

LINE PRODUCER

Michelle Budnick-Duque

SUPERVISING PRODUCER, INDEPENDENT LENS

Amy Shatsky

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Lisa Duva

Hilary McHone

Adam Miller

Laura Snow

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISORS

Brandt Gassman and Nora Unkel for Sync Tank

 

POST PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Laura Snow

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Jackie Mulhearn, SuperVision

DIALOGUE EDITOR
Sylvia Menno

RE-RECORDING MIXERS
Josh Berger
Robert Hein

POST PRODUCTION SOUND
Harbor Sound

 

EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS

Jeremiah Zagar

Sam Pollard

Geoff Richman

Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

 

ASSISTANT EDITORS

Jonathan Abreu

Jake Baker

Ian Holden

Gabriel Long

Scott Schuler

Christine Simon

 

SKYDIVING CAMERA OPERATOR

Norman Kent


AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

Fresh Cut Above

UAS PILOT
John-David Currey

UAS CAMERA
John M. Duber

 

ASSISTANT CAMERA

Vincent Rappa

Cristina Wolf


DIT

Steven Gray

 

ADDITIONAL CAMERA

Jennifer Cox

Tina DiFeliciantonio

Mai Iskander

Niall Preston
Alex Bayer

Joshua Peters

 

ADDITIONAL SOUND

Jonathan Andrews

Rob Bullis

Carl Carden

Jonathan Cohen

Stuart Deutsch

Tammy Douglas

Rob Garcia

Ethan Goldberger

Jerry Stein

Leslie Taylor

Jane Wagner

Avi Zev Weider

 

SECOND UNIT FIELD PRODUCERS

Katie Taber

Anna Stypko

GRIP

Robert Fitzsimmons

 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Daniel Fuller

David Godbout

Laura Moya Guerrero

Ramiro Quintero

Gene Rosati, Jr.

SECOND UNIT DRIVER

Dylan Williams

 

ARCHIVAL RESEARCHERS

Rich Remsberg

Amy Rockefeller

 

TITLES AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
Garry Waller, Momentist, Inc.

 

COLOR BY

RCO

COLORIST

Seth Ricart

COLOR ASSIST

Tom Byrnes

 

COLOR PRODUCER

Marcus Lansdell

CONDUCTORS

Fil Eisler

Blake Neely

George S. Clinton

SCORING MIXER

James Hill

SCORE TECHNICAL ENGINEER FOR OWN BRAND STUDIOS

Andrés Locsey

ORCHESTRATIONS BY

Tim Davies

MUSIC PREPARATION BY

Joanne Kane Music Services

HEAD OF MUSIC PREPARATION

Mark Graham

MUSIC LIBRARIAN

Joseph Zimmerman

MUSIC CONTRACTOR

Peter Rotter

WARNER BROS. EASTWOOD SCORING STAGE CREW:

 

Score Recordist

Tom Hardisty

Score Technical Engineer

Ryan Robinson

Stage Crew

Richard Wheeler Jr.

Stage Manager

Jamie Olvera

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANTS

David Harrison

K.A. Trotter


TRANSCRIBERS

Michelle Rickert

Transcript Divas

 

TRAUMA SPECIALIST

Dr. David Grand

 

TRANSLATION

Farah Mehreen Ahmad

INTERN

Kallan McMillan

 

PUBLICITY

Ryan Werner and Charlie Olsky

 

PRODUCTION COUNSEL

Law Offices of Marilyn G. Haft, P.C

 

BUSINESS AFFAIRS, ITVS

Isaac Hager

ADDITIONAL LEGAL SERVICES

David Dreilinger Esq.

Donaldson + Callif, LP

Law Offices of Rosalind Lichter

 

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Orange Static

 

IMPACT STRATEGIST
Lina Srivastava

 

OFFICE AND EDIT SUITE

DuArt Film & Video

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Adorama

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY

Utah Film Center

 

GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM

Artemis Rising Foundation

Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

with support from

Open Society Foundations

Ford Foundation JustFilms

International Documentary Association Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

Advent Lutheran Church

Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund

The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation

Ronald Conway

Dobkin Family Foundation

David desJardins

The Fledgling Fund

Minette Nelson

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Chicago Media Project

Jason Berman

Ken Pelletier

Judy Rice

AND THE SUPPORT OF

Sundance Institute Catalyst Initiative

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO

Jamira Burley

Kenneth Cole

Reverend Matt Crebbin

Chris Cuomo

Geralyn Dreyfous

Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.

Kristin Feeley

Melissa Glaser

Good Pitch

Tabitha Jackson

Reverend Michael McBride

Caroline Libresco

Pat Llodra

Jason Rzepka

Janet Rice

Vikki Rompala

Pastor Sam Saylor

Arline Snyder

Rahdi Taylor

THANK YOU

Jim Allyn

Bill Angarola

Amy and Barry Baker

Carl Barden

Mark Becker

Henry Brown

Jon Burlingame

Beth Caldwell

Susan Cashen

Jennifer Chaiken

Stephanie Cinque

Mary Beth Claus

Sheri Clemente and all at 2POP Music

Amanda Cole

Catie Cole

Emily Cole

Tim Davies and crew

Dana-Holcombe House

De Cooper

Sandi DuBowski

Lisa Eisler

Maria Finitzo

Judi Fishman

Miriam Frost Jungwirth

Matt Frost

Paula Fynboh

Ryan Harrington

Theo Hein

Mitchell Heller

Anne Hubbell

All at JKMS

Bill Keegan

Michael Kehoe

Simon Kilmurry

Karen LaBanca

Sheila Leddy

Mike Levine

Lyman Orchards

Basil O’Sullivan

Tim Makris

Kristin Mangler

Benetta Mansfield

Jennifer Miller

Sarah Mohr

Jim Morrison

Justine Nagan
Sarah Newman

Newtown Congregational Church

Jamie Olvera and all at the Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Bros, CA

Miroslava Palavicini

Doug Patinkin

Tony Peyrot and all at Freemark Financial

Rachel Pikelny

Peggy Rajski

Chad Rispalje

Peter Rotter and crew

Christine Russel, Seth Kaplan and all at Evolution Music Partners

Lisa Scola

Skydive DeLand, Inc.

Gary Snyder

Jill Snyder

St. Rose of Lima Church

Tangerine Entertainment

Camilla Toniolo

Jane Vouros

John Vouros

Laurel Ward

Laura Wilson

 

HOME VIDEO AND STILLS PROVIDED BY 

The Barden Family

The Clements Family

The Hockley Family

The Malin Family

The Wheeler Family

 

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE AND STILLS 

ABC News Video Source

AP Archive

Corbis Images

F.I.L.M. Archives

Fox 61 WTIC

Getty Images

ITN Source

NBC Universal Archives

The White House

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS BY 

Connecticut Public Affairs Network

C-SPAN

Newtown Police Department

State of Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate

Wazee Digital/CBS News
WMUR
WTNH

‘Up on the House Top’ / Benjamin Hanby

‘What a Wonderful World’ / Bob Thiele and George David Weiss

‘Hokey Pokey’ / Larry LaPrise

‘The Skye Boat Song’ / Sir Harold Boulton and Anne Campbelle MacLeod / Boulton and MacLeod

‘Just To See You Smile”

Written by Tony Martin & Mark Nesler

Performed by Mark Barden and Natalie Barden

 

 

Newtown is a co-production of Mile 22 LLC, and Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

In Association with K A Snyder Productions and Cuomo Cole Productions

and Transform Films

2016 Mile 22, LLC

All Rights Reserverd