FILMMAKERS

Director/Producer

 

GRACE BAEK is a filmmaker and media consultant with a passion for stories that daylight vital global health, human rights and environmental issues. She lived in Southeast Asia while investigating Thailand’s oppressive migrant and refugee policies, and worked alongside Burmese human rights groups living in political exile. Footage filmed and smuggled out of Burma by these groups is woven into her documentary, The Black Zone. 

Based in Los Angeles, Grace directed Toxic Seas for Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts and helped produce outreach media on the growing epidemic of childhood obesity for Parents’ Action for Children.  She was a staff producer on Current TV’s Peabody-award winning documentary series, Vanguard. Her work there included coverage of the HIV epidemic in India; women, microfinance and the Grameen Bank; global warming and displacement in Bangladesh. Grace's work has also aired on MTV, A&E, Travel, CBS and ABC.

 

 

Director of Photography

 

JUAN ANTONIO PUYOL worked as a civil rights advocate for the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness and in health policy research at the Rand Corporation and UCLA.  After embarking on a full-time career in film, he traveled the world chronicling stories from the epic to the every day and is recognized for his intimate portraits of the human experience. As an accomplished climber and diver, Juan is known for pushing the art of filmmaking in the most extreme environments while documenting stories with sensitivity. He has focused on border issues, expedition photojournalism, chronicling scientific exploration, travel and extreme sports across the globe for National Geographic, Discovery, Travel, History, ABC, NBC, PBS and others.  Juan graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Latin American Studies and Urban Studies. 

 

Co-Producer/Editor

SEAN PUGLISI was an editor and producer for Current TV’s Vanguard and worked on the 2009 episode “The OxyContin Express,” which was nominated for an Emmy and won a Peabody award.  Sean edited the independent feature films Lonely Street (starring Jay Mohr and Robert Patrick) and The Sand (directed by Isaac Gabaeff), which premiered at FrightFest in London in August of 2015.  Sean is currently finishing post on the indie film Your Own Road and editing for Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC.  As a director, he’s won multiple awards as part of the 48 Hour Film Project. His work includes stories from South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa and has been broadcast worldwide on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, and CNN. 

 

 

Editor

 

WENDY SHUEY splits her time between Los Angeles and her edit suite in Taos, New Mexico.  For the past 2 decades, she’s edited for various networks and post houses including NBC Universal, Discovery Channel, G4, Oxygen, History Channel, MTV, TLC, and Current TV.  Past projects include the documentaries Plastic Paradise and Bon In Dolpo.  Wendy often wails on drums between edit sessions and her recorded music has aired on various network series.  She received a B.A. in Film & Broadcast from Virginia Tech University. 

 

 

Composer

 

ERIC HOLLAND has been working with music and sound for over 20 years. Past projects include the documentaries The MASK You Live In, Miss Representation, Desert Runners, Speed & Angels, and Motherland, the PBS/Sundance Channel series, e2 – the economies of being environmentally conscious, narrated by Brad Pitt; and commercial campaigns for Nokia and Blue Cross.  Eric lives with his wife and two daughters in the Bay Area.