Audrey E. Kali, co-director, co-producer
Audrey has worked in the creative arts for twenty years and is an Associate Professor of Communications at Framingham State University. She has published articles on visual studies in academic journals. Her creative work include The Plastic Arsenal, a documentary about war toys, and photography exhibits. She received a grant from the Culture and Animals Foundation for Partitions, a short documentary about humane farming, and has presented her study about visual strategies employed in animal advocacy campaigns at Michigan State University. Being a reviewer for the Journal for Critical Animal Studies informs her work on the cultural impacts of farm animal slaughter. Audrey earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh.
David Tamés, co-director, co-producer, cinematographer
David is currently teaches video production and interactive media courses in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University. He has worked on a wide range of independent film and new media projects as producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. David recently completed The David Hamilton Smith Story, a short documentary about the co-developer of the vaccine that eliminated spinal meningitis. He directed the award-winning short documentary Smile Boston Project and co-produced and co-directed Remembering John Marshall about the late ethnographic filmmaker. David earned an MS in Media Arts & Sciences from The MIT Media Lab and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He blogs at kino-eye.com.
Peter Miller, story consultant
Peter Miller directed the documentary Sacco and Vanzetti and co-directed A.K.A. Doc Pomus. His numerous producer credits include the PBS documentary series The Way and Jazz, as well as the Peabody Award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright along with the acclaimed documentaries The Uprising of ’34, Passing it On (winner of 20 film festival awards), and the Academy Award-winning American Dream.
Peter Rhodes, editing consultant
Peter is a veteran editor who was trained at the BBC in London. He works in a broad variety of styles, ranging from cinéma-vérité to historic re-creations to children’s films (which he also produces and directs.) Since moving to the United States in 1986 he has accumulated more than 50 credits for films that have appeared on PBS, the BBC and at major film festivals.
Given the complexity and controversy surrounding animal agriculture we must make sure that the facts and ideas we present are well grounded in academic research. We’ve assembled the following advisory board to guide the film.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University
Dr. Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare. Her books include: Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009) and Animals In Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (Harvest Books, 2006). Dr. Grandin appears in the film.
Bernard E. Rollin, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Animal Sciences, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and University Bioethicist, Colorado State University
Dr. Rollin developed and taught the world’s first course in veterinary medical ethics, a required part of the veterinary curriculum since 1978. He developed and taught the world’s first course in ethics and animal agriculture at Colorado State University for the Department of Animal Science, taught regularly since 1982. His most recent book is Putting the Horse before Descartes: My Life’s Work on Behalf of Animals (Temple University Press, 2011). Dr. Rollin appears in the film.
Candace C. Croney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, Purdue University
Dr. Croney’s research interests include the interactions between animal behavior, cognition and well-being; the effects of rearing environments and enrichment on animal behavior and welfare; the ethical implications of animal care and use decisions; and public perceptions of animal agriculture.
M. Kathy Rudy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Duke University
Dr. Rudy’s early research included reproductive ethics, religious ethics, sexuality, and feminist theory. Her new work focuses on animals and ethics, nature, food politics, ecology, and ecofeminism. Her new book is Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).
Allie Humenuk, contributing cinematographer
Allie is an award-winning filmmaker and Emmy nominated cinematographer whose films have been broadcast nationally and internationally and screened at film festivals, museums and schools. Her feature documentary, Shadow of the House, about the photographer Abelardo Morell was heralded as “one of the best films ever made on a artist and the artistic process” by Bo Smith, the curator of the film program at the MFA Boston. Humenuk was nominated for an Emmy for her camera work on the PBS series Design Squad. She worked with Anne Makepeace on her last two films for PBS – Rain in a Dry Land and We Still Live Here. She also worked with Linda Garmon on her most recent film for PBS, The Truth About Cancer. For several years Allie taught film and video production at Harvard University. Currently, she freelances as a cinematographer and editor. In the Fall of 2012 she is teaching a filmmaking course on portraits at the Massachusetts Collage of Art.
Chuck Green, contributing cinematographer
Chuck began filming with an 8mm camera, moving over time to16mm, SD video and is now shooting with the latest HD cameras, while retaining an appreciation of the specific capabilities of each format. He has operated Perpetual Motion Pictures since 2006, offering full video production services to a range of clients including Animal Planet, A&E Network, Harvard Law School, Bentley University and several documentary producers. He is currently producing, shooting, and editing a documentary about stride piano jazz. Chuck earned a B.A. in Filmmaking from SUNY Binghamton.
Ed Slattery, contributing cinematographer
Ed is a cinematographer with experience including feature films, documentaries, television, commercials, PSAs and industrials. Projects inlclude Manna From Heaven,Hitchcocked, and the award-winning The Perfect Goosey’s. His work has been broadcast on PBS, HBO, Discovery and many other networks and has been shown at festivals including Telluride, SXSW, Woods Hole, LA International Short Film Festival, Sydney, Hong Kong, Nantucket, Boston Underground, and Provincetown.
Carla Pataky, editor (early work samples)
Carla is an independent filmmaker from Tijuana, Mexico, specializing in verité style shooting and video editing. She produced the Apantallados Festival in Mexico City in April, 2012, an exhibition and series of media related workshops focused on teaching children media literacy. For over six years she worked with the indigenous community Xi’ui in the Sierra Gorda in the state of Querétaro, a project involving children and art and the exploration of dreams using different forms of artistic expression. Carla has a BA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
Kyra Velvin Nipson, assistant editor (summer intern)
Kyra is a graduate of Oberlin College where she studied writing and cinema studies. She spent the summer of 2014 working with Audrey and David taking the film from over 120 hours of raw footage to a 90 minute rough assembly. Her deep concern for animal welfare and writing talent made her the perfect summer intern candidate.