Audrey E. Kali, co-director, co-producer
Audrey is a Professor of Communications at Framingham State University. Her creative work includes 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. Working as 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, editor
David currently teaches video production and interactive media courses at Northeastern University. He has worked on a wide range of independent film and new media projects as a producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. David recently completed bookartbookshop, a micro-documentary about an artist’s bookshop in London. His previous work includes The David Hamilton Smith Story, about the co-developer of the vaccine that eliminated spinal meningitis; Smile Boston Project, an award-winning artist profile; and Remembering John Marshall, about the late ethnographic filmmaker who created the most extensive visual record ever made about a single group of people. David earned an MS in Media Arts & Sciences from The MIT Media Lab and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Peter Miller, writer
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.
Liza Case, writer
Lauren Looney, animator
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
The late 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 and the film is dedicated to his memory.
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).