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Vlada Knowlton

Director, Writer, Producer

Vlada makes films and music videos. Her first documentary feature, Having It All, was selected by Washington's PBS station, KCTS9, as the anchor program for its “Women Who Inspire” series in August, 2015, and went on to also be broadcast by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Its online premiere, presented by the organizations Flexjobs and 1 Million For Work Flexibility, was a press-covered event that included a panel discussion with Kelly Wallace of CNN. Her current documentary, The Most Dangerous Year, was awarded the Professional Grant from Women in Film Seattle. Prior to becoming a filmmaker Vlada worked at Microsoft. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University.

 
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Lulu Gargiulo

Director of Photography, Producer

Lulu is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker. She has shot dozens of commercials, music videos and documentaries, including Children’s Research Institute; the PBS drama, The Year of My Japanese Cousin; the KCTS/PBS production, When Seattle Invented the Future: The Story of the 1962 Word’s Fair; the PBS mini-series, The Meaning of Food and the Emmy winning PBS short, The Crossing Guard.  In addition to shooting, Lulu also produced the feature length documentary 47 Views of Leslie Laskey, which aired on the KCTS/PBS series Reel NW, several short docs for the Seattle Channels-Art Zone and the documentary, Howdy Pardner-Tales of the Cowboy Hat.

 

 
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Eric Frith

Editor

Eric creates films that have received numerous awards and been acquired for domestic and international distribution by Miramax, Dream Entertainment, Cinema Management Group, Off the Fence, Independent Lens, and American Masters PBS. Eric edited and co-wrote The Breach which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014 where it won Best International Feature Documentary. He edited Eden (2012), which won the Audience Award at SXSW. He co-edited Half Life, starring Tom Sizemore, Sarah Habel and Dominic Monaghan, due to release 2016. He edited other works including Finding Hillywood (2013), and A Lot Like You (2011) which premiered at SIFF and screened at festivals around the world, winning 6 Best Doc awards, and The Heart of the Game (2005) which premiered at TIFF, was distributed by Miramax.

 
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Chadd Knowlton

Sound Editor, Score Composer

Chadd is a composer, musician and sound editor. He wrote the music score and edited the sound for the feature documentary Having It All, which was broadcast by Washington's KCTS9 and Oregon Public Broadcasting. In his spare time he is also an executive at Microsoft where he is best known for leading innovations in digital media.

 
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Aidan Key

Associate Producer

Aidan is the founder of Gender Diversity, dedicated to providing support and educational services with respect to transgender and gender-diverse children. He leads the largest network of parent support groups in the nation and produces the annual international Gender Odyssey conference. Key is the co-author of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press) and Gender Cognition in Transgender Children (Psychological Science). The Greater Seattle Business Association recently honored Key as the Humanitarian of the Year (2016). He has often been featured in the national media, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Al Jazeera America, Larry King Live and Fresh Air with Terry Gross.