MEET THE CREW


Robin Hauser Reynolds

Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director/Producer

Robin is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features, Inc. and Unleashed Productions, Inc. As a business woman, longtime professional photographer, and social entrepreneur,Robin brings her leadership skills, creative eye and passion to her documentary film projects. Her artistic vision and experience in the business world afford her a unique perspective on what it takes to motivate an audience. Robin’s most recent award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2015, and has caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers in Washington, DC and abroad. Robin is currently directing and producing Bias, a documentary about unconscious bias and how it affects the ways we hire, promote and fund. Previously, Robin co-directed and produced the documentary feature, Running for Jim, which won 14 awards at 20 film festivals. She has spoken about the importance of increased diversity in computer programming and on behalf of women’s rights at Watermark, Conference for Women, Mobile World Congress, SXSW Interactive, AT&T Foundry FutureCast, Dell Women Entrepreneur Network and Women 2.0. As Director of CODE, Robin has been featured in national publications: USA Today, Wired, Forbes, Fortune, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, San Francisco Business Times and has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN, NPR.Robin is recipient of the 2016 National Political Women’s Caucus President’s Award.

 

Staci Hartman

Staci Hartman

Producer

Tapping on a rich background of over 15 years in various marketing roles for high-technology companies including Apple, HP and Tektronix, Staci brings a wealth of innovative thinking and resourcefulness to the development, production and distribution of CODE documentary. In keeping with her interest in social entrepreneurship, Staci continues to focus on building partnerships to serve the greater good. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Staci was Producer and Outreach Coordinator on the Running for Jim documentary.

 

Jon Blomgren

Jon Blomgren

Director of Photography

Jon’s cinematography turns ordinary scenes into visual artistry. His footage has appeared on ESPN E:60, Sports Center, network television and in the documentary film, Running for Jim. Jon’s corporate clients include United Nations Foundation, Draft FCB, BSSP, Voxer, and Applied Fusion. He graduated from Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

 

Jack Youngelson

Jack Youngelson

Story Consultant

Jack is an Emmy award winning writer, producer, and director of documentary films. His projects have been shown by numerous broadcasters around the world, including PBS, HBO, BBC, and Channel Four. Recent credits include Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (PBS)Mission Blue (Netflix)Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (SundanceHBO)Ethel (Sundance, HBO), and Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project (Sundance Channel).  Other recent PBS credits include Electric NationRethinking HappinessAfrican American Lives II, and Finding Your Roots. Jack lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.

Christie Herring

Christie Herring

Editor/Producer

Christie is an award-winning editor, producer, and director who has worked in documentary filmmaking for over 20 years. Her ITVS-funded film The Campaign, aired on public television in 2014 and screened at numerous film festivals. Her short films have shown at dozens of festivals around the world and have been featured on public television and widely viewed online. Christie’s editing and producing credits include work with PBS, National Geographic, A&E, MBC1, the History Channel, and many nonprofit and corporate clients. She received her MA in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University, was selected for the 2011 CPB Producer’s Academy, and was a 2013 San Francisco Film Society Film House Fellow.


Cassandra Jabola

Cassandra Jabola

Co-Producer

Cassandra, a graduate of New York University, is a documentary film and television producer with a background in broadcast journalism. She’s collaborated with HBO, PBS, National Geographic Channel, NBC, The Weather Channel, TLC, The Science Channel, The Travel Channel, A&E, Investigation Discovery, and several non-profits. Her work spans across science and health, politics and law enforcement, and music. Her passion lies in devoting herself to cause-based, social justice projects. She believes that audiovisual storytelling is a powerful tool for effecting change because it gives a voice to those who would otherwise not be heard. Documentary film credits include All Eyes and Ears (CAAMFest, Tribeca), Heaven Adores You (AFI DOCS, IDFA), Toxic Hot Seat (HBO), and The Overnighters (Sundance).  

Molly Schwartz

Molly Schwartz

Design and Animation

Molly animates, designs, composites, codes, and creates special effects for work ranging from documentary film titles, film poster design, motion graphics, animation, compositing and special effects, installation design and site­specific projection mapping. Her team (she was lead animator and designer) won a Sundance Special Jury Award for Animation January 2014 for the documentary film Watchers of the Sky. Recent film projects include Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, A Good Job: Stories from the FDNY, Back on Board, The Abominable Crime and CANCER: Emperor of All Maladies. Schwartz is an adjunct professor teaching at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. She also shows her animated videos, drawings, interactive artworks in public art commissions, installations, exhibitions and festivals worldwide.

Laura Karpman

Laura Karpman

Composer

With four Emmys, a GANG award and numerous nominations, Karpman’s credits include video games like Everquest 2, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, Field Commander, additional music for Halo 3 and Jericho, film scores such as Steven Spielberg’s 20-hour miniseries TakenOdyssey 5Masters of Science Fiction, The Tournament, Craft in AmericaMan in the ChairThe Annihilation of Fish, and The Living Edens, among others. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, her multimedia opera ASK YOUR MAMA premiered to critical acclaim. Karpman was named one of the most important women in Hollywood by Variety Magazine. She received her doctorate from The Juilliard School and is currently a professor at UCLA in the School of Theater, Film and Television.

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Composer

Juilliard-trained composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, born in NYC, collaborates with radical filmmakers and ingenious musicians on scores that include Nikole Beckwith’s Stockolm, Pennsylvania (Sundance), Nancy Kates’ Regarding Susan Sontag (HBO, Tribeca), Deepti Kakkar & Fahad Mustafa’s Powerless/Katiyabaaz (Berlinale, Tribeca), Michael Urie’s What’s Your Emergency, and Thabo Wolfaardt’s Joburg (Telluride). Her commissions include the London Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and fellowships from the Sundance Composers Feature and Doc Labs.