JASON MARIS: Director/DP

 

DANIELLE BERNSTEIN

Danielle Bernstein is an award winning filmmaker and the founder of Clear Films Productions. Most recently, she directed and edited the award-winning feature length documentary Imba Means Sing. In December 2015, Imba was released in 37 languages, in over 100 countries and screened at the United Nations.

Her directorial debut, When Clouds Clear, attended over 50 film festivals and was the recipient of numerous awards. Danielle has earned an INDIEFest Award of Excellence for Women Filmmakers, Cine Golden Eagle Award, Accolade Award, the New York State Council of the Arts Grant, and a First Pix NextPix. She currently leads the Atlanta Chapter of Film Fatales, a national network of women directors.

Danielle's mission is to positively influence the community around her one film at a time. Jason and Danielle are partners in life and in film. Outside of their media endeavors, they have a growing family and are based in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 
NOAH GALLOWAY: Executive Producer

NOAH GALLOWAY: Executive Producer

 

SHANNON WRIGHT

Shannon Wright is an accomplished musician with 14 albums completed and released. She has been pursuing her love of music and actively playing since 1990. Most popular in Europe, Shannon has recorded and toured with esteemed artist Yan Tiersen, composer for Amélie. She has worked with acclaimed producers such as Steve Albini (Nirvana) and John Parish (PJ Harvey). Her most recent album was recorded at the studios of internationally renowned pianist Katia Labéque. Her approach to each project is heartfelt and original. Homemade will be her first original score for a feature film. 

 

BONNIE BENJAMIN-PHARISS: Strategic Consultant

 

YOCHI DREAZEN

The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in the Era of Endless War,” was picked as one of The New York Timesʼs Notable Books of 2014 and one of Amazonʼs Best Books of 2014.

Prior to joining Vox, he was the managing editor at Foreign Policy, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, and a senior national security correspondent for National Journal.

He began his career at the Wall Street Journal and spent 11 years at the newspaper, most recently as its military correspondent. Mr. Dreazen covered the invasion of Iraq and spent the next two years helping to run the paper's Baghdad bureau.

Mr. Dreazen has made more than 12 lengthy trips to Iraq and Afghanistan and has spent a total of nearly four years on the ground in the two countries, mostly doing front-line combat embeds. He has reported from more than 20 countries, including Pakistan, Russia, China, Israel, Japan, Turkey, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.

His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Time, The Boston Globe, and The New Republic, and he appears regularly on TV and radio.

 

BRAD COLBERT: Advisor

JASON MARIS

Jason Maris is from the Chicagoland area and moved to Atlanta in 1993. He is a freelance editorial, commercial filmmaker and photographer with over twenty years of experience in the industry. He most recently worked on the award-winning feature length documentary Imba Means Sing as the Director of Photography.

Jason has worked with JWT, the advertising agency for the United States Marine Corps, as a recruitment photographer since 1994. His images are featured nationally on billboards, posters and in books and brochures, as well as on the web. Over 600,000 men and women have enlisted in the Marines since Jasonʼs photographs have been in circulation, because of this, he feels a tremendous responsibility to every Marine.

After 9/11, he volunteered his time on awareness building campaigns for The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Travis Manion Foundation. These experiences clarified that a greater understanding of the post combat landscape was extremely important to him.

Jason set out, with the help of Danielle Bernstein, to make a durational movie illustrating the ambiguous nature of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury through the eyes of a family. 

 
DANIELLE BERNSTEIN: Producer/Editor

DANIELLE BERNSTEIN: Producer/Editor

 

NOAH GALLOWAY

Sergeant Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Iraqi Freedom. A few months later Noah was blown up by an IED. Upon returning to the US for recovery, he fell into a deep depression. In an effort to remain a good father, Noah began to seek wellness through physical training.  He gives us the perspective of someone who is on the other side of PTS and offers solutions to mental and physical health.

A gregarious and unforgettable personality, Noah advocates for a healthy life style for all people and has become a public figure through CrossFit tournaments, obstacle-course races and speaking engagements. He has most recently been nationally recognized as a participant on Dancing with the Stars and was featured on the cover of Men's Health. 

 

SHANNON WRIGHT: Original Score

 

BONNIE BENJAMIN-PHARISS

Bonnie brings decades of experience as an award-winning production executive with a proven track record of using storytelling to change opinions and lead people to action. In addition to working with the film industryʼs greatest brands and creative leaders, including Disney, CNN, HBO, PBS, Discovery and National Geographic, Bonnie has vast experience bringing the public and private sectors together to build and implement campaigns - all in the service of amplifying shared value, driving impact and contributing to a more equitable world.

Bonnieʼs campaign experience includes multiplatform projects focused on educating girls in the developing world to fight poverty, intimate partner violence, the promise and perils of Big Data, pandemic preparedness, global health, environmental stewardship, destigmatizing nuclear power, gun violence, the high school graduation rate in the U.S., and supporting our veterans and their families. Prior to joining our team, Bonnie ran Vulcan Productionʼs documentary division, the independent media company founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, noted for telling powerful stories and campaigns to help audiences understand the world around them, respond to challenges and bring about lasting change. 

 

YOCHI DREAZEN: Advisor

 

BRAD COLBERT

Master Sergeant Brad Colbert is a speaker on post-combat stress issues for the Heroes and Healthy Families organization. He has served in the USMC for 20 years. Colbertʼs personal decoration includes the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with V for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Colbert was recognized for his platoon's role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq featured in a series of Rolling Stone articles by Evan Wright. Wright was an embedded reporter who rode in the backseat of Colbert's vehicle until his departure on May 4, 2003. Wright later expanded these articles into the book Generation Kill, subsequently becoming an HBO miniseries.