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The degree of civilization in a society
can be judged by entering its prisons.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

THE FILMMAKERS

Annelise Wunderlich

Annelise is a filmmaker and media educator living in San Francisco. She is the Youth Participation Manager at KQED, the Bay Area public media station, and has produced educational content for the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens, and other PBS programs and non-profits.

She co-produced the POV film Maquilapolis, and her directorial debut Crystal Harvest won the Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area short documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival and aired on PBS stations throughout California.

Prior to her work in media, she worked as a paralegal and a refugee advocate at Amnesty International. She earned a Bachelor’s degree with High Honors in History at Wesleyan University, and has dual Masters degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley.

Richard O’Connell

Richard is a filmmaker and producer living and working in San Francisco. He currently works as the Senior Producer of National Productions for the Independent Television Service. In this role at ITVS he has supervised the production of over 300 documentaries, all of which have been broadcast on PBS nationally.

Richard, originally from Ireland, has also worked as journalist, and works as a filmmaker in both narrative fiction and documentary production. He has directed projects that have been broadcast nationally on PBS, exhibited theatrically, and premiered at festivals in the United States & internationally.Read more

THE CREW

Linda Peckham

Editor

Linda Peckham headshotLinda is a freelance documentary editor in the Bay Area, cutting long form verité and character driven stories. Many of the documentaries she edits have social justice themes, and have been broadcast nationally and screened at festivals. Linda is South African by birth and came to the US in the 80’s to study film, believing it to be the medium that most inspires change. She has a BA in Film and an MFA in Writing, has taught the art of editing and published film essays in journals and anthologies.

Carlo Tatu Kamin

Editor

carlo-BIO-2Documentary Film Editor Carlo Kamin has been charged with the editing of both long- and short-form documentaries, which have been featured at global film festivals and TV networks. He has also edited independent films, commercials, and corporate videos.  With his background in motion graphics and sound design, Carlo approaches all projects with an eye on artistic solutions and individualized style.

Caitriona Ni Chadhain

Associate Producer

CaitrianaCaitríona is a journalist from Galway, Ireland. She began working on The Corridor as an Assistant Editor and later became an Associate Producer for the film. She is passionate about storytelling as a means to empower social justice.

Niamh O’Sullivan

Kickstarter and Social Media Consultant

niamhNiamh has a life long interest in documentary film and belief in the power of non-fiction story telling.  This has led her to work once again with the filmmakers of The Corridor.  She has worked previously with Richard on a number of other film projects as a consultant around publicity and as co-director of their short film Lush Life.   Niamh’s brings huge and varied experience from her work internationally as a therapist and with a variety of non-profit organizations around issues of affordable housing, education, and child development.  Niamh will consult with the filmmakers on social media impact and their Kickstarter campaign.

Steven Castro

Sound

CastroSteven Castro has worked with many filmmakers and organizations including the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, Radical Media, Mill Valley Film Festival, and artists from Pixar. He received his Associate of Arts degree in Digital Video from Berkeley City College in 2014 and continues to pursue a career in film with an emphasis in sound design.

Rosemary Jason

Web & Media Design

rj2-headshotRosemary is a web and multi media designer with a passion for animation and documentary films. She works with many bay area non-profits designing websites and media that help promote social change. Rosemary is currently finishing up her coursework in digital media and video at the Multimedia Arts program at Berkeley City College. 

ADVISORS

Dr. Joan Petersilia

Advisor

Joan-headshotDr. Joan Petersilia has spent over 30 years studying the performance of U.S. criminal justice agencies and has been instrumental in affecting sentencing and corrections reform in California and throughout the United States. She is the author of 11 books about crime and public policy, and her research on parole reform, prisoner reintegration and sentencing policy has fueled changes in policies throughout the nation. A criminologist with a background in empirical research and social science, Dr. Petersilia is also faculty co-director for the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC), focusing on policies related to crime control, sentencing, and corrections, and developing nonpartisan analyses and recommendations intended to aid public officials, legal practitioners, and the public in understanding criminal justice policy at the state and national levels. She teaches classes at Stanford Law School on juvenile justice, prisons, community corrections, policy analysis, research methods, and criminal sentencing.

Alessandro De Giorgi

Advisor

Allesandro-headshot Alessandro De Giorgi is Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies, San Jose State University. He received his PhD in Criminology from Keele University (United Kingdom) in 2005. Before joining the Department of Justice Studies, he was a Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Bologna (Italy) and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley.His teaching and research interests include critical theories of punishment and social control, urban ethnography, and radical political economy. He is the author of Rethinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on Post-Fordism and Penal Politics (Ashgate, 2006). Currently, he is conducting ethnographic research on the socioeconomic dimensions of concentrated incarceration and prisoner reentry in West Oakland, California.

Glenn E. Martin

Advisor

GLEN-smallGlenn E. Martin is the Founder and Chief Risk Taker of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA). Glenn is a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate who spent six years in New York State prisons. Prior to founding JLUSA, Glenn served for seven years as Vice President of Development and Public Affairs at The Fortune Society and six years as Co-Director of the National HIRE Network at the Legal Action Center.  Glenn regularly contributes his expertise to national news outlets such as MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Al Jazeera and CSPAN on topics such as policing, decarceration, alternatives to incarceration, and reentry issues.

Khalil A. Cumberbatch

Advisor

KhalilKhalil A. Cumberbatch is a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice movements within the NYC area. He has worked within the reentry community in NYC since 2010 when he was released after serving almost seven years in the NYS prison system. Since his release, Khalil has worked with various non-profits as a service provider, policy analytic, advisor, board member, collaborator, and consultant. Khalil currently serves as Policy Associate for the Legal Action Center, the only non-profit law-and-policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas. He is also Founder and President of Kinetic Solutions, a consultant company that focuses on the assessment, implementation, and management of multiple social media outlets for agencies within the NYC area. Khalil also serves as the Communications and Development Manager and periodic guest host for On The Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report, a radio program that is exclusively hosted and produced by formerly incarcerated individuals.

Sarah Bardeen

Story Consultant

Sarah_BeerdenSarah Bardeen is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in many publications, blogs, radio shows and websites over the years. She lives in Berkeley, CA with one husband, two kids and innumerable books. www.sarahbardeen.com

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