JENNIFER J. MAYER (Editor) is a gifted editor with an intuitive sense of visual storytelling. Mayer finds the diamonds in the rough of a filmmaker’s material and shapes them into a fast-paced narrative. She’s edited numerous projects across documentary and fiction, winning numerous awards for her work. Most recently, Mayer’s documentary We Said No! No! A Story of Civil Disobedience aired on PBS in 2023. Her prior credits include the series “The Night That Didn’t End” (2018) and The Wave I Ride (2015).

JEN PETRUCELLI (Archival Producer) has had the honor of working on award-winning documentaries exploring a wide range of social and political topics. Petrucelli’s films have aired on public television, network television and Netflix, screened at Sundance and festivals worldwide, and garnered three FOCAL Awards for their use of archival footage. Her credits include Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War (2012), Ahead of the Curve (2020) and The Way I See It (2020).

RICHARD BEGGS (Sound Mix Consultant) won an Academy Award® for Best Sound for his work on the Oscar®-winning film Apocalypse Now. Beggs has worked on more than 60 films since 1979, including Jonathan Parker’s films (Untitled) and The Architect. His more recent credits include Children of Men, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Somewhere, The Beguiled and Mad God.

KAREN EVERETT (Story Editor) is a documentary story consultant and award-winning filmmaker. She has directed and produced six documentaries, including the PBS biography I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs and American Visionary: The Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard. Everett served as story consultant on the Emmy Award®-nominated HBO documentary 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus and the Emmy-nominated series The Future Starts Here. Everett taught editing for 18 years at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of the book Documentary Editing.

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