Mark Steele is a producer and industry professional with a successful track record in production, post-production and business affairs. Mark has steered many documentary projects from editorial through the long tail of sales and distribution, including “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It” (HBO), “Cutie and the Boxer” (Radius/TWC) and “Sembene!.”
Mark was a founding production executive at Werc Werk Works where he helped shepherd films from development, production, and post-production through international distribution and delivery. at Werc Werk Works he served as a producer and production executive on Lawrence Kasdan’s “Darling Companion” (Sony Pictures Classics), Jill Sprecher’s “Thin Ice”(Sundance, ATO Pictures), Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Freidman’s “Howl” (Sundance, Oscilloscope), and Todd Solondz’s “Life During Wartime” (Telluride, IFC films).
Mark is a member of the Producers Guild of America and was a 2013 trans-atlantic partners producing fellow.
Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor. He has worked on everything from documentary and scripted film with legends like Roger Corman, directed music videos like Jimmy Cliff’s international hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” to commercials, motion capture animation, scripted and reality television. His documentary work includes Oscar Nominated The Garden, which tells the story of the complicated struggle over the nation’s largest community garden; Independent Spirit Award Nominee OT: our town—about the first play in 25 years at Dominguez High School in Compton; and the critically acclaimed Fame High, which follows four students through a year at one of the most respected and competitive performing arts high schools in the country. Scott recently launched Time Capsule Movies, a production company that personally curates documentaries that capture special moments in your life to be shared for generations to come.
Scott’s latest documentary, narrated by the esteemed astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, is FOOD EVOLUTION, which, through resetting the GMO controversy, highlights the importance of using the scientific method to help everyone – from parents to politicians – make better decisions. FOOD EVOLUTION was both one of the most controversial and well-received documentaries of 2017, garnering a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, where the LA Times wrote: “Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, FOOD EVOLUTION is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic,” and the NY Times: “FOOD EVOLUTION posits an inconvenient truth for organic boosters to swallow: In a world desperate for safe, sustainable food, GMOs may well be a force for good.” It has been screened on Capitol Hill, the National Academy of Sciences, the European Parliament, the FAO, and many more.