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Our network of top creative talent across the globe is absolutely key. When we begin a new production, we seek out the absolute best people for the job and while those numbers vary considerably from production to production. Learn about some of them below. You'll likely meet them soon!

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Chris Besecker


Editor

Chris Besecker


Editor

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Chris Besecker is an award winning film and television editor based out of New York City. His work combines a strong use of narrative with an eye for the aesthetic. 

Before working on the Conflict series, Chris edited Visitors, a critically acclaimed art film directed by Godfrey Reggio, director of the a Koyanisquatsi Trilogy, and presented by Stephen Soderberg. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is currently playing in theaters across the country.

Chris is a master of mixed media editing, combining archival assets with animation, kinetic and graphic text, and original video footage shot on location.

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Shaul Shwarz


Director / Producer / Cinematographer

Shaul Shwarz


Director / Producer / Cinematographer

Shaul Schwarz

Shaul Schwarz is an Israeli documentary film director, cinematographer and award-wining photojournalist. His feature-length documentary Narco Cultura premiered at Sundance in 2013 and screened at film festivals worldwide including The Berlin International Film Festival and Hot Docs. He has shot and directed content for TNT, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and CNN. He is also a regular photographic contributor to TIME Magazine and National Geographic. Schwarz is based in Brooklyn, New York and is currently producing short film content for online publications while developing his third feature-length documentary. He is the founder of Reel Peak Films.

Website
reelpeakfilms.com

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Tom Paul


Re-Recording Mixer / Sound Designer

Tom Paul


Re-Recording Mixer / Sound Designer

Tom Paul

An Emmy Award winning Re-Recording Mixer and a highly regarded Sound Designer,  Tom Paul is one of New York City's most sought after talents in the field  of post production audio.

Tom got his professional start as a boom operator in 1988, moving on to production mixing in 1991.  Some notable titles of his early years in production sound include: Trust, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman, Little Odessa, Swoon and The Yards

In 1994, his passion for sound lead him to the creative environment of post production.  Some highlights of his sound design and re-recordng credits include the Academy Award winning films The Fog of War and Born Into Brothels.  Other notable films include: The Square, Starboard Light, Conflict: Miniseries, Blue Caprice, When I Walk, Junebug, Palindromes, The Baxter, The King and U2 360, the largest selling concert DVD of all time.   Tom won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding mixing on Joe Berlinger's Under African Skies.

Further integrating Tom's passion for music and sound, Tom composed and performed original piano music for a beautiful Bulgarian filmed called AVÉ, selected for competition in Critic's Week, at Cannes 2011.

A New York City native, Tom Paul was surrounded by music and sound from the moment he was born.  As the son of an opera singer father and pianist mother, Tom's exposure to the power of music planted the seed for his passion and aptitude for all things sonic.

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Website
giganticpost.com
 

 
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Matthew Schroeder


Cinematographer

Matthew Schroeder


Cinematographer

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Matthew Schroeder is a cinematographer based in New York City. Although most recognized for shooting commercial campaigns, he also films music videos, narrative, documentaries and corporate media.  Prior to arriving in New York, he lived and worked in Paris and San Francisco.  Recent work has released for Diesel, Coach, Aflac, True Religion, The Hartford, Fidelity, Aldo, Bloomingdales, and Nike.

He frequently collaborates as a cinematographer on the artistic endeavors of directors Santiago & Mauricio, Tarik & Tim Tn'T, and Nick Fitzhugh. 

Website
harborpicturecompany.com

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Evan Wolf Buxbaum


Executive Producer / Producer / Writer

Evan Wolf Buxbaum


Executive Producer / Producer / Writer

Evan Wolf Buxbaum

Executive Producer / Producer / Writer

Evan Wolf Buxbaum grew up in New York City, where he fell in love with the process of building, creating, and telling stories from a very young age. After attending Swarthmore College where he received a degree in Political Science with a minor in International Conflict Resolution, he traveled for just under a year, visiting as many of the wildest parts of the world as possible. 

After returning to Brooklyn, his shorts and film work screened at numerous festivals across the country while his first narrative feature, Sun Belt Express, a dark comedy set along the border between Arizona and Mexico, was recently acquired by Mar Vista Entertainment and released across all platforms in late 2014, and later by Netflix in 2016 He is an Executive Producer on two further features Band of Robbers, which was released theatrically by Gravitas Ventures and the upcoming CRABS!, which was acquired by Raven Banner in early 2016 and will be released soon.

Website
evanwolfbuxbaum.com

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Idil Ibrahim


Producer

Idil Ibrahim


Producer

Idil Ibrahim

Producer

Idil Ibrahim is a filmmaker based in the United States, but working worldwide. She is an alumni of the University of California, Berkeley, and attended NYU for graduate school. While at Berkeley for undergrad, she was selected for the prestigious Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) internship in the Episodic Series category and is now an alumni of the program. 

A true nomad, Idil has worked on and produced award winning film projects filmed in Cuba, Serbia, Japan, Turkey, Somalia, Lebanon, Zambia, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda. Idil produced the film Homecoming by Jim Chuchu, alongside Wanuri Kahiu, as part of the African Metropolis Program: 7 Directors, 7 Cities, supported by the Rotterdam Film Festival Hubert Bals Fund and the South African Goethe Institute, selected as part Contemporary World Cinema category at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Idil also produced and directed the 4 part 'Behind the Scenes' documentary of Fishing Without Nets for VICE which was filmed in Kenya based on the feature film Fishing Without Nets which won the best directing award in the U.S. Dramatic Category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. As an actress, she played the female lead in Fishing Without Nets. In 2014, Idil had two projects at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to her involvement with the feature Fishing Without Nets, she also produced the experimental documentary Am I Going Too Fast?, filmed in Kenya and directed by Hank Willis Thomas and Christopher Myers. Am I Going Too Fast? was part of the Sundance Global Film Challenge supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Idil served as an Associate Producer on the film Laredo, Texas, which was also an official selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She was one of the producers on the film Trece Años shot in Cuba selected for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the Aspen Shortsfest, GenArt, Los Angeles International, and Ashland Independent Film Festivals. Trece Años was also featured at Pangaea Day, a global multimedia event simultaneously aired and broadcast in locations around the globe such as Kigali, Cairo, London, Rio de Janeiro, and New York with the mission and purpose to decrease divisions and create change and global unity through the power of film.

She was most recently in Senegal, where she directed and produced the short film Sega, starring Alassane Sy (Restless City, Mediterranea), which examines the issue of migration and repatriation. She is passionate about human rights, humanitarian issues, global education and social issues and is proud of her work with Cell-ED, Gobee Group, and the International Rescue Committee, as well as past participation with UNHCR for World Refugee Day in Kakuma Refugee Camp. She loves traveling the world, meeting people and laughing in her spare time. 

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Alden Alexander


Associate Producer / Production Coordinator

Alden Alexander


Associate Producer / Production Coordinator

Alden Alexander

Associate Producer / Production Coordinator

Though a native North Carolinian, Alden spent summers working in the seaside village of Stonington, CT restoring, racing, cleaning, and playing on sailboats. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007, she started a full-time career on the sea as a sailor in the UK, Europe, Caribbean, and North America. Racing and delivering yachts both on and offshore, Alden obtained her USCG 100-Ton Captain’s License and continues to sail in her personal time.
 
Joining the “real world” in 2010, Alden moved to Chicago and began work at a private equity firm in investor relations, market research, and analytics where she discovered an affinity for real estate. When she made the jump to NYC in 2013, she remained in the real estate sector, focusing on tenant and landlord representation, and operations and project management.
 
Becoming a member of the redfitz team in 2017, she brought with her a background in client services, management, punctiliousness, perspicacity, and adventure seeking.

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Jacob Krupnick


Director / Cinematographer

Jacob Krupnick


Director / Cinematographer

Jacob Krupnick

Jacob Krupnick is a filmmaker and photographer from Brooklyn, New York. He spent high school in a dark room, working as an official United Nations photographer. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Sociology and Economics, with a thesis on the history of the shopping mall, he began working as an apprentice to art photographer Thomas Struth, and spent several years traveling around the world to make photographs for exhibition.

Inspired by music and the opportunity to collaborate with a handful of amazing dancers, in 2011 Krupnick directed the feature-length dance film Girl Walk // All Day, which was shot in the streets and public spaces around New York. The film was an international sensation, screening at over thirty film festivals and at hundreds of interactive events, inspiring dance parties at music festivals, Icelandic fjords, from the oldest church in Manhattan to a 60-foot inflatable screen on Coney Island. This was the birth of Wild Combination, a film production studio driven to tell intimate stories in unconventional ways. 

Jacob now directs and produces films on a regular basis for the NY Times Magazine, and his clients include Intel, Adobe, Converse, Airbnb, PEN America, Of A Kind, Brilliant Bicycles, Brooks Brothers, and The City of New York. He's currently working on a range of personal and commercial projects.

Jacob is always looking for ways to defy the obvious, and create authentic, original stories for brands, artists, and musicians.

Website
wildcombination.com

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Chris Keener


Director / Producer

Chris Keener


Director / Producer

Chris Keener

Chris Keener, aquarius, and principal of Goldenbear, has been producing and directing broadcast quality films in the DC area for the past 5 years, and working in the industry bi-coastally for a lucky 13.

Chris and the Goldenbear specialize in short-form online and viral video. People-centric storytelling is the target for all their projects. Humor, heart, musicality, and top-notch aesthetic make up the quiver.  Clients have included National Geographic Channel, Discovery Production Group, Travel Channel, TMG Custom Media, Pulsar Advertising, The Woodrow Wilson Center, The Corcoran Art Museum, DC Arts Commission, and then some.

They've worked on everything from feature film, to ad campaigns, museum promotions, fine art collaborations, broadcast television, narrative films, feature documentaries, pitch reels, and corporate identities.

Website
goldenbear.tv

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Eliza Fitzhugh


Senior Designer

Eliza Fitzhugh


Senior Designer

Eliza Fitzhugh

Eliza was born and raised in the grand metropolis of Montpelier, Vermont (yup, you're right, that is the only state capitol without a McDonalds), and is just a tad obsessed with the Green Mountain State. She was able to free herself from that obsession long enough to venture out west for a four-year stint at Colorado College, where she instead obsessed over slides in dark rooms (aka Art History). She then moved even further west to San Francisco, where she worked in corporate marketing. Ultimately, it was that marketing job that convinced her to pursue a MFA in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design (aka RISD). The three grad school years were definitely the most intense, grueling and rewarding experience of her life.

Eliza currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as a Senior Designer at SYPartners in Manhattan. She spends her days dreaming up fresh, interactive, meaningful ways to display graphic design in a 3-dimensional space (aka exhibit design). Oh, and she loves it!

IMDb
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Websites
elizafitzhugh.com