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Betsy Bayha, Producer, Director, currently works in the Documentary unit at Lucasfilm Ltd.   Her producing credits there include, Robert Graves and the White Goddess, and Ireland: The Power of the Poets both due to be released in 2007. She was Senior Associate Producer for Freedom Machines, which aired on PBS in 2004 and was nominated for a Peabody award.   She was Associate Producer of the PBS documentaries Night Shift and The Workday that Wouldn't Die, which aired in 2002.   Her writing credits include Serendipity , a six-part series for the Discovery Health Channel in 2003.

Yasha Aginsky, Editor, is an independent film-maker, film-worker and film-teacher with more than 30 years of experience.   His work has taken him around the world to such far flung destinations as Mexico, Afghanistan, Cameroon and Japan, and he has edited films on China, Eritrea, Argentina and Russia. He currently divides his time between his home in San Francisco, CA and a rural farmhouse in the Auvergne, in Central France.

Two of his films have received Oscar nominations - Forever Activists and Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. He has made more than twenty films with his partner Carrie d'Inzillo Aginsky winning numerous awards in film festivals. Their film, Les Raisins du Coeur (Wine from the Heart, 2001) is a portrait of a friendly couple of French Catalonian wine-makers over a year in the vines of Collioure and Banyuls, and it won the Grand Prize and three other prizes at the 10th Annual French Wine Film Festival in Perpignan, June, 2003.

Robert Elfstrom, Director of Photography, has been making award-winning films for over three decades. Most recently, he was cinematographer for the Emmy-winning portrait of Lucille Ball, Finding Lucy, which aired on American Masters. Elfstrom produced, directed and shot several episodes of the TBS cable series Portrait of America and National Geographic Explorer. As cinematographer, Elfstrom's work has ranged from the Columbia-Dupont Award winning series, Arabs and Israelis to NOVA and World of Audubon programs. His recent credits include Discovery Channel's Cathedrals of the Sky, and the PBS series Life Beyond Earth.

Beth Custer, Composer, is a San Francisco based composer, performer, bandleader, clarinet teacher, and the proprietress of BC Records.

Her recent soundtrack work includes a season of the cartoon The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat for CBS/Film Roman, as well as many independent films, most notably those of Cathy Crane, Craig Baldwin, Esther Paik, Will Zavala, and Kwon & Iger.

Beth has received many awards including two artist residencies at the Marin Headlands Art Center, a Phyllis Wattis Residency at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, an Isadora Duncan Award, several Meet The Composer and NEA Grants, and a Mcknight Composer Residency.

 

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