THE TEAM

KEITH FULTON (Producer/Director) and LOU PEPE (Director/Cinematographer) are directors of both documentary and fiction films and have made movies together for over 20 years.  They are fellows of the Sundance Institute's Writer's and Director's Labs, the Documentary Story & Edit Lab and the Catalyst Forum.

 

Fulton and Pepe’s documentary feature LOST IN LA MANCHA stands as the first and only verité chronicle of the collapse of a major motion picture, was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Documentary, short-listed for the Best Documentary Academy Award, and won the Evening Standard’s Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy. 

 

Their fiction film debut BROTHERS OF THE HEAD was winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature in 2006.  For AMC, the team created the original documentary special MALKOVICH’S MAIL. They are also the authors of numerous screenplays, including THE WIZARDS OF PERFIL, which made the Hollywood Black List in 2007.

 

Fulton and Pepe’s most recent documentary release THE BAD KIDS received the Special Jury Prize for Verité Filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was selected for the American Film Showcase.  It was nominated for both a Peabody Award and an Emmy.
 

LUCY DARWIN (Producer) first worked with Terry Gilliam on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and The Fisher King.  She joined Gilliam for the post production of TWELVE MONKEYS and collaborated with Fulton and Pepe as a producer on the documentary THE HAMSTER FACTOR AND OTHER TALES OF TWELVE MONKEYS.  Darwin was Associate Producer on Rocket Pictures’ WOMEN TALKING DIRTY and Executive Producer on the Irish romantic comedy THE HONEYMOONERS. As Producer of LOST IN LA MANCHA she received BAFTA and European Film Awards nominations.  Darwin went on to produce Woody Allen’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated MATCH POINT. 

MICHAL JACASZEK (Composer) creates electroacoustic music combining electronically prepared sounds with acoustic instruments. Jacaszek collaborates with filmmakers to compose original scores and with directors and producers for live theatre. He also works with other artists, writers and poets in a variety of media including video, visual art, choreography and photography. He has performed his work in festivals across the world including China, Russia, the USA and across Europe. Accolades for his work include the International Documentary Association prize for Best Documentary Soundtrack for THE BAD KIDS. Jacaszek is a member of the Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music and lives in Gdansk, Poland.

Since 1970, JANUS BILLESKOV JANSEN (Supervising Editor) has edited a great many internationally acclaimed feature films and documentaries, and directed numerous Danish documentaries. He has worked with many of the most influential Danish directors of the past 30 years. Most significant has been the lifelong creative relationship with the Academy Award-winning director Bille August. Collaborations include LES MISERABLES (1998), The House of The Spirits (1993), The Best Intentions (1992, Palme d’Or, Cannes) and Pelle the Conqueror (1988, Palme d’Or, Cannes; Academy Award for Best Foreign Film; Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film).

Recent work includes Strong Island (2017, Dir. Yance Ford), The Act of Killing (2012, Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer), The Hunt, (2012, Dir. Thomas Vinterberg), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009, dir. Niels Arden Oplev) and Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (2008, Dir. Anders Østergaard; awarded a.o. the World Cinema Editing Award at Sundance 2009, Joris Ivens Award 2008, Grierson Award 2008, nominated for Academy Award). He teaches editing and narrative development at The National Film School of Denmark. He won The Danish Film Academy Award in 1984, 1988 and 1995 and a Bodil Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

BILL HILFERTY (Editor) is based in Los Angeles and graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a degree in Film and Media Arts. HE DREAMS OF GIANTS is his feature documentary debut.  His first fiction film as editor was the children's narrative, A TIGER'S TAIL (2014). At only 23-years old, he became the go-to editor for Illuminate Media, a boutique production house producing TV pilots and internet comedy.  Hilferty was the full-time assistant editor on Fulton and Pepe's THE BAD KIDS.  He also edited the documentary short, SUMMER'S CHOICE, which was commissioned by The New York Times' Op-Docs and the web series RAGE ROOM which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2019.

NYNEVE LAURA MINNEAR (Editor) is an award-winning film editor and producer. Her recent feature-length work includes 306 HOLLYWOOD, Sundance 2018, the first documentary to premiere in the Next section for Innovative Filmmaking, airing on PBS-POV in 2019; (T)ERROR - winner of a Sundance 2015 Special Jury Award, an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary and a Grand Jury Award at Full Frame. FARMER/VETERAN, ITVS funded and premiering on PBS-Independent Lens in 2017. GIRL WITH BLACK BALLOONS, winner of a Grand Jury Prize at DocNYC and chosen "Best of Fest" at its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. THE LULU SESSIONS, which screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, winning six Best Documentary awards. Nyneve began her career in documentaries working on productions for PBS-Frontline and Nova.