The Filmmakers


Carrie-LozanoCarrie Lozano is an award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is currently a consultant for independent documentary filmmakers, the Bay Area Video Coalition, and U.C. Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. Prior to that she was executive producer of documentaries at Al Jazeera America and senior producer of the network’s Emmy and Peabody-winning series Fault Lines. Among other work, she produced the Academy Award nominee The Weather Underground, which premiered at Sundance and aired on Independent Lens; live-performance documentary Utopia in Four Movements, which premiered at Sundance in 2010 and produced and directed the Student Academy Award winning film Reporter Zero, which aired on MTV LOGO and premiered at Berlin. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and was a post-graduate fellow with the Investigative Reporting Program. Her current film, The Ballad of Fred Hersch, is premiering in 2016.



Born in France, Charlotte Lagarde is a filmmaker whose work has aired on PBS series POV and Independent Lens, the Sundance Channel, HBO, and been exhibited at MASS MoCA. She is a Sundance, BAVC and Camargo Foundation fellow. Her latest project Colonial White premiered in the exhibit The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness at The Kitchen in June 2018.

Lagarde studied documentary film at Stanford and has made over twenty films. The feature-length documentary she directed about the Hawaiian surfing legend, Rell Sunn, Heart of the Sea, was broadcast in over 30 countries and won numerous awards including the PBS Independent Lens Audience Award and Best Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Her most recent documentary The Ballad of Fred Hersch premiered at the 2016 Full Frame Film Festival.

Lagarde’s short film, Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems, premiered in the exhibition Explode Every Day: an Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder at MASS MoCA and has been exhibited recently in Tbilisi, Georgia. Bervin and Lagarde are currently collaborating on a new project filmed in Suzhou, China, titled Su Hui’s Reversible Poem.

Her producing credits include Shaleece Haas’ Real Boy (PBS/IL 2017), Deann Borshay Liem’s In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (PBS/POV 2010) and Carrie Lozano’s Academy award-winning Reporter Zero, which premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival.


Warwick MeadeBorn and bred in New Zealand, Warwick Meade has been working as a video editor in television and film for 20 years. His work has been awarded an Emmy, a Peabody, and an Alfred I duPont Award, among many others. From daily news and current affairs at Television New Zealand to International documentaries for Al Jazeera English, he has worked across the world in a range of programming and has been lucky enough to make films with some of the best television talent there is.


Andy SchockenAndy Schocken is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer living in Brooklyn, NY. Song of Lahore, his producing and directing debut, premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and IDFA, and was acquired by Broad Green Pictures for theatrical release. He was a co-producer and cinematographer for The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, which was nominated for an Academy Award and aired on HBO. His cinematography credits include recently released documentaries such as A Lego Brickumentary, Very Semi-Serious, First Position, and Gerhard Richter Painting. His corporate clients include Apple, Facebook, and Etsy. Andy holds a Masters degree in documentary filmmaking from Stanford University and a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


OctavioOctavio Warnock-Graham is a documentary film producer and cinematographer. He is the founder of Octave Films in New York City, a production company promoting radical social change through non-fiction storytelling. While attending City College of New York’s MFA film program he was honored with a Student Academy Award and won Best Documentary, Best Director and received The Seymour H. Bricker Humanitarian Award at the 28th College Television Awards. He produced the independent short film Silences, an official selection at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and has won best documentary or best short documentary at over a half dozen film festivals including the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Silences aired in the United States on B.E.T. and internationally on the Al Jazeera network. Octavio worked as cinematographer on Emmy winning director Greta Schiller feature documentary No Dinos in Heaven and provided early cinematic support for Angad Bhalla’s film Herman’s House, which went on to win the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming. Octavio currently produces and edits segments for multiple popular television series on behalf of the largest university-run station in the country reaching more than 7.5 million households nationwide.


Robert_ArnoldRobert Arnold is a filmmaker, editor, and colorist based in San Francisco. His 2007 feature documentary, The Key of G, won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and aired nationally on PBS. The Exchange (2016), his new narrative feature, will be premiering at festivals this Spring. His editing credits include Last Day of Freedom (2015), which has been nominated for an Academy Award, and Families are Forever (2013), which premiered at the Frameline Festival. His work as a colorist can be seen in The Overnighters (2015), Hotel 22 (2014), Interior.Leather.Bar (2013), Slomo (2013), Top Spin (2014), and The Immortalists (2014), among others. Robert studied Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley; Film Production at San Francisco State University; and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.


JamesLeBrechtJames LeBrecht is the founder of Berkeley Sound Artists, an audio postproduction house, located inside the Zaentz Center in Berkeley, California. Known as a skillful sound designer and mixer, LeBrecht’s work can be heard in films that have played on HBO and PBS, and screened at film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, South by Southwest, True/False and Berlin. BSA was proud to be the sound house for The Blood of Yingzhou District, which won the Academy Award for short documentary in 2006. Other credits include The Waiting Room, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Daughter From Danang, Have You Heard From Johannesburg, We Were Here and Audrie and Daisy.

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