Jack Bushell, Alex Herz, Madeline O’Hara
Jack Bushell was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. By the age of 19, he premiered his first documentary film at Patagonia, receiving multiple awards. His work has been featured on featured on Good Morning America, NPR, New York Times, NBC, and ABC. He received an award from Cliff Bar for his latest documentary film, "From the Golden Gate to The Farallones". He was later presented with The Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award from award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. He shot the film “A Normal Life” which has been showcased in film festivals throughout the world, including the Heartland Film Festival and the Knoxville Film Festival, where it won 3rd place narrative feature. In 2018, the film recently secured a distribution deal with Indie Rights, with a VOD release on Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube, as well as a limited theatrical release at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood from March 23-29. He is currently a producer and director at a production company in Los Angeles called Glass and Marker.

Alex Herz is an award-winning writer, director & editor and has loved films and filmmaking from a very early age. His passion is to make movies about those who don’t often have their stories told. Alex's first feature film, "A Normal Life," was independently produced at age 19 and subsequently picked up for distribution by Indie Rights Films. The screenplay for the film was selected to be a part of the Core Collection at the Library of the Academy of Arts & Sciences. Alex is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a degree in Radio, Film, and TV.

Madeline O’Hara is a Los Angeles native who graduated from Emerson College with a BFA degree in Film Production, and a concentration in Directing in May of 2017. She currently works at NCIS: LA in the Production Office as an assistant. She wrote, directed, and produced her BFA thesis film, “Raymond”, which has since premiered and has been screening throughout the nation. She was the recipient of the 2017 Visual and Media Arts distinguished Jeff Arch (’76) Screenwriting Award, selected by the screenwriting faculty, to recognize ‘a graduating senior who has demonstrated talent, dedication, and excellence in the art of writing for the screen’, for which she was extremely honored. Since, she had written and directed “Dear Parker”, which is currently circulating in the festival world, and she is looking forward to writing and directing her next project this upcoming May.


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