S. Leo Chiang (Director/Producer) is a filmmaker based in San Francisco and Taipei. His most recent film, ISLAND IN BETWEEN, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short Film in 2024. His previous film, OUR TIME MACHINE, played at over 50 film festivals worldwide, winning 10 awards, and was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award and a Gotham Award. In 2020, he directed two episodes of the Peabody Award-winning 5-part PBS series, ASIAN AMERICANS, which traces the epic history of Asians in the US over the past 200 years. His other films include Emmy Award-nominated A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, about the rebuilding and transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans (PBS Independent Lens); and OUT RUN, which profiles the only LGBTQ+ political party in the world. Leo has been a Sundance-Time Warner Fellow, a Rockwood JustFilms Fellow, and a Co-Chair of New Day Films. He has served as a mentor/trainer for the Hot Docs CrossCurrent & Blue Ice Fellowships, the CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum, and the CAAM Fellowship. He is the Co-Director of A-Doc, the Asian American Documentary Network, and a documentary branch member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Matt Martin (Editor) is a freelance documentary editor. Matt edited NO IMPACT MAN, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. His other editing credits include UNPRECEDENTED: THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION for Executive Producer Robert Greenwald, episodes of the ACLU FREEDOM FILES, TIME & TIDE: THE ISLANDS OF TUVALU, STRAIGHT ACTING, and NO EXCUSES. Matt’s work has shown theatrically and on PBS, the Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, and Documentary Channel. He attended Middlebury College and has an M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California.

Brittney Shepherd (Associate Producer) is the co-producer of A FRAGILE TRUST (ITVS), about the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal at The New York Times, and a co-creator of the alternate reality news game, Decisions on Deadline. She associate produced S. Leo Chiang’s A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES and MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON. Brittney has produced extensively with the Academy-Award winning director Debra Chasnoff. She has a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Berkeley.

Eva Moss (Associate Producer) has worked on dozens of social issue documentaries. She was an associate producer for Johnny Symons’ ASK NOT and S. Leo Chiang’s A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES and MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON. She is currently the co-producer of the feature-length documentary, GRACE. Her own production company, Between the Lens, is in development on RED, a whimsical look at redheads around the world. Eva holds a B.A. from Smith College in Film and Theater Studies.

Bao Nguyen (Director of Photography) is an emerging filmmaker whose work has played internationally in festivals and museums including MoMA and the Smithsonian. The first feature he produced, ONCE IN A LULLABY, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. He co-produced/DP’ed WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL which won the Grand Jury Prize at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival and will air on PBS in 2013. He earned his BA at NYU and his MFA in Social Documentary Film at SVA.