The Team - I wouldn't call it radical. I'd call it enthusiasm for progress.

Writer/Director/Producer

Mary Mazzio

Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film writer/director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly acclaimed award-winning films, TEN9EIGHT, Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie, A Hero for Daisy, and We Are BlackRock. She has recently completed The Apple Pushers, narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton and funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, which was picked up for distribution by Oscilloscope.

TEN9EIGHT was theatrically released in a first-of-its-kind partnership with AMC Theatres (in New York, LA, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Kansas City), and broadcast on BET/Viacom, coinciding with the release of a companion book to the film from Scholastic and a screening at the White House Summit hosted by the US Department of Education and the Library of Congress.  New York Times Columnist, Tom Friedman, said this about the film:  “Obama should arrange for this movie to be shown in every classroom in America. It is the most inspirational, heartwarming film you will ever see.”

THE APPLE PUSHERS (of which, Tracie McMillan of The Atlantic wrote: “emotionally, the film packs a wallop”) was exhibited theatrically on Earth Day in several cities by Whole Foods, followed by a nationwide broadcast on public television’s WORLD channel. The film has had a wide-ranging series of special screenings, including the likes of the Aspen Ideas Festival with Robin Schepper (head of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign); the US Department of Agriculture with Kathleen Merrigan (Deputy Secretary of the USDA) for heads of federal agencies; to pop-up screenings organized by foundations, food policy activists, and policy leaders – all with the goal of sparking creative thinking about how to solve the obesity problem in low income neighborhoods. The film has received coverage in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Fox Business, The Washington Post, Variety, Fast Company, Financial Times, Forbes.com, Bloomberg, MTV.com, EcoSalon, among many others.

A Hero for Daisy was hailed by The New York Times as a “landmark film” and “fantastic” by Sports Illustrated; “remarkable” by NPR; aired nationwide on ESPN, Oxygen, WGBH, and WTSN-Canada; was invited to screen at the Smithsonian, and is in thousands of classrooms across the country. Apple Pie aired nationwide on ESPN to critical acclaim, and was called “illuminating – told with deftness and emotion … priceless” by The New York Times; “fantastic” – NPR, and “excellent” – CNN. For more about Mary’s work, please visit www.50eggs.com.

Director of Photography

Richard Klug

Richard Klug is an award-winning cinematographer. In addition to his work for 50 Eggs Films (Lemonade Stories, we are BlackRock and TEN9EIGHT), Richard has shot commercials for Gillette, ESPN, Hummer, McDonald’s, Hewlett-Packard, Volkswagen and Ocean Spray. His work has won Gold awards at the One Show, Communication Arts, the Telly Awards, the International Film & TV Festival of New York, Boston’s Hatch Awards, Hugo, Cindy and Cine Golden Eagle festivals as well as Minneapolis’ The Show. Richard lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife, Kate. They have two sons, Nate and Sam.

Still Photographer / Additional Cinematography

Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz has been shooting professionally for almost 20 years and has worked on various projects all over the world for National Geographic, Time, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Fortune as well as for numerous corporate and advertising clients. He is a recipient of a World Press Photo Award and has won numerous Addy and Communication Arts awards. He currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two beautiful boys. www.rschultz.com

Editor

Paul Gattuso

Paul has been editing since his Dad threatened he’d have to join the family business if he didn’t get a job soon. So he fled New Jersey for Emerson College, where he found a love for crafting a story from raw footage and big ideas. Paul began his career working for various post houses in Boston and NYC, editing commercials, music videos and cable shows. He opened Paul’s Place Editorial in 1993, and quickly gained a reputation for being an expert craftsman by working on national and local advertising campaigns, documentaries and new media projects with clients such as Volkswagen, Nikon and Comcast. His work has earned Paul Hatch Awards, Telly Awards as well as many sleepless nights. www.paulsplaceedit.com

Composer

Alex Lasarenko

Alex Lasarenko, a classically trained pianist who began playing at the age of three, is a New York-based film scorer and sound remixer who has won critical acclaim for his writing and arranging of original music and vocal remixing. Since founding Tonal Sound in New York City in 2002, Alex has collaborated on a wide range of projects with advertisers, network television, motion pictures, record labels and designers, recently remixing hits for Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta and R. Kelly. He has scored numerous films starring Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Mary Louise Parker and Danny Aiello. Alex has been honored with numerous industry awards for best original music for clients including Audi, Levi’s, Nike, Mercedes Benz, National Geographic, HBO and Volkswagen. Under his hand, Tonal has won awards for its work with HBO, Paramount Studios and The Disney Channel. www.tonalsound.com

Narrated by

Fred Dalton Thompson

 

Featuring

DENIS ALEXANDER
COLIN BROOKS
HILLARY BROOKS
WENDY BROOKS
ANN CAMERON
ALEJANDRO CHAFUEN
FRANK CROTHERS
HEATHER DILL
JEFF EVERETT
JENNIFER FLANAGAN
MARTY FLANAGAN
ELINOR FOLK
MARC FREEDMAN
JOHN GALBRAITH
OWEN GINGERICH
MENA GRIFFITHS
NIDHAL GUESSOUM
ROBERT HERRMANN
LYNN HOLOWESKO
HAROLD KOENIG
AVERY LLOYD
BRUCE MACGOWAN
BARNABY MARSH
MARTIN MARTY
DAVID MCGRATH
GLENN MOSLEY
SCOTT PHILLIPS
STEPHEN POST
WILLIAM PROCTOR
DON REED
JUDY ROLLE-BROWN
BOB RUSSELL
FRANCES SCHAPPERLE
JOHN SCHOTT
MARTIN SELIGMAN
JILL SIDEMAN
JANE SIEBELS
JENNIFER SIMPSON
MARIE SOUDER
CHRISTOPHER TEMPLETON
HANDLY TEMPLETON
HARVEY TEMPLETON
JACK TEMPLETON
LAUREN TEMPLETON
PINA TEMPLETON
PAMELA THOMPSON
CHARLES TOWNES
ROY WILLIAMS
GAIL ZIMMERMAN

Production Crew

Story Editor
Line Producer
BOB FITZGERALD
MICHAEL BOWES
Additional Cinematopgraphy RICHARD SCHULTZ
SEAN GILBERT
MIA BARKER
Unit Project Managers SARA OTTERSTROM
JEFFREY PANGMAN
MARK GRAY
Assistant Camerapersons SEAN GILBERT
MARCOS HERRERA
JAMES SUMNER
CHRISTOPHER CATES
MIKE DAWSON
Data Management Technicians RYAN CZYZEWSKI
JANET HARRAH
Sound Recordists STEVE GRIDER
BRIAN HANISH
MARK ROY
JOHN ZULETA
Gaffers JEFFRY GORDON
JULIAN LORD
JESSE NEWTON
IGOR ALVES
Location Scouts SYDNEY LUNN
SAM MILLIKEN
Production Assistants LORETTA BATTISTONI
JORDAN BRAMLETT
KERRY BROOKES
AMY BROWNE
MAX BUTLER
SEBASTIAN GILBERT
CHRISTIAN GIORDANO
B J LIGHTBURN
DWAYNE LOGAN
JOEL NEUFELD
DAN PACE
TAYLOR PHILLIPS
JOSH ROBERTS
ANTOINE ROLLE
CODY WALTERS
MATTHEW YEAGER
Researchers LORETTA BATTISTONI
KERRY BROOKES
SEBASTIAN GILBERT

Post Production

Colorist BRUCE BOLDEN
Online Editor MATT ROGERS
Sound Engineer GREG MCCLEARY
Sound Design GEOF THURBER
Second Editor TIM KANE
Assistant Editor ANTHONY CIARDELLI
Music Mix and Mastering DAVID LITTLE
Narration Engineer ARCHIE MOORE
Online Facility ENGINE ROOM EDIT
Editorial Facility PAUL’S PLACE
Sound Mix Facility HEART PUNCH STUDIO
Music Facility TONAL
Narration Facility CLEAN CUTS
Main Title Design BREWHOUSE VFX, TYLER HAYWOOD, JOHNNY CHEW
Marketing ELIZABETH KIRK
Legal Services PAUL HARTNETT, ESQ.
Graphic Design ANN THERESA KARASH – THE 47TH
Accounting Services GARY MCDONOUGH
Transcriptions NEW ENGLAND TRANSCRIPT SERVICES

SPECIAL THANKS TO

JAMES HAMILTON, DUKE OF ABERCORN
CLIO MALLIN AND ALYSSA MASLIN
LAUREN TEMPLETON AND SCOTT PHILLIPS
MENA GRIFFITHS AND JUDY ROLLE-BROWN
JULIE WELCH, MITCHELL AREND, MAURIZIO CHEN, DORIS CHOI
SANDER BROOKS
AMY BUTLER
JACQUELINE DENNEY
HENRY FELT
DONALD LEHR
JUDITH MARCHAND, MARY ANN MEYERS AND ROZANNE TARLECKY
R. G. SOLMSSEN
BECKY TEMPLETON
ELLIOT GERSON AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY
LEE BRANNON, TINA GARNER, AND FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
DONNA HUNT AND MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION
MARGIE SULLIVAN
JAY MANSON
JAMIE AND DAISY MAZZIO-MANSON

FOOTAGE and PHOTOS COURTESY OF

GETTY IMAGES
JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS
WENDY BROOKS
KAREN MARSHALL
CLIFFORD SHIRLEY
ROY WILLIAMS
JOHN GALBRAITH
MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION
YALE UNIVERSITY
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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