the FILMMAKERS

 
 
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Director/Writer/Producer

Jack C. Newell is an award-winning filmmaker and public artist whose work has been experienced worldwide. He is in post-production on the documentary series, How to Build a School in Haiti, that focuses on the construction of a single elementary school in rural Haiti to try to understand how we can win the fight against global poverty. His previous narrative feature films are Hope Springs Eternal, Open Tables and Close Quarters. He is in development and pre-production on a number of other projects. Jack is the Program Director of The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City, the co-creator of Destroy Your Art, and the co-creator of the public art project, The Wabash Lights.

 
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Editor

David Burkart is a creative editor and camera operator in Chicago, IL. He has created videos for a wide array of clients including Lionsgate Films, The Onion, Metric Coffee Co., Good Beer Hunting and Pitchfork Music Festival. 

 
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Music

Nick Takenobu Ogawa has released 5 studio albums under the moniker Takénobu. The name is a combination of the Japanese Kanji of his father and grandfather’s names and loosely translated means “Iron Will.” Since the release of his first album he has performed internationally in Russia, the Netherlands, France, and Japan for his solo work, and is a touring member of Kishi Bashi. He has composed music for NPR’s Invisibilia and Netflix’s Last Chance U. He is currently writing and recording his 6th studio album set to release in early 2018.