The Team

 
 
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Christine Yoo, Director / Writer / Producer

Christine Yoo is a hybrid creative - a director, producer and writer of narrative and nonfiction in feature films, television and short formats. Her long form has been distributed worldwide by Warner Brothers, NBC-Universal, Amazon, Spike and Fuji TV. She is best known for directing, producing and writing the independent feature, Wedding Palace, sponsored by LG Mobile, Hyundai, Korean Air and Forever 21, and enjoyed a 14-week US theatrical engagement; and writing the anime series Afro Samurai, starring Samuel L. Jackson.

 
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Hella Winston, Research / Writer / Consulting Producer

Hella Winston is a sociologist and investigative journalist. She has held post-doctoral research fellowships at Johns Hopkins, Princeton and UMass Amherst and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She is the author of Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels (Beacon: 2005) and the co-author of Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the 21st Century (Metropolitan: 2016).

 
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Crispy, Executive Producer

Crispy is an entrepreneur, comedian, and filmmaker.  In her computer software career she worked as the Director of Technology and Production for Disney’s abc.com, oscars.com, and oprah.com, and as a Senior Software Engineering Project Manager for the worldwide e-commerce presence for Apple, Inc.  As co-president of the Women at Apple group, she created programs and mentored women in technology.  She co-founded the iTri club at Apple to connect triathletes and completed her first triathlon in 2008.

 
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Carolyn Mao, Producer

Carolyn Mao has worked as a line producer for Scott Free, MTV, Sony, and Indiewire. Mao is a Film Independent Producing Fellow, Fast Track participant, and Tribeca All Access grant recipient for her second feature, You And Me Both, in development with writer/director Jennifer Suhr and producer/actress Constance Wu (Fresh Off The Boat). Mao is a OneFifty Artist, Time Warner’s incubator committed to discovering and investing in upcoming talent.

 
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Sara Jane Sluke, Writer

Sara Jane Sluke is a television writer and producer of non-fiction and reality programming. Her work has appeared on ABC, Fox, CW, National Geographic, History Channel, MTV, Spike, Bio and Lifetime. Previously, she was a writer of children’s television, and is the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dealing With Stress for Teens and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Surviving Peer Pressure for Teens, both published by Alpha Books.

 
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Cliff Traiman, Director of Photography

Cliff Traiman is an award-winning Director of Photography and Filmmaker with over twenty years of industry experience. With a background in English literature and still photography, Cliff brings a storyteller’s perspective to his craft, shooting everything from national spots to feature film. His clientele includes Apple, Google, Facebook, NBC, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, and the San Francisco Giants.

 
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Zahava Hirsch, Production Assistant / Social Media Manager

Currently pursuing possible degrees in medicine, biology, women's studies, religion and/or engineering, Zahava Hirsch is a proud graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College. She brings her fierce, righteous indignation to everything she does and her incredible natural talent has left its indelible mark on this project and the criminal justice system. Zahava is not a fan of physical exertion so running is somewhat foreign to her, yet she was a big hit with the inmates.