Writer, Director, Producer
Lifelong actor, producer and director, Alex Winter started as a child actor on Broadway and came to prominence in the wildly popular BILL AND TED franchise. Winter has directed two narrative features: cult classic FREAKED for 20th Century Fox and FEVER, which screened at Cannes. His TV credits range from MTV’s THE IDIOT BOX to Emmy-nominated work for Cartoon Network, two Ben 10 films, as well as numerous music videos.
Winter’s VH1 rock Doc DOWNLOADED world-premiered at SXSW. The documentary featuring Napster’s Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning has earned nationwide critical acclaim at theatrical and festival screenings, including “Fascinating”—The New York Times; “Incisive”—Entertainment Weekly; and "So relevant to today’s tech industry it’s unnerving"—WIRED. The film is available to stream on Netflix and AOL and made its VH1 debut in 2014.
Marc Schiller, Founder and CEO of BOND Strategy and Influence, is an accomplished advertising and marketing executive with decades of industry and entrepreneurial knowledge, in the areas of digital marketing, brand strategy, corporate consulting, cultural curation and public relations.
Marc’s relentless focus on social media and how people connect through technology is a signature of his career. Prior to launching BOND (formerly known as Electric Artists), Marc served as Corporate Vice President of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. where he pioneered music and entertainment content on the internet to create a multi-platform presence for the brand. Before joining the House of Blues, Marc developed motion pictures for Warner Brothers, TNT, and 20th Century Fox.
Glen Zipper is a founding partner with Zipper Brothers Films and formerly the Head of Documentary Features for Exclusive Media’s Spitfire Pictures.
In addition to producing the Academy Award®-winning documentary UNDEFEATED, Glen recently produced the non-fiction horror film THE NIGHTMARE for director Rodney Ascher ("ROOM 237"), which premiered at this year's Sundance FIlm Festival.
Also, Glen is producing the upcoming films A FASTER HORSE for director David Gelb (“JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI”), THE UNTITLED HERBALIFE DOCUMENTARY for director Ted Braun (“DARFUR NOW”), and executive producing ALL THINGS MUST PASS, Colin Hanks’ directorial debut exploring the story of Tower Records and its larger than life founder Russ Solomon.
Glen’s prior additional credits include Billy Joel’s THE LAST PLAY AT SHEA, the Grammy Award®-winning FOO FIGHTERS BACK AND FORTH and the Formula 1 documentary ONE narrated by Michael Fassbender. Glen was also the Executive in Charge of Production on Martin Scorsese’s Emmy Award®-winning GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD.
Seth Gordon is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor. He has produced and directed both for film and television, including for PBS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Staff 1% for Development Fund.
Gordon attended Yale University where he studied architecture until leaving in 1997 to teach high school for six months in small village of Shimanyiro, Kenya. While there he helped secure United Nations financing to finish construction of a school, and began filming what would eventually become the documentary BUILDING SHIMANYIRO. Upon returning to Yale, Gordon taught himself how to edit his footage on an Avid editing machine. Later, he helped shoot Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's Dixie Chicks documentary SHUT UP & SING and after producing two films, he gained prominence with his documentary THE KING KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS.
Gordon has since directed the major motion pictures, HORRIBLE BOSSES and IDENTITY THIEF. He has also served in producing roles on the documentaries PRINT THE LEGEND, MITT, FREAKONOMICS and the Academy Award® winning UNDEFEATED.
Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED and a former staff writer for Forbes, focusing on technology, information security, and digital civil liberties. His Forbes story on WikiLeaks and the future of information leaks in late 2010 was the first magazine cover story to feature Julian Assange. Deep Web will be based in part on material from his first book, This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free The World’s Information, which was selected as an Editor’s Choice in 2012 by The New York Times Book Review. In 2013, he became the only journalist to interview the secretive administrator of the Silk Road black market known as the Dread Pirate Roberts. And his Forbes cover story later that year on data mining firm Palantir was selected as a Gerald Loeb Award finalist for best magazine feature.
DAN SWIETLIK, ACE
Dan started his prolific editing career assisting on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” video. He was an editor on the Academy Award winning Al Gore documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film earned him the 2007 American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Documentary – one of the film’s many accolades – and captivated audiences around the world. The following year, he won the 2008 American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Documentary for his work on Michael Moore’s Oscar-nominated film “Sicko.”
Dan has continued to work on exceptional documentaries. Projects include “Holy Wars” directed by Stephen Marshall, “Re:Generation” directed by Amir Bar-Lev, and “Fed Up” (Official Selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival) directed by Stephanie Soechtig. Dan recently wrapped “Happy Valley” (about the iconic Joe Paterno, former head coach of Penn State University’s football team), a documentary feature directed by Amir Bar-Lev.
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