Biographies

Jay Childs, Director

Jay is principal of JBC Film Group and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, was at the rallies, press conferences, in the aisles and at the protesters’ encampment all summer long. He has been producing thoughtful programs for television and corporate clients for more than two decades. His most recent documentaries, Communities and Consequences and Caring for Mo, have been seen on public television and in theatres, and have won numerous awards at festivals in New England and beyond.

Melissa Paly, Producer

A principal at CrossCurrent Communications, Melissa has been producing documentary video about challenging environmental, health and social issues for broadcast, education, outreach, training and marketing for more than 20 years. She has produced two films, Livable Landscapes and Front Wards, Back Wards, in partnership with ITVS that have aired on public television around the country. Her work has won many awards at festivals in the US and abroad.

Barbara MacLeod, Associate Producer

Barbara is also a principal at CrossCurrent Communications and a veteran journalist with more than 20 years as reporter and anchor at stations in Boston and around New England. She has won numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow awards for her in-depth coverage of important and sensitive topics.

Erik Angra, Editor

Erik Angra is an Emmy-award winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. Angra began his career documenting the struggles and exploits of punk musicians touring across the US. His imagery has since appeared in several dozen television documentaries, commercials and music videos that have been broadcast on nearly every major network and cable station in the US. Angra recently completed editing and partially filming the Ken Burns film “Righteous Among Us” starring Tom Hanks and Marina Goldman.