Director, Writer, Camera
Susanna Knittel’s career as a filmmaker, writer and photo journalist spans 30 years in Europe and in the United States. Upon arriving in America, she directed the first short documentary on the Bohemian Grove. She also produced and directed Freebase, and The Legacy: Tale of Life After Death as well as Homeless. She assisted Robert Frank in "This song for Jack".
Her articles and photographs have been published in various European publications.
Her essay on Chasing Ice was recently published in Grantmakers in the Arts.
As an educator concerned with the inner life of children, she was part of a pilot project introducing Council in Schools, a program which now benefits thousands of children in the United States and Europe. For the International Peacemakers, she brought Council to Israel, Poland, Italy and other European countries.
Impelled by the culture's rapid loss of connection with nature and the body, she returned to her first medium. Knittel was raised in Switzerland. She holds a diploma in child psychology and worked at the Jung Clinic in Zürich. She studied Film at San Francisco College, is a teacher of Somatics and divides her time between Santa Monica and Switzerland. www.susanna-knittel.com
A native of New York City; lives in Woodstock by way of Los Angeles.
Career in Motion Pictures as:
Producer: Dylan’s, Reynaldo & Clara, Great Balls Of Fire, Single White Female, Kiss of Death, Homecoming
Director: Destiny Turns On The Radio
Co-Screenwriter: Great Balls Of Fire, Band Of The Hand, Uncovered
Source Music: Barfly, Breathless, Single White Female and Great Balls of Fire
Many other productions as Assistant Director
Novelist: The Hollywood Guy
Always a photographer.
Michael W. Barnard has been making films, artworks, and music since his teenage years. From 1971 - 1978 Barnard worked as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s filmmaker, ultimately designing building and operating acomplete film production and editorial/lab facility for the TM organization. In 1980 Barnard established the Santa Monica-based filmproduction and fine art company - Barnard Productions - which eventually became BoltPIX Studios. BoltPIX Studios is a boutique shop that handles all aspects of film production and post-production, as well creation and production of visual art works, including large scale fine-art archival inkjet printing. Michael works in the film business as a Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, and Editor. He has made award-winning features, documentaries, commercials and music videos in locations around the world.
Veronica Garcia received her BA in Film and Electronic Media from Long Beach State in 2010. She's a documentary filmmaker/editor and has worked on various projects over the years. She is currently employed at Abominable Pictures on Childrens Hospital 6 as a post production coordinator and completing her own film A Place Called Home.
Erin Desmond is an artist who works in photography, performance and video. She enjoys staging encounters that challenge personal boundaries and facilitate connection. She received her BA in Art from UCLA in 2010 and MFA in Photography from Yale in 2014. She lives and works in Los Angeles.