Brittany Huckabee lived in West Virginia for more than a year while filming THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN.
Her filmmaking experience spans more than a decade and includes principal credits on five documentaries and two weekly series that were broadcast nationally on PBS, including the three-hour documentary series HEAVEN ON EARTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF SOCIALISM (2005). She is the founder of Version One Productions, Inc., and served as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at WGBH, Boston’s award-winning PBS station. THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN is her first independent film project.
Brittany grew up in Colorado and Texas and now lives in New York.
Gabriel Goodenough began his career as a camera assistant on narrative feature film and television projects such as A BEAUTIFUL MIND, THE SOPRANOS, THE WEST WING, OZ and HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS, and advanced to the position of camera operator on the HBO series UNSCRIPTED.
He has served as the Director of Photographer or Camera Operator on a variety of projects for outlets including The Learning Channel, Discovery Television and PBS. Most recently, he was the Director of Photography for THE LEARNING, an ITVS-funded documentary directed by Ramona Diaz, and for an untitled film about the Brazilian Carnivale.
Gabriel is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television. He is currently on assignment in Louisville, KY, where he is filming a project about homicide detectives.
Kareem Roustom is an award-winning composer who has created music for film, television, the concert hall and album projects.
Steeped in the musical traditions of the Arab Near East and trained in Western music, Kareem is a musically bi-lingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging from the Philadelphia Orchestra to Shakira. An active composer of film music, he has scored a number of short and feature-length films, and his score for the award-winning documentary ENCOUNTER POINT earned him the Best Musical Score Award at the 2006 Bend International Film Festival.
Most recently, he composed the musical score for AMREEKA, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Kareem lives in Providence, RI, with his wife and daughter.
Ann has worked on various independent documentaries, including SECRECY and TODAY THE HAWK TAKES ONE CHICK. She was recognized with a national award from the Asian American Journalists Association in 2008 for her radio memoir about a family trip to North Korea for Public Radio International’s THE WORLD.
She is also co-editor of Global Values 101, a collection of interviews with activists, including Howard Zinn and Amy Goodman, on how individuals can contribute to global change.
Currently Ann is co-directing MATCH+, a documentary about a doctor in India who is also a matchmaker for her HIV+ patients.
Bill Anderson has been credited in more than one hundred theatrical and broadcast film productions. As a film editor he has worked for more than 30 years on dramatic and documentary features, serving apprenticeships in New York in the 1970s with Dede Allen, Alan Heim, Steve Rotter and other masters of the craft.
In Boston, he has worked on the PBS series NOVA, WORLD, AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, as well as dozens of independent productions, including TRACES OF THE TRADE (2007), KING CORN (2006), SWEET OLD SONG (2001) and THE JEW IN THE LOTUS (1997).
Bill has received several Emmy nominations for Best Documentary Editing and in 1997 was honored by his peers with the American Cinema Editors ACE Eddy for his work on Al Pacino’s documentary, LOOKING FOR RICHARD.
A graduate of the Department of Motion Pictures at the University of California, Los Angeles, he has taught the history, technique, ethics and aesthetics of film editing in several schools and workshops.
Bill and his wife Cat live in Boston. They are empty-nesters with three grown children and an old dog who so far has not had any better offers.
James Rutenbeck is an independent producer and editor. He is recipient of the 2009 Du Pont Columbia Journalism Award for his work as producer for the PBS series UNNATURAL CAUSES. His half-hour episode, Not Just A Paycheck, examines the health consequences of the loss of 3000 jobs in a rural Michigan county.
James’s editing credits include over fifty films for PBS, BBC, Channel Four (UK), Discovery Channel and Showtime. They include the ALMA award-winning Roberto Clemente for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Emmy award-winning Siamese Twins for NOVA and the groundbreaking PEOPLE OF THE SHINING PATH for Britain's Channel Four. These films have won Peabody, Du Pont-Columbia and other honors and awards.
James’s new independent film Scenes from a Parish premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in April 2009.
He received a Master of Science in Visual Arts from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984, where he studied filmmaking with cinema-verité pioneer Richard Leacock. www.jamesrutenbeck.com