Film Credits

“We are the first camerawomen in Afghanistan – because we want!”
Mehria Aziz, Camerawoman (Kabul, Afghanistan)

“It's a line of work that must be done with passion--and it's a lifetime choice.”
Caroline Champetier, AFC (Paris, France).

“My best experience behind the camera happened in Iraq in 2002, when we went to Iraqi Kurdistan to work on the feature film "Exorcism"-- the first feature film made after their declaration of independence.”
Rosette Ghaderi,
Director of Photography (Tehran, Iran)

“I didn’t go into camera work because I wanted to be a camera technician.  It was because I have a strong, visual eye and I want to use it.”
Kristin Glover DP’ing and directing Ah Paris! (1987)

In memoriam,
Sandra Butler,
Videographer
(1943-2006)
and daughter Ola
“When my daughter was born, she needed open-heart surgery... When push came to shove, I had a daughter who was sick, and I needed a job with a health plan:  you have to join a union.   At Local 16, I was the first woman on the Executive Board.”

Margery Ordway, Union Crank-Turner, Morosco Studios (Hollywood - 1916)

“There were a few meetings of the Association of Austrian Cinematographers, and in discussions the word cameramen was always used.  One time I took  the opportunity to say loudly, ‘camerawomen... cameraWOMEN’  Later, my colleagues changed their vocabulary. Tthey started to use the expression, ‘people behind the camera.’"
Astrid Heubrandtner, AAC, Producer/Camerawoman (Vienna, Austria)

SrtaEhler

Adriana and Delores Ehlers were active as camerawomen and directors in Mexico, shooting and directing for their newsreel company, Revista Ehlers from 1922 to 1931.

From the Heart Productions
presents

A Rafael Film Production

WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA

For a complete list of credits, please refer to the film itself.


Executive Producer:
Vanessa H. Smith

Associate Producers:
Reseda Mickey
Vanessa H. Smith

Editor:
Katey Bright

Written, Directed and Produced by:
Alexis Krasilovsky


THE INTERVIEWS:

Afghanistan
Unit Producer: Ariana Delawari
Interviewers:
Ariana Delawari
Setara Delawari
Interviewees:
Marie Ayub
Mehria Aziz
Additional Footage by
AÏNA
RAWA

Australia
Unit Producer: Erika Addis
Camera/Interviewer:  Erika Addis
Interviewee:  Jan Kenny, ASC

Austria
Unit Producer/Interviewer: Herbert Krill
Camera:  Eva Testor, AAC
Interviewee:
Astrid Heubrandtner, AAC

Canada
Camera/Interviewer: Alexis Krasilovsky
Additional Camera: Holly Craine
Interviewees:
Zoe Dirse, CSC
Joan Hutton, CSC

China
Unit Producer/Interviewer: Angus E. McNelis
Camera: Sheila Pinkel

Special Thanks to:
China Central Television
Dr. Justine Su, China Institute, CSUN
Chen Jin Ti
Mei Wu
Tan Yanrong, Film Archivist

Interviewees:
Shu Shi Jun
Chen Jin Ti
and:
Zhao Yan
Yu Lu Hua
Cui Shu Feng
Zhou Kun

Additional footage by:
Khalid Ali
Omar Ali
Prisca Bouchet
Echo Zhu Di

 England
Unit Producer/Interviewer: Vanessa Smith
Camera: Vanessa Smith, Katie Swain
Interviewees:
Sue Gibson, BSC
Nancy Durham
Nancy McKenna

Unit Producer/Interviewer/Camera: Madelyn Most
Interviewee:  Sue Gibson, BSC

France
Unit Producer/Interviewer/Camera:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewee:  Agnès Varda
Production Assistant:  Thomas Finney

Unit Producer/ /Interviewer/Camera:
Madelyn Most
Interviewee:
Agnès Godard, AFC

Germany
Unit Producer/Interviewer/Camera:
Jakobine Motz
Interviewee:  Sonja Rom

India
Mumbai:
Unit Producer: Meenakshi Shedde

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Meenakshi Shedde
Camera: Divya Pande
Interviewee: Ashok Mehta

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Anuja Ghosalker
Camera:  Divya Pande
Interviewees:
Priya Seth Rao
Vishnu Rao
M. Shanti
Amitabh Singh

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Divya Pande
Camera: Alexis Krasilovsky
Additional Camera: Divya Pande
Interviewee:  Nirmal Jani

Chennai:
Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera: Sabeena Gadihoke
Assistant Director/Additional Camera: Rani Breslow
Interviewee: Vijayalakshmi

Delhi:
Interviewer/Camera: Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewee: Sabeena Gadihoke

Ahmedabad:
Unit Producer/Camera: Tavishi Alagh
Additional Camera: Alexis Krasilovsky
 Video SEWA
Interviewee:  Ela Bhatt

Unit Producer:  Jalni Haria
Unit Director/Camera:  Video SEWA
Interviewee:  Leelaben Paben

Iran
Unit Producer: Mona Kasra
Interviewee: Rosette Ghaderi

Japan
Unit Producer/Interviewer: Dr. Kiseko Minaguchi
Camera:  Yoshiko Osawa
Interviewee: Akiko Ashizawa, JSC

Mexico

Mexico City:
Unit Producer/Camera/Interviewer: Hilda Mercado, AMC
Cutaways: Pablo Ramirez Duron
Interviewee: Celiana Cardenas

Puerto Vallarta:
Production Coordinator: Irma Lucia Quiroz
Interviewer: Alexis Krasilovsky
Camera: Jose G. Curiel
Additional Camera: Hugo Lynn
Special Thanks: Hotel Embarcadero Pacifico
Interviewee:  Brianne Murphy, ASC

New Zealand
Unit Producer/Interviewer: Dr. Harriet Margolis
Camera: Alan Locke
Sound: Mike McCree
Interviewee: Mairi Gunn

Philippines
Unit Producer/Camera/Interviewer: Jasmin Kuhn
Interviewee:  Lee Meily

South Korea
Unit Producer/Interviewer: SunYoung Moon
Camera:  Il-Lan Kim
Interviewee: Byun-Young Joo

Senegal
Unit Producer/Interviewer: Alé Seck
Camera:  El H. Sambi Sarr
Interviewees:
 Aminata Wade
DaourWade

United States:

Los Angeles:
Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Kristin Glover
Interviewees:
Haskell Wexler, ASC
Liz Ziegler

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Mairi Gunn
Interviewee:  Michelle Crenshaw

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Camera:
Kristin Glover
Interviewee: Sarah Pillsbury

Unit Directors/Interviewers:
Jace Rothschild
Ellie Vera
Camera:
Liz Bailey
Interviewee:  Hilda Mercado, AMC

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Camera:
Mary Gonzales
Interviewee:  Teresa Medina, AEC

Unit Director/Camera:
Karin Pelloni
Co-Camera:
Jenny Cousins
Interviewees:
Nancy Schreiber, ASC
Amy Vincent, ASC

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Camera:
Michelle Crenshaw
Parish Rahbar
Susan Walsh
Interviewee:  Kristin Glover

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Camera:
Karin Pelloni
Interviewee:  Mary Gonzales

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Michelle Crenshaw
Interviewee:  Amy Halpern

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Stephanie Martin
Interviewee:  Hilda Mercado, AMC

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Camera:
Vanessa Smith
Interviewee:
Liz Bailey

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewees:
Ariana Delawari
Marina Goldovskaya

Unit Director/Interviewer:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Camera:
Parish Rahbar, Susan Walsh
Interviewees:
Kristin Glover &
Susan Walsh

Interviewers/Sound Recordists:
Liz Bailey, Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewee:  Gloria Allred, Esq.

Unit Director/Camera:  Julie Soller
UCLA footage – 2005

Unit Director/Camera:  Karin Pelloni:
CSUN footage – 2005

Unit/Director/Camera: Karin Pelloni:
Ellen Kuras and crew on location

New York:

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Jendra Jarnagin
Assistant Camera:
Rachael Levine
Interviewee:  Giselle Chamma

Unit Director/Interviewer/DP:
Jendra Jarnagin
Camera Operator:
Denise Bailie

Interviewee:  Ellen Kuras, ASC

Unit Director/Interviewer/DP:
Jendra Jarnagin
Camera Operator:
Denise Bailie

Interviewee:  Lisa Rinzler

Pillow fight:
Lisa Rinzler and
Isabella and Bess Rinzler-Foster
Camera/Interviewer:
Alan Smith
16mm Camera:
Lisa Rinzler
Production footage:
Allen Bain

Unit Director/Interviewer/DP:
Jendra Jarnagin
Camera Operator:
Rachael Levine
Interviewee:  Sandi Sissel, ASC

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Lisa Seidenberg
Interviewee:  Joan Giummo

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewees:
Estelle Kirsh
Ellen Kuras, ASC
Lisa Seidenberg

Additional Camerawork:
Lisa Seidenberg

North Carolina:
Camera: John Jackman
Interviewee: Leslie Hill

San Francisco/Bay Area:
Unit Producer: Siew Hwa Beh
Camera/Interviewer: Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewee:  Jo Carson

Unit Director/Interviewer/Camera:
Alexis Krasilovsky
Interviewees:
Siew Hwa Beh
Sandra Butler
Emiko Omori

Atlanta:
Unit Producer: Jessie Maple Patton
Camera: LeRoy Patton
Interviewee: Jessie Maple Patton
 
Transcriptions:
Anne Allen
Ryan Arciaga
Kelly Browne
Chris Buzzini
Christopher Elam
Mary Anne Fronda
Linda Espitia-Garcia
Jalni Haria
Brigitte Jaul
Ellen Johnson
Bjorn Donald Ko
Mieko Koyama
Michele LeBlanc
Elise Lobenstein
Dr. Kiseko Minaguchi
Sun Young Moon
Deborah Parsons
Parish Rahbar
Jessica Sheeley
Liz Shimkus
Tamala Wattree

Translations:
Anne Allen
Zoia Barrio-Aznar
Miriam Bautista
Linda Espitia-Garcia
Lawrence Gu
Jalni Haria
Mona Kasra
Mieko Koyama
Herbert Krill
Jasmin Kuhn
M’Daya Meliani
Hilda Mercado, AMC
Dr. Kiseko Minaguchi
Sunyoung Moon
Nathalie Perreur
Luis Alberto Sanchez
Mary Schipa-Moussallem
Mei Wu

Researchers:
Mona Kasra
Liz Shimkus
Michele LeBlanc
Sunyoung Moon
 Junie Terrier
Louise Wolfe

Consultants:
Maria Elena de las Carreras
Marti Cuevas
Shane Grunja
Edward Landler
Dr. Phyllis Mael
Mary Schaffer
Eric Sherman
Julia Stein
Thelma Vickroy
Mark Wanamaker
Morrie Warshawski
Judy Branfman

Computer Consultants:
Thomas Ansley
Paul Fontana
Reseda Mickey
Carlos Rodriguez
Eli Sayres

Copyright Consultant:
M. William Krasilovsky, Esq.

Graphic Design Consultants:
Stefan Ahlblad
Louise Wolfe

Editor:
Katey Bright

Additional Editing by:
Noushin Hosseinzadeh
and:
Connie Lantz
Robert Riekeberg
Alan Roberts

Protools Audio Engineer/Mixer
Steven Wohler

Editing Room Supervisor - Digitizing:
Gina Kowerko

Technical/Off-Line Editing Consultant:
Michele LeBlanc

 First Assistant Editor:
Courtney Thomas

Assistant Editors:
Reseda Mickey
Joanne Slama

Assistants to the Director:
Margaret Brookes - London
Holly Craine - Toronto
Divya Pande - Mumbai
Junie Terrier – Paris

Assistants to the Producer:
Chris Buzzini
Jake Schimke

Production Assistant:
Thomas Finney

Interns:
Ryan Arciaga
Miriam Bautista
Dianna Cox
Mary Anne Fronda
Ellen Johnson
Bjorn Donald Ko
Connie Lantz
Parish Rahbar

Film Provided by:
Eastman Kodak

Camera Equipment:
Thomas Ansley
Mary McCormick
Plywood Pictures

Sound Equipment:
Equipment Emporium
Gotham Sound   
Location Sound
Grip Equipment:
Eastern Effects, Inc.

Editing Equipment:
Big Time Motion Picture Co.
Genesis Films
Gina Kowerko
Video Rich

Conversions:
Advanced Video
Point 360

Website:
Laurence Abrams
Jeff Clausen

Original Music by:
Elizabeth Sellers

Additional Music:
Edesio Alejandro
Etta Baker
Sanjay Deshpande
Ming Freeman
Chen Gang
Lawrence Gu
David Gusakov
Ramiro & Renato del Real
Michael Lorimer
Jisoo Park
Tahmoures Pournazeri
Teresa Russell
Edwing Sankey
Howie “Guitar” Smith
Alexandre Stankevicius

Photographs:
Max Aguilera-Wellweg
Kim Gottlieb-Walker
Estelle Kirsh
Hilda Mercado, AMC
LeRoy Patton
Mitzi Trumbo
Cary Weiss
Women in Film & Television – NZ
Jerry Weissman

Production Stills:
Denise Bailie
Amy Halpern
Byron Lichtenstein
Sheila Pinkel

Archival Materials:
Bison Archives
Estelle Kirsh
National Film Board of Canada
STYPyC (Sindicato de Trabajadores,
Tecnicos y Manuales - Mexico City)
UCLA Film Archives


Funding Provided by:

Diana Barrett for The Fledgling Fund

California N.O.W. Foundation

California State University, Northridge:

China Institute
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication
Department of Cinema and Television Arts

The Roy W. Dean Video Award

Walden Trust

Louise Wolfe

Additional Credits:
Graphic Designer (DVD cover):
Frank Taylor
 
DVD Author/Designer:
Katey Bright

Additional Funding Provided by:

Women In Film Foundation Film Finishing Fund
and its National Presenting Sponsor, General Motors Corporation
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