ED ASKINAZI (Director)
For the past 20 years, ED ASKINAZI's work has been broadcast and shown in film festivals around the world. His last independent film,“ Harold & Hiroshi,” was shown in over a dozen international film festivals throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and won the Jury Prize at the 23rd Annual New York Exposition of Short Film and Video.

Currently a Producer for Public Television in Washington, DC, Ed has worked professionally in film & video post-production since 1985. He has edited more than two dozen children’s programs shown on Home Box Office, Showtime, PBS and home video, including the Cable Ace award-winner “Ira Sleeps Over” and the Emmy-nominated “Whitewash.” He also edited the award-winning film, The Dead Boys’ Club, now in distribution by Frameline, and is the author of five full-length screenplays, including Dancing on Tisha B'Av, a semifinalist in America's Best Screenplay Competition.
VICTOR BUHLER is the director and cinematographer of five documentaries, including the award-winning Warren Street, which has won top prizes at the London Film Festival, the British Short Film Festival, and the Columbus International and Humboldt International Film Festivals. He was also the cinematographer on Orient Express, a documentary for ZDF (German television); the Disovery Channel's "Amazing America;" and the HBO series "Families," directed by R. Cutler and David Van Taylor. “Rikers High”, a feature documentary that he shot and directed, premieres on Showtime later this year. He also recently created “Lone Star”, a dramatic series for Fox Television.
GIL TALMI (Composer)
At only 36 years of age, Gil Talmi is a world-renowned Emmy nominated composer. His music can be heard in a variety of films, documentaries, television programs, TV commercials, Theatre and Dance productions.

Throughout his life Gil studied composition with his father, Yoav Talmi. At UCLA he studied film composition with Ian Krouse and the late David Raksin. From there, he was snapped up by Paramount/Viacom. He wrote music for many of their TV shows. Gil also contributed to the Paramount music library and it is from here that his music has been selected for such shows as “Jag”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “A&E Biography”.

This bright beginning led him to work on countless films, documentaries, television and commercial projects. His long-form credits include, among others, “Love Is Strange” – Lifetime, “Fabulous Fenway” – Tribute Films and “The Golddigger’s Rush” – Independent. In addition, Gil has a longstanding relationship with Afikim Productions. His work with them includes “Jordan: The River Of Life”, 3rd prize winner of the New York Film Festival. Gil was also nominated for a “National News and Documentary Emmy Award” for his work on “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather”

In the realm of Theatre, Gil has written music for such productions as “12th Night” (Neurotic Young Urbanites, Los Angeles), “The Sky Over Nineveh” (HERE Arts Center, NYC) and “The Magic Metro Card” (The Paddywack Players, NYC), to name but a few.

Gil’s most recent work includes music for the feature film “Yu-Gi-Oh” for Warner Bros., a TV series for Bravo called “TV Revolutions”, “The Royal Mummy”, a documentary for Nova/PBS and the current Yahoo “Life Engine” campaign. Gil also just completed music for HBO’s HD|TV campaign for 2005.