JUDITH EHRLICH - Director
Judith is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-produced and co-directed The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, which was nominated for an Academy Award and Primetime Emmy in 2009. The film won the George Foster Peabody Award , screened at thirteen international festivals, opened in over 100 theaters in the US and was broadcast on eighteen public television networks internationally. Judith also co-produced and directed The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It another ITVS documentary, which tells the story of the men who, guided by principle, took the unpopular position of pacifism during World War II. She is the only filmmaker to twice win the top US awards for history film: the John O’Connor Film History Award, from the American Historical Association, and the Eric Barnouw Award, from the Organization of American Historians.
CHRISTOPHER COLORADO JONES - Founding Producer
Christopher initiated the film in 2013 to capture the stories of draft resisters and the relevance today of their nonviolent victories. Christopher refused to register for the draft in 1967 and was sentenced to a year in Safford Federal Prison. There, he managed to smuggle in a Super 8 movie camera to make a film about being in prison, segments of which appear in this film. Christopher was the founding director of Agape Foundation: Fund for Nonviolent Social Change for seven years, after which he earned a Masters in Social Welfare and Public Health from UC Berkeley. While employed by the State of Washington and King County, he helped increase access to preventive public health services and community health care by poor people and HIV/AIDS clients. Christopher died tragically in an accident in June 2019.
BILL PRINCE - Producer
Bill is a psychiatrist who has spent his career in public health. He was born and raised in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, graduated from Yale University and Emory University School of Medicine, and lived in Seattle, Washington, for almost thirty years. He feels that democracy is not a status but rather a struggle, and that citizen action is more likely than the voting booth to bring the change that people need. He is a practicing Buddhist of the Shambala lineage and lives in San Francisco.
SCOTT WALTON - Editor
Scott is a film editor and director with a committed focus on documentary and drama. In 2013 Scott was awarded an ‘Ellie’ by the Australian Screen Editor’s Guild for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature for the film Show Me The Magic - The Adventures of Don McAlpine. In 2012 he was nominated for the same award for the documentary feature The Curse of the Gothic Symphony and in 2008 Scott received an AFI nomination for Best Editing In A Documentary for the film Rare Chicken Rescue, which received four AFI award nominations including Best Documentary. As a co-founding member of production house 50/50 Films, Scott has received seven ARIA Award nominations for ‘Best Australian Music Video’ and collaborated with artists such as actor Russell Crowe, director Ron Howard, Australian rock band Powderfinger, AFL star Ben Cousins, and music legends DEVO.
MICHAEL CHANDLER - Consulting Editor
Michael’s editing credits include the feature films Never Cry Wolf, Mishima, and Amadeus, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He has written and edited numerous documentaries, including Freedom on My Mind (Academy Award Nomination), Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (Academy Award Nomination), The Squires of San Quentin (Academy Award Nomination), and Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven (Emmy Award). He was consulting editor on The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Academy Award Nomination). Michael’s own films include Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, a Showtime Broadcast Premiere, Knee Deep, described by Variety as “a stranger than truth tale, both amusing and appalling,” and Forgotten Fires, on the burning of black churches in the South. Michael also produced and directed investigative documentaries for PBS Frontline. A graduate of Yale and the Stanford Film School, he is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and the Writer’s Guild.
HUSEYIN SARI - Line Producer, Technical Director & Second Editor
Huseyin grew up in politically corrupt Turkey during the low-level war between the right-wing, ultra-nationalist groups, and left-wing opposition. A Molotov cocktail was thrown into his home while he and his family were asleep. As a survivor of violence, he understands that nonviolence is the right choice regardless of the situation. Huseyin studied Geological Engineering in Turkey and Construction Management and Project Management at UC Berkeley but was always determined to pursue a career in filmmaking. He worked on numerous internationally-recognized video projects and has been collaborating with the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Judith Ehrlich on various projects. He was a Line Producer on The Invisible Man: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling and currently, he is a Co-Producer and Editor on Ehrlich's The Mouse That Roared.
BLANCHE CHASE- Archival Researcher
Blanche digs deep to find photographs and motion picture footage for documentary films, broadcast programming and corporate presentations. Her recent projects include Boston: The Documentary, a 2017 release, Paying the Price For Peace, a 2016 Free Speech Film Festival selection, Chinese Couplets, a 2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival selection, Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, chosen for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary, selected for the 2014 Mill Valley Film Festival and 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, a 2014 Emmy nominee for outstanding historical programming.
DIANA HOUTS - Administrative Support
Diana has been helping with administrative tasks since January, 2016. She formerly worked outdoors, caring for gardens and working at nurseries. She has been a long-term volunteer with Rainbow World Fund, California AIDS Ride and AIDS LifeCycle and the AIDS Memorial Quilt..
Directors of Photography
Grips and Gaffers
Michael Stewart Foley
Michael Stewart Foley
Safford Prison Footage