ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Director and Producer)
Lisa Immordino Vreeland has been immersed in the world of fashion and art for the past 25 years. She started her career in fashion as the Director of Public Relations for Polo Ralph Lauren in Italy and quickly moved on to launch two fashion companies, Pratico, a sportswear line for women, and Mago, a cashmere knitwear collection of her own design. Her first book was accompanied by her directorial debut of the documentary of the same name, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012). The film had its European premiere at the Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, going on to win the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and the fashion category for the Design of the Year awards—otherwise known as “The Oscars” of design—at the Design Museum in London.
Stanley Buchthal (Producer)
Stanley F. Buchthal (born 28 May 1947 in New York City) is an award winning Film & TV producer & businessman based in London & NYC.
From 1986 to the present Stanley Buchthal has produced or executive produced many films and documentaries, his films have been screened worldwide in every major film Festival including; Cannes, Sundance, Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals. Stanley’s credits as producer or executive producer include David O.Russell’s debut feature, Spanking the Monkey which won the 1995 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, LennonNYC which won the Peabody award in 2010 and Marina Abramovich, The Artist Is Present which won the Panorama Audience Award in Berlin in 2012, Special Jury Award at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2012 and the Peabody Award in 2013.
Other credits include Hairspray, Up at the Villa, Lou Reed Berlin, Love Marilyn, Bobby Fischer Against the World, Herb & Dorothy, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Sketches of Frank Gehry, Black White + Gray: a Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, among numerous others.
He is senior advisor to Grosvenor Park and Vice President of the Luma Foundation AG.
Stanley's upcoming projects include a film adaptation of ARMIES OF THE NIGHT, directed by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger, based on the Pulitzer prize winning Norman Mailer novel of the same name.
Also in pre-production is RATS, based on the NY Times Bestselling book, with Oscar nominated director Morgan Spurlock.
David Koh (Producer)
David Koh is an independent producer, distributor, sales agent, programmer & curator. He has been involved in the distribution, sale, production, and financing of over 200 films. He is currently a partner in the boutique label Submarine Entertainment with Josh & Dan Braun and is also partners with Stanley Buchthal and his Dakota Group Ltd where he co-manages a portfolio of over 50 projects a year (75% docs and 25% fiction). Previously he was a partner and founder of Arthouse Films a boutique distribution imprint and ran Chris Blackwell's (founder of Island Records & Island Pictures) film label, Palm Pictures. He has worked as a Producer for artist Nam June Paik and worked in the curatorial departments of Anthology Film Archives, MoMA, MFA Boston, and the Guggenheim Museum. David has recently served as a Curator for Microsoft and has curated an ongoing film series and salon with Andre Balazs Properties and serves as a Curator for the exclusive Core Club in NYC. David recently launched with his partners Submarine Deluxe, a distribution imprint; Torpedo Pictures, a low budget high concept label; and NFP Submarine Doks, a German distribution imprint with NFP Films. Recent and upcoming projects include Yayoi Kusama: a Life in Polka Dots: Burden: a Portrait of Artist Chris Burden, Dior & I, 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals, Marina Abramovic the Artist is Present, Rats NYC, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, Blackfish, Love Marilyn, Chasing Ice, Searching for Sugar Man, Cutie & the Boxer, Jean-Michel Basquiat: the Radiant Child, Finding Vivian Maier, The Wolfpack, Meru, and Station to Station.
Dan Braun (producer)
Dan Braun is a producer, writer, art director and musician/composer based in NYC. He is the Co- President of and Co-founder of Submarine, a NYC film sales and production company specializing in independent feature and documentary films. Titles include Blackfish, Finding Vivian Maier, Muscle Shoals, The Case Against 8, Keep On Keepin’ On, Winter’s Bone, NAS: Time is Illmatic, Dior and I and Oscar winning docs Man on Wire, Searching for Sugarman, 20 Ft From Stardom and Citizenfour. He was Executive Producer on documentaries Kill Your Idols, (which won Best NY Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival 2004), Blank City, Sunshine Superman, the upcoming feature adaptations of Batkid Begins and The Battered Bastards of Baseball and the upcoming horror TV anthology Creepy to be directed by Chris Columbus. He is a producer of the free jazz documentary Fire Music, and the upcoming documentaries, Burden on artist Chris Burden and Kusama: a Life in Polka Dots on artist Yayoi Kusama. He is also a writer and consulting editor on Dark Horse Comic’s Creepy and Eerie comic book and archival series for which he won an Eisner Award for best archival comic book series in 2009. He is a musician/composer whose compositions were featured in the films I Melt With You and Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Radiant Child and is an award winning art director/creative director when he worked at TBWA/Chiat/Day on the famous Absolut Vodka campaign.
John Northrup (Co-Producer)
John Northrup began his career in documentaries as a French translator for National Geographic: Explorer. He quickly moved into editing and producing, serving as the Associate Producer on Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012), and editing and co-producing Wilson In Situ (2014), which tells the story of theatre legend Robert Wilson and his Watermill Center. Most recently, he oversaw the post-production of Jim Chambers’ Onward Christian Soldier, a documentary about Olympic- Bomber Eric Rudolph, and is shooting on Susanne Rostock’s Another Night in the Free World, the follow-up to her award-winning Sing Your Song (2011).
Submarine Entertainment (Production Company)
Submarine Entertainment is a hybrid sales, production, and distribution company based in NY. Re- cent and upcoming titles include Citizenfour, Finding Vivian Maier, The Dog, Visitors, 20 Feet from Stardom, Searching for Sugar Man, Muscle Shoals, Blackfish, Cutie & the Boxer, The Summit, The Un- known Known, Love Marilyn, Marina Abramovic the Artist is Present, Chasing Ice, Downtown 81 30th Anniversary Remastered, Wild Style 30th Anniversary Remastered, Good Ol Freda, Some Velvet Morning, among numerous others. Submarine principals also represent Creepy & Eerie comic book library and are developing properties across film & TV platforms. Submarine has also recently launched a domestic distribution imprint & label called Submarine Deluxe; a genre label called Torpedo Pictures; and a German imprint & label called NFP Submarine Doks.
Bernadine Colish (Editor)
Bernadine Colish has edited a number of award-winning documentaries. Herb and Dorothy (2008), won Audience Awards at Silverdocs, Philadelphia and Hamptons Film Festivals, and Body of War (2007), was named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. A Touch of Greatness (2004) aired on PBS Independent Lens and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Her career began at Maysles Films, where she worked with Charlotte Zwerin on such projects as Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser, Toru Takemitsu: Music for the Movies and the PBS American Masters documentary, Ella Fitzgerald: Something To Live For. Additional credits include Bringing Tibet Home, Band of Sisters, Rise and Dream, The Tiger Next Door, The Buffalo War and Absolute Wilson.
Jed Parker (Editor)
Jed Parker began his career in feature films before moving into documentaries through his work with the award-winning American Masters series. Credits include Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, Annie Liebovitz: Life Through a Lens, and most recently Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides. Other work includes two episodes of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh, hosted by Billy Crystal, as well as a documentary on Met Curator Henry Geldzahler entitled Who Gets to Call it Art?