Jessie Auritt - Director, Producer, Editor
Jessie Auritt is an award winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her short film, THE BIRDMAN, about the quirky owner of a used music store, premiered at DOC NYC in 2012 and was an official selection at festivals across the country and received numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary at Slamdance in 2013. Jessie made her first film, THE PRICE OF EDUCATION, about a single mother struggling to provide a better future for her family, as an undergraduate at Tufts University. In addition to independent filmmaking, she has shot, edited, directed and produced videos for UNICEF, Great Big Story, IFC.com and The New York Daily News, as well as many other companies and non-profit organizations. SUPERGIRL marks Jessie’s debut as a feature film director and editor.
Carmen Delaney - Cinematographer, Producer
Carmen Delaney is a NY/LA based cinematographer and filmmaker. She is known for her unique narrative approach to shooting documentaries. Delaney has shot corporate, industrial and commercial work for clients such as Google, Adobe, HP, AirBnB, Puma, Sephora, Chase and The City of New York. Her work has been screened at film festivals around the world including the Toronto Film and Music Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival and the European Film Festival. Delaney is currently in production on three feature films: SUPERGIRL, LAS CHAVAS, and SOLEDAD. She is a fellow of CIFF’s Points North Fellowship, Film Independent’s Fast Track program and Documentary Lab, and IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries and Documentary Labs. She holds a BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University.
Justin Levy - Co-Producer
Justin Levy is a freelance film producer, editor, and writer working in documentary and narrative film. He recently worked with Academy Award nominated director Marshall Curry on his latest documentary, POINT AND SHOOT, which was awarded Best Documentary Feature at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. After studying film at Johns Hopkins University, he worked as a public radio producer, creating programs heard on NPR stations throughout the United States. Interested in broadening his work to include film, he worked on Matt Porterfield’s film, I USED TO BE DARKER. He was hooked, and transitioned from radio to film, holding positions including PA, electrician, post-production coordinator, production manager and editor on projects ranging from feature films to commercials.
Erik Dugger - Editor
Over the last decade, Erik Dugger has edited documentaries including LITTLE WHITE LIE, THE MAGIC LIFE, SCREENAGERS, PRESENT PERFECT, and SUPERGIRL. He also was the supervising editor on NO LE DIGAS A NADIE, the Peabody Award-winning story of an undocumented immigrant activist publicly coming out of the shadows. Erik’s work has screened at film festivals including Slamdance, DOC NYC, Big Sky Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival. His work has also been featured on the Sundance Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, A&E Biography, as well as PBS’s Independent Lens and POV series.
Eliot Krimsky is a co-founder and lead singer of the band Glass Ghost, composer, and media artist. Glass Ghost has been called "delicately brave” by Andy McCluskey of the electronic group OMD, and “weird and mournful yet highly rhythmic” by Time Out New York. In 2015, Glass Ghost did an interactive new media performance at Lincoln Center. Krimsky has collaborated with Meshell Ndegeocello, Open House, Battle Trance, Here We Go Magic, choreographer Beth Gill, and director Dustin Guy Defa. His music has been featured for film and television on HBO and at the Sundance Film Festival, and for dance in the Laurie Anderson curated Live Ideas festival. Krimsky has done multimedia performances with the NY arts organization Performance Space 122, and has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, O2 Arena London, and Montreal Jazz Festival.
Derek Nievergelt is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music. After being selected for the Thelonious Monk Institute at New England Conservatory, Derek received one-on-one instruction from the institute‘s musical director, legendary bassist Ron Carter. Derek has toured internationally as a member of Terence Blanchard’s quintet. While in Blanchard‘s band, Derek recorded the trumpeter’s Grammy- nominated album, Let‘s Get Lost, and was featured on the score to Spike Lee‘s film Bamboozled. As a performer and recording artist, Derek has played with a diverse selection of artists like Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Coldplay, and Keb Mo to name a few. As a songwriter and producer Derek has written and released songs for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and he Co-Produced Robin Mckelle's Sony release Soul Flower and Co-Wrote many of the Songs on Soul Flower and her follow up release Heart of Memphis.