Giorgio Angelini is a writer, director, and producer. His background is in architecture and music. (He used to be in some bands that did some things). He sees a big intersection between architecture and film-making, and the name of his “boutique” film production company, Section Perspective Films is a nod to that realization. Angelini started the production company when he began to work on his first feature documentary film about housing culture in America (Owned, A Tale of Two Americas). Since then, he served as executive producer on My Friend Dahmer (2017), and is currently in production on his next feature documentary about Pepe the Frog, memetics, and the rise of far-right youth politics in America.
Executive Producers—Greg Feldman and Thomas Campbell
Producer—Mary Ellen Carroll
Mary Ellen Carroll’s (MEC, studios) prolific career as an internationally recognized conceptual artist spans more than thirty years and occupies the disciplines of architecture/design, writing, film, performance and technology. Carroll frequently collaborates. She is the recipient of numerous grants and honors. This year they include the 2018 Swedish IASPIS Award, the 2018 Pollock/Krasner Award and the 2018 Storefront for Art and Architecture Award. Her work has been widely exhibited and screened, and is numerous public and private collections. Performances, public presentations, lecturing and teaching, are an important part of Carroll’s work and institutions have included: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, The DIA Art Foundation in New York, MOMA in New York, Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, Busan Museum of Modern Art in South Korea, Yale University, Rice University in Houston, Columbia University in New York, and Princeton University—just to name a few.
Director of Photography—Michael Isabell
Michael Isabell is a highly acclaimed director of photography. He has filmed and photographed numerous projects throughout the world. The outlets include: the NYTimes, Italian Vogue, The Guardian, amongst others. He has been a long time collaborator with Carroll. In 2003, Isabell shot FEDERAL, the 24 hour, two theater movie that documents the western headquarters of the Federal Government in Los Angeles. It was filmed from the north and south over a 24 hour period in order to “Watch the Watchers” and with the complicitness of the federal government. Isabell has a production company — EYESPY Films that is based in Hudson, New York. He is currently working on a documentary about the Spartan Race.
John Magary has written and directed several short films and the feature film, The Mend. His short film The Second Line played at Sundance and SXSW (Special Jury Award). With feature script Go Down, Antoinette, he attended the Sundance Directors/Screenwriters Labs and received a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship and Annenberg Film Fellowship.
Assistant Editor—Michael Kohlbrenner
Michael Kohlbrenner is a filmmaker and editor.
Sound– Ryan Billia
Ryan Billia is an audio engineer and sound designer based in Brooklyn, NY specializing in audio post for the film, TV, advertising, and “new media” communities. He is the owner and engineer at Rumble Audio, LLC in Long Island City.
Michele Asselin is an artist best known for her photographic portraiture focusing on individual identities within larger social constructs. Early in her career she covered current events in Israel for the Associated Press (1994-1995). After relocating to the US, she lived in New York and worked as an editorial photographer. Many of her iconic portraits of leading cultural and public figures, including Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Koons, and Kara Walker, have been widely published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, London Sunday Guardian, and Wired, among others. In her artistic practice, Asselin continues her examination of individuals and community and carries over many of the techniques and concentrations from her editorial work.
Production—Gaston Nogues, Ball/Nogues
Gaston Nogues is a partner in the LA firm, Ball/Nogues. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires before moving to Los Angeles at age 12. Frequently accompanying his father to his job as an aerospace engineer, Nogues acquired a fascination with the hands-on process of building. An honors graduate in architecture from SCI-Arc, he moved directly from school into a position at Gehry Partners where he worked in product design and production and became a specialist in creative fabrication. He remained there until 2005 except for a one-year stint in 1996 as an assistant curator at a fine arts publishing house, Gemini GEL. In his current collaboration with Benjamin Ball, Nogues is focused on fabricating what they visualize; on process as it relates to the built object. In his spare time, Nogues flies para-gliders.
Ken Palmer is a race car driver and motorsports enthusiast. He has been a frequent contestant and participant in events at Irwindale Speedway since it opened in 1999.
Graphic Design—Jiminie Ha/With Projects, Inc.
Established in 2008 by Jiminie Ha, W/—— Projects (With Projects, Inc.) imagines artistic and commercial projects from concept to execution. Collaborating with a vast range of artists, designers, and other creative individuals, all endeavors are aligned and informed by strict constraints of size, scale, and topical content. Jiminie Ha is the publisher and editor of White Zinfandel.
Pit Crew—Maggie Burns
Maggie Burns is a film producer and executive working in technology and the real estate sector.
Safety-Equipment—Simpson Performance Products
Simpson Performance Products is an American motorsports parts supplier. It supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver’s suits, head restraints, shoes and more to racers at local tracks to international teams. Simpson was the official sponsor for safety gear for Mary Ellen Carroll.
Special Thanks—Mike Atkinson, Doug Stokes, Irwindale Speedway
The Irwindale Event Center is a motorsports facility located in Irwindale, California, United States. It opened on March 27, 1999 under the official name Irwindale Speedway. Mike Atkinson is the Race Director and Doug Stokes is VP of Communication.