Art and Craft

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Filmmaker Bios

Sam Cullman Sam Cullman (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) is a cinematographer, producer and director of documentaries with well over a decade of experience. He partnered with director Marshall Curry to co-direct, shoot and produce If a Tree Falls, which won the Documentary Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature and aired on POV in 2011. More recently, Cullman produced and shot the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning The House I Live In (2012), directed by Eugene Jarecki. Cullman's cinematography has appeared in dozens of documentaries including King Corn (2007), Why We Fight (2005) and, most recently, Black Cherokee (2012), a documentary short that he also directed, produced and edited with Benjamin Rosen. A graduate of Brown University with honors in visual art and a second major in urban studies, Cullman lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jennifer Grausman Jennifer Grausman (Director/Producer) directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary Pressure Cooker (2008), which garnered awards from festivals across the country, including a special jury commendation at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2009 Philadelphia Film Festival. Grausman also co-produced Eric Mendelsohn's fictional feature 3 Backyards (2009), which won the Best Directing for a Dramatic Film Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, she produced several short films. In addition, Grausman acted as co-director of the Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket, Mass., from 2010 to 2012. Prior to receiving her master of fine arts from the film program at Columbia University, she was the manager of exhibition and film funding at the Museum of Modern Art. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in art history at Duke University.

Mark Becker Mark Becker (Co-Director/Editor) produced, directed and edited the documentary Romántico (2005), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and received two Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best Documentary. He directed and edited the Emmy-nominated documentary Pressure Cooker (2008), which won awards at several film festivals before opening theatrically. Becker also produced and edited the documentary Elevate (2011) and edited Circo (2010, Emmy nomination, PBS) as well. He was one of two editors on the acclaimed Lost Boys of Sudan (2003), which premiered on POV in 2004 and won an Independent Spirit Award. Becker earned a master's degree in documentary film from Stanford University.