Filmmaker Bios

Madeleine GavinMadeleine Gavin has edited numerous documentaries and features including Jordan Melamed's upcoming IFC Films Release, Manic, the Grand Jury prize winner at Sundance in 1997; Sunday; and the award-winning Inside Out. She was editor and second unit director of Signs and Wonders, starring Stellan Skarsgaard and Charlotte Rampling and has produced and edited several documentaries for television. Currently, Gavin is directing a documentary on women over the age of 60 and sexuality. She received her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and her M.F.A from New York University, where she taught for three years.

Judith KatzJudith Katz has covered theater, looking for properties and talent suitable for film consideration for several film studios, including Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal, as well as independent producers. Ms. Katz is also the author of several nonfiction books and articles about the entertainment industry including The Working Actor, co-authored with Katinka Matson. Ms. Katz is a member of the faculty of The New School University in New York, where she teaches classes on working in the film industry. Since visiting Eve Ensler's writing class at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and conceiving the idea for the film and producing it, she has started, along with Melissa Newman, a theater workshop within the prison.

Gary SunshineGary Sunshine's plays have been seen at MCC Theater, New York Theater Workshop, New York Stage & Film, Cherry Lane Alternative, the Actors Studio, Underwood Theater, the Flea, the Directors Company, the Arts Theatre (UK) and HERE Arts Center. His plays have been published in a series of books including The Best American Short Plays of 2001, Perfect Ten and Monologues for Men by Men. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.F.A. from New York University's Dramatic Writing Program. This is his first film.