Project Team

 
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Craig Downing, Director

Craig Downing has produced internationally recognized films for a variety of clients. Craig was the director of the film department at Iceland's Sagafilm, where he supported feature-length productions (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), music videos (Björk--Mutual Core), television (HBO's Game of Thrones), and commercial productions (Subaru). Craig has also produced impacting documentaries for NGOs in regional "hot spots," including Haiti and Central America.

Most recently, Craig has produced commercial content for Amazon, Lonely Planet, The Discovery Channel, and the Seattle Department of Transportation. Craig also serves as the festival director for Couch Fest Films, curates films for the website Short of the Week, and is a short film programmer at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Craig is currently represented by Smarthouse Creative.

 
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Dina Guttmann, Editor

Dina Guttman joined the documentary film world in 1996. She has edited films that have aired on PBS (Independent Spirits in 2001, National Geographic Specials' The Last Royals in 2005, and A Healing Art in 2010, which won the POV Award at the 2009 International Doc Challenge competition) and films that have enjoyed successful rounds on the film festival circuit (Cowgirls - 2002 Finalist at the USA Film Festival; Ilona, Upstairs - 2005 HBO Audience Award at the Provincetown Film Festival; and Mezzanotte Obscura - 2010 Best Short Documentary at the Kent Film Festival).

 In addition, she edited A Self-Made Man, about a transgender man who started a transgender youth group; How to Lose Your Virginity, about the myths and misconceptions of female virginity; and The Man Without a Mask, about the Mexican wrestler Cassandro, directed by the Oscar Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams.

Dina is a principal of Dovetail Films, a production and editing company she co-founded with Toby Shimin in 2001.  She splits her time between New York and Seattle.

 
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Matt Isaac, Producer

Matt Isaac is the principal of Signal Brigade, LLC, which produces media projects, and Waveform Projects, LLC, which provides business development for film and media productions, arts projects, and cultural organizations.

He has participated in the production of and funding for documentary film and television productions, and founded and was Executive Director of Perimeter Media + Culture Projects, a 501(c)3 cultural organization that presented film festivals (including the New York Animation Festival), media arts exhibits, educational workshops, and international arts exchanges.

Matt has served as a funding review panelist, a juror for film and media arts festivals, a presenter and moderator for public panels and discussions, and has been a board member of Northwest Film Forum.