Land of Songs is Aldona Watts’ first film. She grew up in San Francisco, and currently works between the Bay Area and New York on film projects relating to gender, music, and culture. Aldona is an organizer at Her Girl Friday, a Brooklyn collective that produces events for women storytellers. Previously, she produced audio documentaries, managed a youth radio station, and hosted a radio show about punk music and culture that broadcasted in New York and Europe.
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Julian Watts is an artist whose work spans film, music composition, sculpture, painting and furniture design. His work has shown internationally and is represented by Campfire Gallery in San Francisco. He is based in San Francisco, where he was born and raised.
Nicholas Berger has directed and edited award-winning documentary shorts, including “Nutkin’s Last Stand,” which played at IDFA, Silverdocs, and Palm Springs, aired on PBS, was nominated for a Student Academy Award, and was selected for Dave Eggers’ DVD magazine “Wholphin.” He received a B.A. from Brown University before working on documentaries for PBS and the History Channel. He received an M.F.A. from Stanford University’s Documentary Film program. Berger was born in San Francisco and has lived in San Diego, New York and Berlin.
James Kennard is a San Francisco-based video producer with credits that emphasize fine art and fine cuisine. He spent several years at InCA Films as camera and editor on a variety of projects including two internationally distributed feature documentaries, as well a short documentary on traditional bookmaking and a series of web-based documentaries with the San Francisco Symphony.