Category Archives: director

Director Biography – Krista Riihimaki (CHILD DISRUPTED)

KRISTA RIIHIMAKI, M.Ed. Documentary filmmaker, Educator, Artist Krista Riihimaki, the founder of White Poppy Media, is a Montessori educator who over the years taught children of all ages, ranging from 22 months and 14 years of age. She decided to … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Barbara van Rijn (THE CURE)

Director, writer, creative storyteller Barbara van Rijn, born in the Netherlands, March 31st, 1984, began her career as TV editor for a human interest television program, graduated as camera journalist in 2007. She continued her career in corporate storytelling. In … Continue reading

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Director BIO: Bishal Dutta (UNDOCUMENTED)

Bishal Dutta is an award-winning Director. He has directed nineteen short films, which have been honored at more than a dozen film festivals around the world, including screenings in Italy, Canada and France. Bishal, himself, has received six Best Director … Continue reading

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Director Bio: Elizabeth Ebbert (I AM MEANT TO BE THIS WAY)

After the birth of her child four and a half years ago, Ms. Ebbert started creating video edits in an attempt to obsessively preserve every fleeting moment of her daughter’s childhood. She has now extended this obsession into documenting family … Continue reading

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Director BIO: Jamal Joseph (WE THE CHILDREN)

JAMAL JOSEPH A former Black Panther Party leader, today Jamal Joseph is a full Professor of Professional Practice and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He is the Executive Artistic Director of New Heritage Films and the founder … Continue reading

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Director BIO: John Moody (REDEMPTION SQUARE)

John Moody is a filmmaker, planner, and designer who uses film to understand people’s lived experiences and help them reimagine their physical environment. With a background in Hollywood (including four seasons on the set of New Girl) and a master’s … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Dennis Zaidi (CONNECTION IN CRISIS)

Dennis Zaidi is an award winning short film maker who has a passion for films about animals and nature. This project is the culmination of over two years spent researching and filming different types of Animal Assisted Intervention techniques. Director … Continue reading

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