Vanishing of the Bees Film The co-operative presents,
as part of
Plan BEE

Cast & Crew

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George Langworthy
Co-Director / Producer / Cinematographer

George has produced, directed and filmed documentaries about the teenage environmental group Generation Earth, Holistic Therapies for AIDS, 16th Century Philosopher Giordano Bruno, Modern Dance Theatre and live performances of bands like the White Stripes, Train and Devo. His award-winning short film BREEZEWAY premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on HBO, PBS, and Canal +.

As a cinematographer, his work has been seen on ABC’s 20/20 and the Warner Brother’s Short Circuit DVD piece on Rufus Wainwright. His work behind the camera includes feature length documentaries on the Austin music scene, a short documentary featuring Nobel Prize winning scientists, award winning stop motion animation and a lot of bees. George has edited several narrative feature length films, documentaries and music videos. He worked as a staff writer for the Channel 4’s Armstrong and Miller sketch comedy show and wrote the screenplay for the feature film Cake, which garnered the audience award for best feature from The Other Venice Film Festival. He brings passion, curiosity and creativity to his work as a filmmaker and strives to engage the minds of his audience as well as touch their hearts.

 

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Maryam Henein
Co-Director / Producer

Maryam has more than fifteen years experience working as an investigative journalist, a documentary and television producer and professional researcher. Her credits include producing documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, Robert Greenwald and Morgan Spurlock. As a journalist she has written for publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Science & Spirit Magazine, and The Cairo Times. The former Montrealer gained notoriety by breaking a story about Dodi Fayed’s imposter, who duped hundreds across North America and set a precedent in Canadian legal history.


Working in front of the camera, Maryam co-wrote and hosted a program for TLC about the Ark of the Covenant. Following a near death experience several years ago, Maryam delved into the science of nutrition and alternative ways of healing. She also became more conscious about the environment and went on to produce a piece on the Exxon Valdez Oil spill for Robert Greenwald and The Sierra Club. She has worked developing numerous documentaries on topics ranging from Creationism to Family Annihilators. Her curiosity and tenacity energizes her work as a documentarian. Currently, she has become enchanted by and devoted to the making of a film about the The Vanishing Bees.

To follow Maryam's blog, please visit www.maryamhenein.com

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Emilia Fox
Narrator

Emilia Fox’s television credits include Silent Witness, Ballet Shoes and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased). Her theatre work includes Isabel in Richard II and Anya in the RSC’s production of The Cherry Orchard.

Emilia also starred in the Oscar winning film The Pianist directed by Roman Polanski and reads regularly on Radio 4 being named the Female Performer of the Year in 2004 at the Spoken Word Awards.

 

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James Erskine
Executive Producer

James Erskine is an Emmy-nominated documentary director and acclaimed narrative film-maker. In the last three years his work has included three feature length projects all of which he served on as both writer and director: Oil Storm, an award-winning, “what if” style docudrama for the FX channel that predicted Hurricane Katrina; Gold Diggers, a journalistic documentary that relied heavily on original research, illustrated with stunning reconstructions; and EMR, a theatrically released independent feature, and winner of several film festivals including Raindance. In addition to this, James has also directed several episodes of popular BBC dramas Robin Hood and Torchwood. His previous work inculdes documentaries for BBC, Discovery, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

To contact James, please visit www.newblackfilms.com

 

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Holly Mosher

With many years experience in the film industry, Holly Mosher has devoted her efforts to her true passion of uniting political purpose with art. In 2004, she had her directorial debut with Hummingbird, an inspiring documentary about two non-profits in Brazil that work with street children and women who suffer domestic violence. Hummingbird won numerous awards, including Best Human Rights Documentary in Rome and Best Short for Children's Advocacy at the Artivist Film Festival. Most recently, Holly produced two films about the dangerous and misleading tactics of the pharmaceutical industry. The films, Side Effects and Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety, received unprecedented international press attention and have been heralded for raising awareness about a timely and important topic. 

To ensure that socially conscious films are brought to the public, Holly teamed up to launch Hummingbird Pictures, an independent film distribution company. Currently, Holly is involved with several documentaries. She co-produced Maybe Baby, which presents the challenges facing older single women trying to get pregnant with modern medical technology. Holly is currently executive producing for Free For All!, a film that explores political scandals in Ohio revolving around election issues. Holly is also in production on her second directorial project, Small Change: World of Difference, where she is following the work of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank. She is also a founding partner of Be Well Media, a non-profit which aims to create films that help inspire people to take their health into their own hands.

 

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William Gazecki
Editor

As a documentary filmmaker, William has been awarded the International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award. His film WACO: The Rules of Engagement premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won awards at both the Atlanta Film Festival and the Charleston International Film Festival. Most notable is the film’s Academy Award nomination, followed by an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. His film Reckless Indifference won a Golden Satellite Award from the International Press Academy. 

Gazecki came to documentary filmmaking in 1991 after a multiple Emmy Award-winning career in sound mixing for television, film, and record production (The Rose, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, etc.). Other recognitions of excellence in sound mixing include honors from both the Cinema Audio Society and the Society of Motion Picture Sound Editors, and several Gold and Platinum albums.

 

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Antanas Skucas
Animator

Antanas Skucas is a 23-year-old animator extraordinaire and artist from Lithuania. He is a graduate of M. K. âiurlionis National Art School and received his Bachelor of Arts from the Department of Animation of the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. His thesis animated film TòvAš (Like-Father-Like-Son), tells the story of a boy turning into a man. His other work includes the film Copy of Paste (2006), a comic short about computer icons living their own lives in a computer world, and a short called Nebaigta pasaka (Unfinished Story, 2007) about the massive die-off of the honeybee. 

Antanas is currently working with his professor Ilja Bereznickas, on the movie Cyber Pirate. He is the author of several commercials, including work for the Lithuanian national TV channel, Baltijos TV. He recently made video installations for a local pop-group Saulòs Kliošfor their performance in the national Eurovision Contest, and for Jurga …eduikytò, the winner of the best female act and the best album of 2005 in the Lithuanian Bravo awards. Antanas has also been commissioned by the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania to create installations for a charity concert for Afghan kids in 2007.