ALISON MCMAHAN: Producer, Writer, Director, Editor
Alison McMahan, Ph.D., is a documentary filmmaker and president of HOMUNCULUS PRODUCTIONS LLC (www.Homunculusprods.com), a company that produces training films, industrials and documentaries. Recent films include the training film LIVING WITH LANDMINES (2005), and an industrial and a PSA for Pensamento Digital, an NGO in Brazil that provides computers and internet access to poor communities. Her latest documentary is BARE HANDS AND WOODEN LIMBS (2007), see www.BareHandsWoodenLimbs.com. She is currently in production on GLUTEUS MAXXIMUS, about a race car designer building a record-breaking street-legal drag car, see www.carartmcmahan.com.
From 2001-2003 she held a Mellon Fellowship in Visual Culture at Vassar College where she built a virtual reality environment with a biofeedback interface for CAVEs (computer automated virtual environments). From 1997 to 2001 she was an associate professor, teaching film history and theory and new media at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of the award-winning book ALICE GUY BLACHÉ, LOST CINEMATIC VISIONARY (Continuum 2002) and THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON: ANIMATING LIVE ACTION IN HOLLYWOOD (Continuum 2005).
MATHIEU ROBERTS: Producer, Director, Cinematographer
Mathieu Roberts is a cinematographer, shooting documentaries, feature films and commercials for the last 15 years. A small sample of documentaries highlights pertaining to this project include BARBARA KOPPLE'S AMERICAN DREAM (1991), winner of the Academy Award for best feature length documentary. The film follows the lives of individual families as it examines the conflict between the Hormel meat packing plant and local P-9, the striking meatpacker's union.
Mathieu has also worked with Barbara Kopple on the following films... FALLEN CHAMP..., THE UNTOLD STORY OF MIKE TYSON (1992) for the NBC Movie of the Week, 100 YEARS, THE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA, and THE MORRELL WORKERS STORY, the later which Mathieu directed and co-produced with Barbara.
Other relevant projects include TIME MAGAZINE IN LATIN AMERICA. A corporate "documentary" that follows the production of an issue of TIME, beginning with the Time editors sponsoring a conference to discuss the political and economic future with political thinkers and politicians of Latin America in Colombia, South America to the writing, graphic layout and editorial meetings in New York City. Winner of Gold Telly Award.