Laura Dunn, Director • Producer • Editor

Laura Dunn started making documentaries in response to her undergraduate experience at Yale University. Through a chronicle of labor strikes on campus, THE SUBTEXT OF A YALE EDUCATION examines the corporatization of higher education. She then returned to her birthplace to make GREEN, a sobering look at environmental racism along the Mississippi River petrochemical corridor, a.k.a. “Cancer Alley”. Other work includes experimental films BABY, a personal take on population issues, and BECOME THE SKY, an ecological map of power in Texas.  Her first feature documentary, THE UNFORESEEN, executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically and broadcast on the Sundance Channel.  Her new film, LOOK & SEE, also executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, and funded in part by the Sundance Documentary Film Fund, is a cinematic portrait of writer and farmer Wendell Berry.  Honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Student Academy Award, Yale’s Trumbull Fine Arts Prize, International Documentary Association Pare Lorenz Grant and an  Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and six young boys.


Jef Sewell, Producer • Co-Director • VISUAL DESIGN 

Jef Sewell acted as producer on Laura's first feature documentary THE UNFORESEEN.  In addition to fundraising and extensive on-location work, Jef designed THE UNFORESEEN's motion graphics sequences for which he was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement in Graphics and Animation at the inaugural Cinema Eye awards.  Jef is also Founder/CEO of Austin-based Amplifier, a vertically-integrated merchandising logistics firm that serves well-known Internet brands such as MailChimp, Rooster Teeth, Reddit, Geek and Sundry, Slack, InVision and many others.

Lee Daniel, Cinematography

Lee Daniel has shot a number of ground-breaking feature films and documentaries and previously teamed with Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell on THE UNFORESEEN.  His narrative work includes Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Suburbia, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Fast Food Nation and Boyhood. He has lensed many documentaries for television and theatrical release, including I Remember Me,The Hunt for Pancho Villa, Print the Legend: The History of the Western, Be Here to Love Me and You’re Gonna Miss Me: The Roky Erickson Story.

Justin Hennard, Sound RECORDING, Design,MIX

Before working in sound Justin started out as self-taught filmmaker and photographer. He has also been a Production Assistant, DP and Picture Editor. His science fiction feature Moonlight by the Sea won him two awards and his sound design for the film got him a job working at Soundcrafter. Since then he has been a sound editor, sound designer and field recordist on Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, A Scanner Darkly and Bernie. He has also expanded into production mixing with work on the documentary, The Horse Whisper, and many reality TV episodes for MTV. He has also taught in the Radio, Television and Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin.


Primarily known for his Wood Engraving work, Canadian artist Wesley W. Bates has illustrated for major publishers such as McClelland & Stewart, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Larkspur Press, Porcupine¹s Quill, Bird & Bull Press, Gaspereau Press, and Running the Goat Press. He has illustrated books by such authors as W.O. Mitchell, Wendell Berry, Ed McClanahan, Richard Taylor, Stuart McLean, Timothy Findley, Russell Smith, Mary Dalton and Don McKay.
 Bates’ work is represented in public collections including, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Laurentian University, Glenbow Art Gallery, Grimsby Public Gallery, University of Kentucky, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and San Francisco Public Library - Special Collections.  His work is held in private collections in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Japan and China.

Gill Holland, Co-Producer

Gill Holland owns The Group Entertainment LLC, which includes a film production company, talent management division, a music company and an art gallery. Holland has produced more than 70 feature films including Hurricane Streets which was the first film ever to win three Sundance Film Festival awards in 1997 as well as the Cannes Film Festival selection Inside/Out, the Independent Spirit Awards winner Sweet Land and nominee Dear Jesse (also nominated for an Emmy), the Gotham Awards nominee Spring Forward and FLOW: For Love of Water which was short-listed for an Academy Award.


Nick was taught to swing a hammer and countless other tools by his Dad, his grandfathers and his Uncles Dan and Don of Roberts Brothers Farms. In theatre school at the University of Illinois, he used these skills to begin working in the scene shop, under the tutelage of Kenny Egan. This paid off handsomely when Nick began his professional theatre career in Chicago, as he offset his meager acting income with building scenery and props for large equity theaters. By the time he moved to Los Angeles, he’d opened his own modest shop in a warehouse and begun collecting tools. Once in LA, Nick couldn’t find as much scenery work, so he turned to building decks and cabins with his longtime friend Martin McClendon, another Illinois alumnus. Together, they fell under the spell of old-world furniture joinery, and, with Marty’s help, Nick opened his shop soon after, where he continues to build furniture, small boats, and anything else that tickles his fancy.


Owsley Brown III was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1993 he began working in the wine business in Northern California. In 2005 he founded Magnanimus Wine Group, a boutique wine production company that produces award-winning wines made from sustainably-farmed vineyards. Owsley is also a documentary filmmaker who has focused on contemporary orchestral music. His first film, Night Waltz, a film about an American writer/composer, Paul Bowles, won the Independent Spirit Award in 2000. His critically acclaimed second film, Music Makes A City, chronicled the commissioning and recording project of the Louisville Orchestra in the 1950’s. His current project, Ke Kontan, is a heartfelt profile of the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Owsley lives in San Francisco with his wife Victoire and their three children.

Elaine Musselman, Co-Producer

Elaine grew up on her grandparents’ farm in Kentucky, where she was encouraged to live a creative life by her family and progressive schooling. After welding sculptures with a jeweler’s torch in her studio in Louisville, she made her way to Brooklyn to study architecture at Pratt Institute. Inspired by the words of Wendell Berry and others, Elaine created Tangible Productions. Its focus is to foster art, film and architecture projects that promote awareness and solutions to the critical challenge of sustaining rural American livelihoods and environments, recognizing that urban and rural communities depend on each other. Elaine has served on the boards of the Kentucky College of Art and Design, Brown-Forman Corporation's environmental sustainability foundation, DendriFund, Akasha Project, and is an honorary board member of Kentucky’s Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. She lives in New York City with her son and returns to the woods whenever she can.



Brenda is a small-town native Texan. She produced her son’s first short, Redemption and is an executive producer on Somebody Up There Likes Me and Ice Breaker. Her deep desire to preserve the story of Austin’s legendary dance hall, the Broken Spoke, inspired her to direct her first documentary, Honky Tonk Heaven, which premiered at SXSW 2016 and won the Audience Award for music-inspired documentaries. Brenda, her husband and grown children live in Austin and spend many happy days at their ranch in the Texas Hill Country, also home to grass-fed miniature Herefords, free-range chickens, a small organic farm and thriving native wildlife.



Kerry Muzzey is a modern classical and film composer whose scores include the GLAAD-nominated Sundance Films documentary "To Russia with Love," the Jessica Biel film "Hole in the Paper Sky," the Tribeca Film Festival's "Amexicano" and whose piece "Looking Back" was used as the recurring love theme on the TV series GLEE. Kerry recently released his album "The Architect",  a collection of modern classical works for piano and string orchestra, which features the Chamber Orchestra of London and which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Classical Chart.  Kerry's beautiful music featured prominently in Laura Dunn's 2007 documentary THE UNFORESEEN.  Kerry is based in Los Angeles, CA.


LYNSEY JONES, Associate Producer • Field Producer

Lynsey is an Austin based producer by way of San Francisco. She is currently the Co-Producer of Citizen-Powered Media, a multimedia production company and environmental activism outfit focused on sustainability. Her tenure there began in 2010 when she came on as Associate Producer for the award-winning documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Her other documentary work includes titles such as PBS’s Wounded Knee and Snap Judgment: Storytelling with a Beat, as well as the 2008 film Under Our Skin, a documentary that brought conversations about Lyme disease out into the open. She has also spent time working on narrative films including Contagion, Hemingway & Gellhorn, and Chasing Mavericks.

Robert Redford, Executive Producer

Award-winning film actor, director, producer, and environmental activist, Robert Redford is the founder The Sundance Institute and acted as Executive Producer on Laura's previous film THE UNFORESEEN.

Terrence Malick, Executive Producer

Terrence Malick is the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated director of Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World, The Tree of Life and To The Wonder.  He also acted as Executive Producer for Laura's previous documentary THE UNFORESEEN.