Filmmakers

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About the Filmmakers

James Lester, director/producer

James Lester is a native New Yorker and an independent film director, producer, writer and editor. His films have been featured and have won awards at the New York Television Festival, the Jackson Hole Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, and have been broadcast on IFC.

In 2014, Lester was a producer and senior editor on “Chicagoland,” the acclaimed CNN original documentary series from executive producer Robert Redford. In 2011 he edited the feature documentary “Prayer for a Perfect Season” for HBO Sports. He also co-edited / co-shot the Grammy-nominated music film “The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story.” His television resume includes programs for AMC, CBS, HBO, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, MTV, and Sundance.

Before working in film, Lester studied music. He spent 10 years composing and playing in jazz bands as well as teaching piano, music theory, and jazz history at conservatories in New York.

Frank Hall Green, producer

Frank Hall Green is a writer/director and producer and partner at Catch & Release Films. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE played over 150 festivals, won over 80 festival awards and opened in theaters in September 2015. Heralded in many reviews, WILDLIKE is rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures and Joseph Stephans, it is filmed on 35mm in Alaska, and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk and Ann Dowd. Frank runs the development fund and production company Catch & Release Films with producer/partner Tom Heller (FOXCATCHER, PRECIOUS, 127 HOURS, MUD) in New York. Frank is currently a producer on the adaptation of BOY21 by Matthew Quick (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK). Frank recently produced REMITTANCE, the sophomoric feature of writing/directing team Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly (DAVID). In prior years, Frank produced GHETTO KLOWN for HBO starring John Leguizamo, ALLEGIANCE starring Aiden Quinn, Bow Wow, Seth Gabel and Pablo Schreiber and 1-900- TONIGHT starring John Turturro among other titles. Frank cut his teeth producing far too many short films and has an MBA from NYU’s Tisch School of Film & Television. Before NYU’s Graduate Film Program, Frank worked in Venture Capital and emerging technology. He is also an alumnus of NYU’s Gallatin School, an avid backpacker and a member of MENSA.

Kristin Irwin, co-producer

With deep roots in Québec, Co-Producer Kristin Irwin’s reverence for storytelling grew from an inherent need to express her unique cultural history. After moving to New York City, Irwin launched her film career assisting the Academy Award winning Director Joachim Back.

In addition to her independent projects, Irwin has produced several television series for Discovery ID, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel.

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