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Matt Moyer


Matt Moyer is a photographer and filmmaker dedicated to telling stories that raise awareness and work to improve our world. Matt covered 9/11 in NYC, the Iraq war for The New York Times, and has photographed multiple feature stories for National Geographic magazine. As a National Geographic Explorer, Matt has photographed the looming water crisis in Egypt. He has directed short documentaries that have been featured by a number of outlets including the National Geographic Society and PBS. Matt was named a Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2008 and also received a Knight Fellowship at Ohio University in 2012. He teaches regularly for National Geographic Photo Camps, an organization that teaches photography to underserved youth throughout the world. Matt also sits on the Board of Advisors for The Siena School, a school for students with language-based learning differences, headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Amy Toensing


Amy Toensing is a visual journalist committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth. A regular contributor to National Geographic magazine for over twenty years, Toensing has photographed and reported on cultures and topics around the world, including indigenous communities and their connection to land, the impact of drought on communities in Australia and land and social rights for women in Uganda and India. Her recent projects have centered around the human relationship to conservation efforts in the United States including a rewilding project in Montana and The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740 mile protected paddling path that runs from New York to Maine. Toensing has also co-directed two short documentary films, one about urban refugee children in Nairobi and the other on women’s land rights in Uganda. In 2018 Toensing was named the Mike Wallace Fellow in Investigative Reporting at University of Michigan. She is currently a National Geographic Explorer, and FUJIFILM Creator.

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Curtis Whitear

Curtis Whitear is a documentary filmmaker and editor from Bountiful, Utah, now living in New York City. His films have been supported by grants from the American Documentary Fund, National Public Radio, and The Davey Foundation, among others. His feature documentary Delusions of Grandeur, following the artist Dustin Yellin’s attempt to repurpose a supertanker and build the largest sculpture in history, is in production. He also works as an editor for Alison Roman’s Home Movies, and for art institutions including Pioneer Works and the Museum of Modern Art.

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Kyle Scott Wilson


Kyle is a composer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC. Kyle has written pieces for a wide variety of instrumentation and performed in master classes with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Fabio Zanon. Kyle found his first notable foothold as the songwriting front person of the critically acclaimed band Milagres, earning accolades from NPR, BBC, KEXP and KCRW.  Kyle started his career collaborating with filmmakers in 2015 by scoring an ITVS/PBS feature documentary, Denial. Since then he has worked on a multitude of film projects, including the Netflix Original Feature Documentary Get Me Roger Stone, HBO Docs’ feature documentary The Swamp, Discovery+’s series, The Men Who Sold the World Cup, as well as several web-series and shorts for The New York Times, The Guardian, TIME, Independent Lens and The Atlantic. Kyle also acted as the music editor for the 6 episode series The Clinton Affair on A&E, working with composer Gary Lionelli. Most recently Kyle has scored numerous short narrative films which are currently running on the festival circuit.

Marga Varea


Marga is a consulting producer, distribution strategist, and the founder of Twin Seas Media, a boutique agency specializing in supporting independent filmmakers through impact and creative distribution. With over two decades of experience in film and television, Marga has a deep understanding of the filmmaking process and a passion for non-fiction. Marga is originally from Spain, and early in her career, she worked on narrative film and national television. In 2009, she joined the team behind the Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by PBS POV. For five years, she served as the film's impact producer and managed international sales, an experience that later led to the founding of Twin Seas Media. Under its umbrella, since 2015, she has collaborated with dozens of storytellers and award-winning films and film festivals.


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