SHAENA MALLETT DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR
Shaena Mallett is a documentary filmmaker, editor, award-winning photographer, and teacher. She grew up on a family homestead and to this day prefers to be outside.
She graduated from Ohio University where she produced a participatory story project focused on several women and their relationships to land. She worked as an assistant editor on three short documentary films produced by the Maine Farmland Trust and Seedlight Pictures that explore the growing pains of the local food movement. Her stories are often found on backroads, entangled in roots, relationships with land, and what it means to be "home." Farmsteaders will be her first full-length film.
KELLY CREEDON ASSISTANT EDITOR
Kelly Creedon is a documentary filmmaker who uses intimate storytelling as a means to explore communities and the questions that unite and divide us. Her short documentary film In This World was awarded a 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant, and she was the Editor-in-Chief and cinematographer for Whole Hog: The Power of Pork, an award-winning exploration of the complex landscape of the hog industry in North Carolina. She hold an M.A. in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied documentary filmmaking and photography. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
CHAD A. STEVENS CONSULTING EDITOR
After nearly ten years of filming Chad A. Stevens’ first feature-length documentary, Overburden, was released in 2015. Overburden – described by the Huffington Post as “One of the most timely, poetic and informed film documentaries of the year” – has screened around the globe and will broadcast on the WORLD Channel in 2017.
As an Associate Professor in Visual Communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Stevens teaches courses in photojournalism and documentary storytelling. His work has been recognized in national and international competitions including an Emmy in New Approaches in Documentary. Overburden has received many honors including the Special Jury Prize at the Banff Mountain Film festival, Best Environmental Film Award at the New York Wild Film Festival and Honorable Mention for the Full Frame Film Festival Nicholas School for the Environmental Award.