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Behind of Camera  
Mike Ramsdell – Producer, Director, Camera, Co- Editor

Mike was born and raised in Flint Michigan.  Growing up in a family dedicated to social causes combined with an inherent love for storytelling made directing documentary films a natural fit for Michael. After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking – he formed Under the Hood Productions with goal of creating films that inform and advance the collective conscience of today. THE ANATOMY OF HATE; A DIALOGUE TO HOPE is his second feature film. His first was the award winning narrative MONTCLAIR.  He is currently in development on the cable series WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Ellen Goldwasser- Editor

Ellen has edited two Academy Award nominated documentaries, including SPEAKING IN STRINGS, which was also a grand jury nominee at the Sundance film festival.  She also edited the acclaimed documentary MULE SKINNER BLUES, which was the first theatrical release for The Sundance Channel.  Some other films Ellen has edited are LIVES FOR SALE, a documentary on illegal immigration and human trafficking in the United States as seen on PBS and JUST PECK with Marcia Cross and Adam Arkin.  She has also edited programs for HBO, Bravo, The Discovery Channel, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, TBS, Cartoon Network, WE, and SHOWTIME.  She recently completed editing on WARRIOR starring Kellan Lutz and Ashley Green from the very popular TWILIGHT.


Raja Razek – Coordinating Producer

Raja is an accomplished producer and videographer. Her background includes non-profit, corporate, independent, and television work. As an independent contractor, Raja's clients have ranged from ABC, BBC, CNN, CDC, and Habitat for Humanity. 

  Industry Capital Media [ICM]
ICM is an emerging independent film development and marketing company with a focus on raising capital, social media campaigns, grassroots, festival, and premiere management services, along with full material delivery services.  ICM is leading the strategic grassroots distribution of this powerful, important film.

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Redwood Palms Pictures – Executive Producers

Since its inception in 2006, Redwood Palms has produced,co-produced and invested in a number of features including "Numb" starring Matthew Perry, "When A Man Falls In A Forest" starring Timothy Hutton, "Cover" starring Louis Gossett Jr. and Vivica A. Fox and "While She Was Out" starring Kim Basinger, and most recently “BATTLE IN SEATTLE” starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, and Ray Liotta. The company has just completed production of "Wild Cherry" starring Kristen Cavelleri, Rumer Willis and Rob Schneider set for release in 2009. Other films in development include "Whiskey Beginnings," the true life story of stock car racing's Junior Johnson, "The Fulfillment" and "Jonah