Director - Producer
Greg Ammon is the founder of Fido Features, a production company and financier committed to bringing thought-provoking, character-driven narratives to the screen. He recently wrapped Nicholl Fellowship recipient STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA, starring Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon. He is also in post-production on SHIVA & MAY, penned and directed by Sundance Film Festival award winner Diane Bell starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet. Greg is set to produce an adaptation of the edgy memoir WHIP-SMART with Robert Evans and Catherine Hardwicke directing. At the age of 19, Greg produced and directed 59 MIDDLE LANE, an intimate documentary unveiling a defining, sensationalized tragedy in Greg’s family and unearthing Greg and his twin sister’s Ukrainian roots. In 2011, Greg became the youngest board member of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice. Greg also serves on the board of the Ammon Foundation.
Jack Haigis has been working in post-production in NYC since 1980, initially working as an assistant for such notable documentary editors as Tom Haneke (Academy Award,"From Mao to Mozart"), Bob Eisenhardt (Academy Award nomination, "Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph"), Geoff Bartz, Larry Silk, and the filmmakers Nigel Noble (Academy Award, "Close Harmony") and David Grubin on such series as "Creativity with Bill Moyers" for PBS. He was picture editor on the independent films "Straight Out of Brooklyn" and "Just Another Girl on the IRT," both Sundance Film Festival Award winners and box office successes. He then moved on to the critically acclaimed AMC screwball comedy series "Remember WENN," becoming head editor and completing 31 half-hours over four seasons. He had further success with "Killing Time" and "Mitchellville", both in competition at Sundance, and as sound effects editor on "Analyze That," starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. Most recently he was picture editor on "The Quality of Light," starring Blythe Danner and Frederic Forrest, "A Touch of Fate" starring Teri Hatcher, and "Accelerating America" (Special Jury Prize, Seattle, Best Documentary, Rhode Island).
Mario Grigorov is a Bulgarian born film composer. His background reveals him as a musical prodigy who at the age of five became the youngest student ever admitted to the Sofia Conservatory. Mario’s most recognizable film work comes from his long-standing collaboration with director Lee Daniels, scoring three films: “Shadowboxer,” “Tennessee,” and the 2009 Academy Award-winning “Precious.” “Mario,” Daniels quotes, “adds superb score to my insanity.” Mario’s highly developed sense of musical diversity has led to work on a variety of international releases. Mario’s documentary work is some of his most celebrated. His credits include the festival favorite “Third Wave: A Volunteer Story” presented by Sean Penn, the Anna Halpern biographical doc “Breath Made Visible” by filmmaker Ruedi Gerber and the war documentary “Taxi to the Darkside” by Alex Gibney, which won the 2008 Academy Award. Mario Grigorov could well be described as “undeniably creative and rare.” His love of improvisation and timeless composition are evident in the emotions his scores draw out of an audience. The appeal is Mario’s ability to reach beyond musical genres and stereotypes for a sound that is uniquely his own – melodic, unexpected and dramatic.
James Adolphus is known for making cinematic motion picture films about social, cultural and political issues of global relevance. He is a cinematography alumnus from the American Film Institute Conservatory and winner of the institute’s prestigious Fisher Fellow Award. Recent credits include the feature film “August,” an expansion of the award-winning short film “Postmortem,” directed by Eldar Rapaport, and “White Space,” a short-film by Maya Washington about a deaf performance poet making his open-mic night debut for a hearing audience. Adolphus has also been credited for Sundance Channel's provocative documentary series “Brick City,’ winner of a 2010 Peabody Award. Set for release in 2012, “Outside the Box,” a documentary by Lacey Schwartz, is one filmmaker’s personal exploration of her mixed-race identity that leads to an examination of an interesting and little understood subculture in America, black Jews. Other credits include “Without the King,” directed by Michael Skolnik and “Needle Through Brick,” directed by Patrick Daly. Adolphus has also served as a visiting professor at Ah-Najah National University in the West Bank city of Nablus, teaching documentary filmmaking in the journalism department.
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