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Stephen Maing

Director/D.P./Editor

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Steve recently directed the documentary HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE about two of China's first citizen reporters. He is a Fellow of the Sundance Storytelling & Edit Lab and a grant recipient of the MacArthur Foundation and ITVS. He works as a freelance director/d.p. and editor and teaches summer classes in film production at the Massachusettes College of Art in Boston. Steve shot Jed Films's SURPLUS, and co-edited TIE A YELLOW RIBBON.

Lars Bonde

Cinematographer

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After having graduated from the Danish National Film School in 2003 with the award-winning short film, NIGHTFALL, cinematographer Lars Bonde has shot a long list of fiction films, documentaries and commercials, including the Danish Academy Award winner LITTLE LISE and Close Up winner 2 MINUTES which also appeared in the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. His third feature, film TIE A YELLOW RIBBON, has been acknowledged for its subtle handheld cinematography and use of natural lighting at festivals around the world.

Miao Wang

Director/Producer/Editor/Designer

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Miao Wang is a filmmaker, freelance video editor, and web/print designer based in New York. Her first documentary, YELLOW OX MOUNTAIN, screened at over 20 festivals and institutions and was broadcast on WNET. BEIJING TAXI, Miao's critically-acclaimed first feature, premiered and was nominated for Best Feature Documentary at SXSW 2010. It screened at over 30 international film festivals, had a theatrical release, and was broadcast nation-wide on PBS. Miao is currently in production on a new film, MAINE-LAND, looking at education, youth, and a new wave of Chinese high school students studying abroad in the U.S. Miao has a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, and an M.F.A. in design and film from Parsons School of Design. Miao designed and implemented Jed Films' website.

Ian Vollmer

Cinematographer

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Ian Vollmer lives in New York and works as a photographer. Ian shot Jed Films's Werner Herzog interview.

Thomas Yong

Producer

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Thomas Yong is a producer of the feature film TIE A YELLOW RIBBON, directed by Joy Dietrich, that won four awards for Best Film and Director. Thomas also produced the short film MEGAHEAVY which won Best Short Fiction by the Danish Film Academy, and was screened at several film festivals including Berlin International Film Festival and Edinburgh Film Festival. Thomas holds a degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School, and is a graduate from the Danish film school Super16.

Jill Woodward

Editor/Filmmaker

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Jill Woodward is a former CNN editor with more than 15 years of award-winning experience. She directed and edited a short film, “passTRESpass”, about migrants to Greece, and was editor for the feature documentary Trail of Feathers: The Missile Dick Chicks Take on America, about a street theater group. She is currently an Associate Producer of The Attachment Project.
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Alfonso Velez composes music for documentaries, feature films and multimedia pieces for The New York Times. Velez is a prolific singer-songwriter- his upcoming release will be his tenth album. His three-piece band has had sold-out performances at Rockwood Music Hall, CMJ, Public Assembly, Mercury Lounge, and The Highline Ballroom.