Danielle Rose, 26, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and award winning filmmaker was born and raised in Brooklyn. She attended Saint Ann's School for thirteen years (where they injected her with art). She went on to continue at Sarah Lawrence College and spent her junior year at Columbia University studying film and anthropology. She was searching for herself in the world of fine arts, writing, anthropology, activism and storytelling. Her epiphany: Documentary.
During her last year at Sarah Lawrence under the guidance of devoted teachers and mentors she went from not knowing how to use a camera, worrying if the sound was being recorded, losing footage and lugging around equipment to finishing her first feature length documentary four years later, "In Our Backyard."
She felt honored to have the opportunity to interview the fierce survivors, the dedicated activists and politicians. She would call making this film nothing short of a major "journey."
In her words: "Documentary allows you to enter the front lines of a story, investigate and increase awareness of our common environment while learning about ourselves along the way."
She just completed her time at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism getting her Master of Science in the "Documentary Project" specialization.
Lennon Nersesian is an American writer and editor. Lennon is the editor of the award-winning 2014 documentary, TWO: THE STORY OF ROMAN & NYRO, about Desmond Child’s ten-year journey to parenthood. Lennon made his directorial debut in 2013 with the music video for artist Levi Hummon's first single, “Make it Love,” in consideration for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. Lennon has produced and written over 20 youth sports instructional videos for Youth Sports Club, the leading provider of sports instruction. In addition to filmmaking, Lennon is a published author of three novels, THE GREEN DOOR, ATOM and PALISADES.Lennon has written several award-winning screenplays, including “National Pastime,” winner of the 2005 Expose It! Comedy Screenwriting Competition.Lennon is a graduate of Fordham University, where he wrote, produced, and directed three dramatic plays performed at Fordham’s Backdoor Theatre. Lennon won First Prize at the inaugural Fordham Film Festival for his short dramatic film, “Repent.”