THE TEAM

DIRECTOR, EDITOR, VIDEOGRAPHER

Nerina Penzhorn was raised in South Africa and received her B.A. from the University of Cape Town after which she moved to California. In Los Angeles she worked for OUTFEST, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and started her career in television and film. Nerina has produced segments for In The Life Television and Current TV. She also produces videos for non-profit organizations and is both a teacher and graduate student at The New School in New York City. Nerina’s short films have played at various film festivals worldwide. She was delighted to go back to South Africa to make her first feature documentary, Waited For.


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Karin Slater is an award-winning filmmaker who is the Director of Photography on all her own films. Karin was awarded with the prestigious Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC Cannes 2008; an award given to five filmmakers around the world doing creative and innovative work in documentaries. She also scooped the Best South African Documentary Award at the 2008 Durban International Film Festival and the 2008 Apollo Film Festival for her film 50 Years! Of Love. Her film Meaning of the Buffalo premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2004 (where it was in the festival’s Top 10 Must See Films). The film also screened at the Berlin Film Festival, Hot Docs, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and was selected as a New York Times Critics Pick in 2004. Karin has also shot documentaries for well-known international filmmakers, such as Jennifer Fox, and teaches Independent Documentary making at Selkirk College, Canada and in Johannesburg.

STORY CONSULTANT

Lewis Erskine has edited films and television for more than 20 years. His credits include the Emmy nominated Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple; the Sundance and IDA award winning The Murder of Emmett Till; and two and a half episodes of the Ken Burns series Jazz: A History of American Music. Lewis has served on the jury of the documentary Independent Film Competition at Sundance and was a Creative Advisor at the Sundance Documentary Film Edit and Story Laboratory in 2008. Most recently Lewis was one of the editors on Stanley Nelson’s acclaimed documentary Freedom Riders.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Wilson Chan also known as MRWILSONDJ, is both known for his graphic design and art direction work in the fashion industry as well as producing numerous of soundtracks for fashion shows and special events. Chan also designed this website. His work can be viewed at www.mrwilsondj.com.