VOICES IN WARTIME is a production of Two Careys Productions, an independent film production company based in Seattle. The principals in the film include:
Executive Producer – Andrew Himes is also the founder of the Voices Education Project, which uses art and education to support the healing process for soldiers and civilians who have experienced the trauma of war, and to help young people understand the nature of conflict and solutions to conflict. Andrew has been working for social change since the 1960's. During the 1980s, Himes spent several years as a technology journalist and editor, and In 1992 went to work for Microsoft, where he helped pioneer the company's embrace of the Internet by managing the first web team at Microsoft. In 2004, he produced his first film, Voices in Wartime, a documentary that uses poetry to explore the trauma of war. He is the co-editor of the Voices in Wartime Anthology, and director of the short film on PTSD, Beyond Wartime.
Writer/producer/director – Rick King got his start in film studying with pioneering documentary filmmaker Richard Leacock at M.I.T. After graduating from Stanford University, he learned his craft as an editor, producer, writer, and director in documentaries and advertisements. King has directed 12 feature films. Hard Choices was on Roger Ebert's top ten list for 1986. Quick was voted best independent feature at the Houston Film Festival. Two of his movies – Hard Choices and Off the Wall - were in the Sundance Film Festival. King was co-producer and shared story credit for Point Break, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. He has been involved as a producer on three other features, including Traveller with Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, and Julianna Margulies. In television, King was the Ace award winner for best director of a dramatic series for Dusk to Dawn, an episode in the series, Vietnam War Story, for HBO. He wrote and produced Portrait of Japan, a four-hour documentary for Turner Broadcasting. King has written and directed numerous other television documentaries on subjects as varied as street kids, the Brontë sisters, 19th century explorers, and author Tom Wolfe for The Learning Channel and National Geographic Television. Most recently, King wrote, produced, and directed a two-hour documentary on the spread of nuclear weapons – Nuclear Nightmares - for Public Broadcasting and directed, wrote, and produced a one-hour documentary on secret negotiations for reconciliation between Kennedy and Castro for the Discovery/Times Channel.
Producer – Jonathan King is a Web/communications consultant and writer for nonprofit organizations. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist and producer for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines. He has reported on a wide range of issues, including the Iran-Contra affair, covert operations, nuclear safety and secrecy, the environment, computer technology, and consumer safety. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Dallas Morning News, MS., The Village Voice, Mother Jones, Pacific Northwest Executive, The Amicus Journal, Common Cause Magazine, L.A. Weekly, The Hartford Courant, American Banker, Pacific News Service, Independent Press Service. He is the author of two books on environmental issues.
Co-Producer – Jag Bhalla is a technology entrepreneur, business and marketing specialist and activist. He worked for 12 years in corporate information technology before starting a software company. Voices in Wartime was his first film project (aiming to use art to create change). He holds degrees in Theoretical Physics, Computer Modeling, International Business and Biotechnology.
Composer – Anton Sanko has worked on such notable films as Scotland, Pa., Strangeland, Farmhouse, Ripe, Jonathan Demme’s Nyack Jumpers, An Occasional Hell, Girl in the Cadillac and Girlfriend, among others. He has also written songs for Demme’s Philadelphia and Barry Sonnefeld’s For Love or Money. Sanko has also composed scores for numerous documentaries. In addition, he has produced and acted in the capacity of musical director for Susan Vega, Anna Domino, Lucy Kaplansky and Jim Carroll.
Editor – Daniel Loewenthal has been an editor and postproduction supervisor for more than 25 years. He began his career at KQED TV in San Francisco where he worked as an editorial assistant in the newsroom and on a documentary series, The San Francisco Mix. He has since edited or supervised the completion of more than 100 commercial, corporate and documentary projects, including a reality series for The Discovery Network, entitled Explore Our World. Loewenthal was also the supervising editor on Portrait of Japan, a four-part documentary series for Turner Broadcasting. He has edited more than 50 feature films for studios (Paramount, Orion) and independents (DiLaurentis, Cannon, Turner Broadcasting), including Stephen King’s Silver Bullet, Missing in Action, and Red Scorpion . He also edited Hard Choices, which became a Siskel and Ebert “10 best of the year” pick. His work has been seen at numerous film festivals including Sundance, Palm Springs and Austin’s South By Southwest.
Co-producer – Robin Romeo has been a practicing labor lawyer for the past 20 years and has been involved in social justice issues and the entertainment industry as well. She has appeared as an actor in numerous films, in theater productions and on television. She was heavily involved as an activist and attorney in the Women’s Action Coalition in NYC, an organization that focused on social justice issues for women. In Seattle she serves on the board of the Intiman Theatre and on the board of Friends of the Children. She has also written and performed her poetry. She lives in Seattle with her partner of 11 years and her two shiba inus.
Co-producer – Kathryn Linehan created the world’s largest festival of youth-made movies in 2000 at Paramount Studios. With broadcast on HBO and Nickelodeon, the festival garnered coverage in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Variety. She has consulted numerous independent film projects regarding publicity, funding and distribution including the award-winning PBS show In Search of Angels. Kathryn spends her time between Seattle and Los Angeles and enjoys collaborating with musicians, dancers and choreographers. She is the creator of FORM, a synthesis of meditative thought and physical well-being.