Sanjay Rawal, Director

Sanjay Rawal


A James Beard Award winning filmmaker, Sanjay made FOOD CHAINS (EP Eva Longoria, Eric Schlosser) which chronicled the battle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a small group of Oaxacan and Chiapan indigenous farmworkers in Florida, against the largest agribusiness conglomerates in the world. The film was released theatrically in a number of countries (Screen Media in the US) and won numerous awards - including citations from the US Conference of Mayors, the Clinton Global Initiative and the White House. The film was also a Winner (shared) of the 2016 BritDoc Impact award and several festival prizes.

Sanjay’s last film 3100: RUN AND BECOME won several festival prizes, had a robust theatrical release in the US in 2018 and is opening in traditional theatrical engagements across Europe and Australia in 2020 and 2021.

Tanya Mellier, Producer

Tanya Mellier


Tanya’s documentary feature ALIAS RUBY BLADE premiered at IDFA and played over 40 film festivals. It was purchased by Netflix, distributed theatrically in Australia and won shared the 2014 Cinema for Peace award with the narrative 12 Years a Slave. Tanya also produced the award-winning film 3100: RUN AND BECOME.

Renan Ozturk, DP

Renan Ozturk


Renan Ozturk is a National Geographic photographer with an Instagram following of 800k+ for his stunning imagery of mountains and landscapes. He shot the award-winning feature doc MERU, in which he also starred, as well as SHERPA and VALLEY OF THE GODS.

Alexander Meillier, Editor

Alexander Meillier


Alexander Meillier is the director of ALIAS RUBY BLADE. Recently, Alex edited the film 3100: Run and Become. He also edited Born to Fly, which premiered at SXSW 2014, and the HBO documentary film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman. His work can also be seen in Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story.

Sterlin Harjo, Producer

Sterlin Harjo


(Seminole, Muskogee). Sundance Fellow (2004). His first narrative short Good Night Irene premiered at Sundance 2005. His next 3 narrative features (as director) also had Sundance premieres and were distributed theatrically and now digitally.


  • Michael Roberts
    (Tlingit Nation)
  • Adae Briones
  • Jackie Francke
  • Raymond Foxworth
  • Jennifer Buffett
  • Wendy Schmidt
  • Christine Schantz
  • Jason Momoa
  • Brian Mendoza


NoVo Foundation
11th Hour Project
Kalliopeia Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
Neda Nobari Foundation
California Film Institute
Threshold Foundation
Doc Society
Bertha Philanthropies
Ford Foundation/Just Films