DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Robin Mortarotti is an award-winning filmmaker with over thirty-five years experience as producer and director of photography on feature, documentary, commercial, and promotional films. He has produced numerous international shoots and has earned a C.I.N.E. Golden Eagle, a local daytime Emmy, and many other awards.
A Death in the Family won Columbia/duPont and Sigma Delta Chi awards for its examination of the effects of television on society and aired as a segment of “Bill Moyers Journal” on PBS. Enrique’s Story, produced for the California State Library Literacy Services and narrated by James Earl Jones, was nominated for an Academy Award.
Eli Olson is an Emmy® Award winning documentary filmmaker and storyteller. Most recently, Eli had four films she edited selected for 2018’s Mill Valley Film Festival: From Baghdad to the Bay, Time for Ilhan, I Am Maris and Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? Lt. Van Dorn won the Active Cinema Audience Award at MVFF; Baghdad to the Bay won Best Documentary at Cinequest 2018, and Time for Ilhan was an official selection for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
Eli won an Emmy® for her work on My Flesh and Blood for HBO films, which also took Best Documentary honors as well as the Audience Award and Best Director prizes at the Sundance Film Festival. Olson edited the short, Movies Around the World which aired during the 89th Oscars® telecast. She also edited and co-directed Stories from Tohuku, which took the Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and later aired on PBS. Other projects include: Heaven Adores You, a documentary on singer Elliott Smith (2014 SF International Film Festival); 3 Still Standing, a documentary about the rise and fall of three San Francisco comedians (2014 Mill Valley Film Festival selection); and Sam Cooke: Crossing Over for PBS’ American Masters, among others.
Emma Hsu Jackson is a Producer based in Oakland, California. She has experience producing and editing story-driven content for documentaries, podcasts, non-profit organizations, and political campaigns. Additionally, she produced, shot, and edited a short film that was displayed in the temporary exhibition Camilla’s Purse at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Emma graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.