DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CAMERA
LAUREN WARING DOUGLAS
Lauren Waring Douglas is a native of Charleston, SC, and has worked both in the studio system and in the independent film industry. She began her career as a production coordinator for South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV). Subsequently, her credits include projects with Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, A&E Television – Biography Network, and ABC Studios. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Lauren went on to receive her Master of Arts Degree in Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Once Lauren acquired the fancy titles that made her resume look fancy, she realized her real passion was in celebrating her heritage. She is proud to be a Southern Producers’ Lab Fellow with the New Orleans Film Society to bring these stories to light. She is making her directorial debut with When Porgy Came Home, the untold story of Charleston’s famous opera, Porgy and Bess. Lauren seeks to give voice to the oft-silenced Gullah Geechee culture of South Carolina.
Par’s work as a filmmaker has placed him in many roles—director, writer, producer, editor, and cinematographer. Par recently made his narrative directorial debut with the short THE HAPPY, which will premiere at SeriesFest in June 2019. He produced and co-wrote Benh Zeitlin’s GLORY AT SEA, winner of the Wholphin Best Short Film Award at SXSW, and edited Dana O’Keefe’s short narrative THE NEW YORKIST, which was in competition at Tribeca Film Festival. He’s also produced and shot short documentaries for the Haitian Government to present at the World Economic Forum. Par edited a feature-length documentary about Cameron Crowe’s film ALOHA. Before his documentary and narrative work, Par spent a decade creating promotional videos for such musical talents as Beyoncé and Willie Nelson, and fashion clients such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s. He is represented by Artists First.
DANIELA I. QUIROZ
Daniela I. Quiroz is a 2017 Front Page Award winner (The Newswomen’s Club of New York) for her work on the VICE on HBO documentary TRANS YOUTH. She edited for the VICE on HBO and VICE News Tonight shows for 3 seasons, including GOODBYE CONGRESS with Alexandra Pelosi who sat down with 15 departing members of Congress at the end of 2018. Daniela co-edited the feature length film, REBEL CITIZEN with Skylight Pictures, an in-depth look at Haskell Wexler’s use of cinematography as a tool for social justice, which premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival. She is currently involved in the post-production of several documentaries and TV series set to release in 2020.
Prolific composer and singer/songwriter Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on film, TV and live theater. She is a recipient of many fellowships and awards including the prestigious Sundance Time Warner Fellowship, Sundance Fellowship for Feature Film Scoring, Sundance/Skywalker Documentary Film Scoring and the BMI Conducting Fellowship. Kathryn was the Vice President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers from 2017-2019. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her credits include TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), CLEMENCY (2019), CAMERAPERSON (2016), and DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (2014).
Jason’s introduction to film began at an early age through his parents, Sam and Glenda. As a result of their influence, Jason studied film at New York University. In 2007, he co-edited PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. He also co-edited SING YOUR SONG, a documentary about the life of singer/activist Harry Belafonte which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2012, he edited the PBS documentary SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Jason has received a degree in Bachelors in Fine Arts in Film & Television and a Masters in Cinema Studies, both from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.