Tami Yeager, Director/Producer Bio
Preetmohan Singh, Co-Producer Bio
Jedd Wider, Producer, has extensive film producing experience in partnership with his brother, Todd. Their widely-acclaimed projects include the 2006 films “Beyond Conviction,” Morgan Spurlock’s “What Would Jesus Buy?,” and “The Untyings.” He is executive producer of Alex Gibney’s “Taxi to the Dark Side” (Best Documentary Feature, 2007 Tribeca Film Festival). He and Todd are currently producing “Kicking It” (2007) about the Homeless World Club soccer tournament and developing a documentary with Paul Cronin about the Columbia University student uprisings in 1968. He was a producer of the feature film “Mixing Nia” (1999) which premiered on HBO and assistant to the producer of the television film “Woman in the Wind” (1990) which premiered on A&E. An attorney based in New York, Jedd is a graduate of Princeton University and the Tulane School of Law.
Todd Wider, Producer, has extensive film producing experience in partnership with his brother, Jedd. Their widely-acclaimed projects include the 2006 films “Beyond Conviction,” Morgan Spurlock’s “What Would Jesus Buy?,” and “The Untyings.” He is executive producer of Alex Gibney’s “Taxi to the Dark Side” (Best Documentary Feature, 2007 Tribeca Film Festival). He and Jedd are currently producing “Kicking It” (2007) about the Homeless World Club soccer tournament and developing a documentary with Paul Cronin about the Columbia University student uprisings in 1968. A plastic surgeon based in New York, Todd was instrumental in advocating for passage of the Women’s Health and Cancer Act of 1998 mandating insurance coverage for breast cancer reconstruction. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Gary Mercer, Director of Photography, is an award-winning cinematographer with thirty years of documentary filmmaking and news experience. Among his many projects, he was the producer and cinematographer of “Test of Courage: The Making of a Firefighter,” and the cinematographer of “Rising Waters.” He has won three Emmy awards and a regional Edward R. Murrow award along with numerous other awards for his work.
Manuel Tsingaris, Senior Editor, is an award-winning editor residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. His recent documentary projects include “China Blue,” a feature film about globalization and child labor in China currently screening in the 2006/2007 international film festival circuit, and winner of the Audience Award on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2007; “Long Gone,” a feature length documentary about hobos which won best documentary in the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival; and “Test of Courage: The Making of a Firefighter,” a film for PBS and winner of the Bronze Medal winner in the 2000 Houston International Film Festival.
Valerie Kelly, Co-writer, is a teacher and a writer (poetry, fiction and non-fiction). While co-writing “A Dream in Doubt,” her first documentary film, Valerie has been teaching high school English and reading in Hollywood, Florida. She grew up in the Middle East and continues to be an avid traveler. Valerie is also creating a classroom curriculum to accompany “A Dream in Doubt.”
Jon Nealon, Editor, has worked as a documentary producer and editor for more than a decade. His documentary “Goodbye Hungaria,” premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. He produced and edited several investigative documentaries for A&E’s “Investigative Reports.” He was the Senior Producer of the series “Women and the Badge” and edited and produced the powerful examination of the Randy Weaver case, “Ruby Ridge: Anatomy of a Tragedy.”
Devin Tanchum, Editor, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied film production at Syracuse University and now lives in Brooklyn, NY where he works as a freelance Editor and Videographer. Devin performs regularly in New York City with his improv group, New Format Improvisations, and is completing his first novel, “The Passenger.” “A Dream in Doubt” is his first feature documentary.
Sarah Plant, Composer, was Associate Music Director, arranger, and flutist for Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated Eat Drink Man Woman. Feature and documentary scores include Racing Daylight (with David Strathairn), Juliette of the Herbs (PBS), Spotted Puppets (Canal+), Borderline Fractures: Guillermo Gomez-Peña (PBS), Brothers and Others: Arabs and Muslims post-9/11 (CBC, Hallmark, Swiss TV), Speak Out: I Had an Abortion, Going Organic (PBS). Scores include American Museum of Natural History biodiversity films, interactive museum installations and a Bill T. Jones Dance Company commission. Her compositions have been performed at the Kennedy Center, BAM, Carnegie Recital Hall, and Spoleto Festival. Awards/grants: NEA, NYSCA, ASCAP. She licenses an independent library of her music, specializing in international styles.