Director/Producer: Jan Selby
Jan Selby is an award-winning independent director and producer and owner of Quiet Island Films, a Minnesota (USA) film and video production company. In 2006, Jan began pursuing her lifelong dream of producing and directing documentary films. She began as a producer, working with director Melody Gilbert to create the feature-length documentary FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY (2008). Her first short documentary film, A Circle and Three Lines, followed the 50-year history of the peace symbol. It won a regional Emmy© award, traveled to film festivals worldwide, was broadcast on the Minnesota’s PBS station, and included in the Best Buy video bay at the Walker Art Center. Her first feature-length film, Beyond the Divide (formerly known as 9 Pieces of Peace) inspires dialogue about what it means to stand for peace. Her second feature, Building the Pink Tower, co-directed and produced with Vina Kay, will reimagine schools and learning through the lens of Montessori education.
Videographer: Brandon Hamilton
A recent college graduate living in the San Francisco Bay Area (Ken’s shoot was in Sebastopol, California).
Co-Editor: Ben Gottlieb
Ben is a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minnesota).
Original Music: Rodney Tahija
Rodney is a Twin Cities’ musician and composer.
Colorist: Oscar Obozo
Oscar is known as the best colorist in the midwest. He works at Pixel Farm in Minneapolis.
Re-recording Mixer: Jesse Marks
Jesse works his mixing magic at Pixel Farm in Minneapolis.
Technical Advisor: Kevin McKeever
Kevin is a freelance cinematographer, editor and still photographer. His website is http://www.image-generation.com/
Production Assistant: Sam Sobieck
Sam graduated from St. Catherine’s University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and now works at Sage Communications.
Marketing Assistant: Amira Cohen
Amira graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is currently working at Darn Good Documentaries.
Documentary Muse: Melody Gilbert
I held several rough-cut screenings for fellow filmmakers, family, and friends. Their input and support made this a better film.
Special Thanks to..
Ken and Jan Kolsbun
A. Michele Boutique, Saint Paul MN
Dunn Bros Coffee, Grand Avenue, Saint Paul MN
Minnesota Historical Society and The 1968 Project
The Peace Pavilion, MN State Fair
Rebel Ink Baby, Saint Paul MN
Friends and Family who supported me in so many ways:
David, Daniel, Andrew and Lily Ellis
Lori Fink Garelick
Steve Miles Milan
Video and Photo Sources
Amistad Digital Resource
Guardian News and Media
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
National Geographic Books
Spread the Peace
United States Library of Congress