Filmmakers Bios

Director/Co-Writer/Producer
Cambiz A. Khosravi, owner and operator of Woodstock Heritage Productions, is a widely recognized documentary film and video producer. His works have been in film festivals and broadcast both in the US and abroad. The films are also part of permanent collections of major museums and libraries such as the Museum of Modern Art and The Kitchen in New York City, as well as in collections at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia Universities.

Co-Writer
Gioia Timpanelli is considered one of the worldʼs foremost storytellers – widely respected as both a master and scholar of the ageless art. She won two Emmy Awards (Citations of Merit) for Tales from Viet Nam and for her series of 30 programs on storytelling, She created, wrote and produced Stories from My House, shown on PBS stations throughout the United States. She has also received the prestigious Womenʼs National Book Association Award for bringing the oral tradition to the American public and recently the Maharishi Award for ʻpromoting world harmony wherever she goes by enlivening within the listener that field of pure consciousness that is the source of all stories.’ She is one of the founding members of the New York Storytelling Center in New York City.

Co-Writer
Beverly Rivera Davis has been the U.S. Political Correspondent for PROFIL, Austria’s top weekly newsmagazine, a reporter for Huffingtonpost.com, and continues filing for several European magazines, as well as reporting on the environment and social issues. She is an award-winning author, print and broadcast journalist, historical documentarist, film and television producer.

Co-Writer
Russell Craig Richardson is an award winning short film and documentary maker, as well as being a respected video maker (installations and music collaborations). Entropie won best dramatic short at the Houston International Film Festival in 2000; Mad Dog Prosecutors won Best Documentary at the New York International Film and Video Festival (2003). This film was also screened at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village, NY, NY. Mirandʼa is a multi-platform video/website/blog/storytelling forum and was chosen in competition at the Prix Visionica new media festival, Wroclaw, Poland in 2007. As a writer, he has been a member of the SACD in Paris (Writers’ Guild of France) since 1992.

Co-Writer
Tom Wolf is Professor of Art History at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY specializing in 20th Century Art. Curator and author for Konrad Cramer: A Retrospective (1982); Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Painter/Photographer (1986); Woodstockʼs Art Heritage (1987); Yasuo Kuniyoshiʼs Women (1993) Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony (2003), Carl Eric Lindin, from Sweden to Woodstock (2004), The Maverick Art Colony (2006), and Peggy Bacon: Cats and Caricatures (2011), among others. In progress: Yasuo Kuniysohi, Revelation, for the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2015). Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Winterthur Museum and Library Fellowships.