Jairus McLeary is a Legal Videographer from Chicago who began with shooting video ethnography in college; subjects in their natural setting, in order to experience, interpret, and represent culture and society. The experience motivated him to make his first film, The Work after years of participation inside Folsom’s Circles.
Co-Director Gethin Aldous
Gethin Aldous has been a professional TV and Film director for 15 years. He is based in NYC and currently directs motion capture for a major video game company. This is his second feature length doc. He works with prisoners at Folsom and other prisons throughout the country in his spare time.
Producer Alice Henty
Alice Henty is a Brit who began her career working as a PA on Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary in London in the ‘90’s. She has been in the industry for almost 20 years and counts her first documentary feature as the Academy Award and Emmy-winning One Day in September. She moved to New York in 2002 and worked for Teale-Edwards Productions as their in-house Supervising Producer, developing programming for Discovery, Bravo, A&E and National Geographic. She went on to Line Produce independent feature docs The Tillman Story, Buck [Sundance Audience Award 2010], Citizen Koch, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon and Happy Valley. She also post-supervised Life, Animated which was among the 2017 Academy Award nominees. Her Co-Producing credits include Beware of Mr. Baker, [SXSW Grand Jury Prize 2012], What is Cinema?, The Magician and Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang. She is currently producing Cindy Meehl’s next project. She lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Editor Amy Foote
Amy Foote is a freelance documentary editor and consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. Her editing credits include; MAVIS! (HBO), 1964 (PBS American Experience) the Emmy-nominated film, and James Beard Award winning film, A MATTER OF TASTE: SERVING UP PAUL LIEBRANDT (HBO, BBC); FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, (PBS Independent Lens, SXSW Audience Award 2010, IDA Best Music Documentary); THE LEAST OF THESE: FAMILY DETENTION IN AMERICA (SXSW/Snag Films); and the Emmy-nominated film, FINISHING HEAVEN (HBO). Her co production credits include A MATTER OF TASTE and FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN (Sundance Channel, BBC, Arte).
Cinematographer Arturo Santamaria
CINEMATOGRAPHER Arturo Santamaria is a Cinematographer and Technical Producer for CBS Interactive who committed to the four-day retreat with the rest of the crew. After his participation he was able to find a such degree of balance and understanding with the inmates that he credits the men inside with changing the course of his life.
Sound Recordist Thomas Curley
Thomas Curley was born in Troy, NY, and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 1994. He graduated from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York with a B.A. in Film Studies in 2001. Curley is a member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 695 since 2003. In 2008, he was inducted into the Cinema Audio Society, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2015.