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 has been in production for almost 20 years and counts her first documentary feature as the Academy Award and Emmy-winning ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER . She has Line Produced THE TILLMAN STORY [Sundance 2009, Emmy Award 2010], BUCK [Sundance Audience Award 2010], CITIZEN KOCH [Sundance 2013], SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON [TIFF & SXSW 2014] and HAPPY VALLEY [Sundance 2015]. 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? and THE MAGICIAN and, most recently, SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG [Sundance 2016] which is a Netflix Original.THE WORK is the first completed film she has Produced. She is also currently producing a new project with Cindy Meehl [director of BUCK].
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.