Creative Team

Producer, Director, Editor

Nancy Ghertner is a visual artist and filmmaker of both experimental and documentary films. She was a producer and cinematographer with W. Keith McManus of 330 Miles to Justice, which documents the 2003 Farmworker’s March from Seneca Falls to Albany. She collaborated extensively with Susannah Newman in ImageMovementsSound Festival dance films. Other documentary projects include In Our Own Backyard: The Hidden Realities of Women Farmworkers, Mother Rabbit Watching, and Across Cultures, which won a Videography Award for documenting community cultures. Ghertner was a founding member of the Farmworker Women’s Institute, and served as a board member for the Wayne County Multi-Cultural Arts Project. She is a member of Wayne Action for Racial Equality (WARE). She and her husband, John “Lory” Ghertner, participate in the Justice for Farmworker Movement, and are founders of the Church Watch, which defended the right of migrant and immigrant community members to attend their church during 2008 and 2009. The Ghertners have lived in Sodus for 30 years.

Consulting Producer

The Sodus Film Group believes that films can create social transformation through storytelling themes linked to struggles for human rights and dignity. All of its members at one time lived or worked in Sodus, New York.

Music Composers

Alfredo Sanchez Gutierrez and Mario Osuna have collaborated in composing music for film, television, dance, theater and radio in both the US and Mexico since 2007. In 2009, they composed and scored the music for the short film Jaulas, (Cages), which won the coveted Ariel Prize in Mexico, and was included in several important national and international film festivals. More recent credits include the documentaries In the footsteps of Abraham” (Tras los pasos de Abraham U.S.- Mex. 2009), Underground Voices (Voces Del Subterraneo, Mex. 2009), and Fogonero del Delirio, (Alejandro Colunga Mex. 2011), and a feature film, Fecha de Caducidad (Mex. 2011). Alfredo and Mario live in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Consulting Editor

Cat Ashworth has been creating video artworks, documentaries, and educational programs for over twenty five years. Her early works combined video art, performance art, and installation art, often with a first-person point of view. In 2005 she directed the documentary, Oldest Mother on the Block. This feature-length documentary examines the personal and ethical issues of using Assisted Reproductive Technology to extend a woman’s biological clock. Ashworth is a tenured professor in the School of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

Assistant Editor

Elizabeth Phillips is an independent filmmaker who provides art direction, production design, editing, and style assistance to films. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Animation and with a minor in Art History. Her most recent work garnered the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the High Falls International Film Festival-Women of SOFA Show and the Audience Favorite Award for Mid-Atlantic Short at the New Hope Film Festival. Phillips lives in New York City.

Trailer Editor

Surbhi Dewan is an independent documentary film director, producer, and freelance video editor. Her films attempt to connect personal portraits with larger socio-political events. In addition to her documentary, Daughter of Nepal, she is working on a collaborative piece with filmmaker Mara Ahmad, wherein they will explore the Partition of India through personal stories. Dewan graduated from the School of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology with an MFA in Film. Dewan is currently based in Dehli, India.

Audio Post Production

David Sluberski is a lecturer at RIT’s School of Film and Animation and owner-producer at West Rush Productions. From 1984 to 2009, Sluberski was the Senior Audio Producer at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council in Rochester, NY. He received the prestigious George Foster Peabody award in 1994 as well as numerous Telly awards, Gabriel awards, and a NYS Emmy in 1998. He advised and implemented all audio needs for the twelve million-dollar digital conversion to HDTV and digital radio for WXXI. That implementation received finalist status for the 2007 Broadcast Engineering Excellence award for “Digital Studio Facilities.”


Todd Gill is the Senior Editor and Colorist at Digital Post Ink.  He got is start working at Dempsey Film Group in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has over 12 years of working experience in the post production industry.  He has edited and graded numerous local, regional and national commercial campaigns, documentaries, and corporate/trade show videos.