Keith Fulton (Producer/Director/Sound) and Lou Pepe (Producer/Director/Cinematographer) are award-winning filmmakers of both documentary and fiction films, among them Lost in La Mancha, which was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Documentary, shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, and winner of the Evening Standard's Peter Sellers Award. Lost in La Mancha stands as the first and only verité chronicle of the collapse of a major motion picture and was an international theatrical success. Fulton and Pepe also directed the narrative feature film Brothers of the Head, which won the coveted Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature in 2006.
As Low Key Pictures, the directing team received numerous documentary commissions from the Gates Foundation’s Teaching Channel, for which they produced a series of short films about excellent teachers and practices in California public schools. For Participant Media, they created I Am Education, a web series that explored pressing issues in education entirely through the voices and perspectives of school children.
Fulton and Pepe are also the authors of numerous screenplays, including The Wizards of Perfil, which made the Hollywood Black List in 2007. The team also created Malkovich’s Mail, one of the first original documentary programs for AMC. Fulton and Pepe hold MFAs in film production from Temple University and are alumni of the Sundance Institute’s Writing and Directing Labs. With The Bad Kids they were invited to participate in the 2014 Sundance Catalyst Forum and have recently become recipients of the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program Grant.
Jacob Bricca (Editor) is an award-winning film editor, director, and teacher. His editing credits include the international theatrical hit Lost In La Mancha, the New Yorker Films theatrical release Con Artist, and two films that have shown on PBS’s Independent Lens series. His directorial credits include Indies Under Fire: The Battle for the American Bookstore, which won awards at the Newburyport Documentary Festival and the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and Finding Tatanka, which premiered this year at the prestigious Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film and Television.
Mary Lampson (Editor) is an awardwinning independent documentary filmmaker and editor. Lampson coedited the Academy Award–winning
documentary Harlan County USA and acted as an editor on many other independently produced documentary features. She has worked with Emile de Antonio, Ricky Leacock, and D.A. Pennebaker. Recent projects include: We Still Live Here(Anne Makepeace), Trouble The Water (Tia Lessin and Carl Deal), Kimjonilia (NC Heikin), Camp Victory, Afghanistan (Carol Dysinger), Gurukulam (Jillian Elizabeth), Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield), and The Bad Kids (Fulton & Pepe). Mary has been both a fellow and advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing and Story Lab and is a member of the Academy.
Molly O’Brien (Co-Producer) is the Producer for Indie Caucus a national organization of independent documentary filmmakers who believe in the public mission of public media. Prior to her work of Indie Caucus, O’Brien was the producer of Catalyst Forum for Sundance Institute, an innovative annual convening of creative investors, industry, and independent filmmakers. In its first year, Catalyst Forum raised over $2.6 million for independent filmmakers. Additionally, she was the Sundance Supervising Producer for Selfie a short documentary and centerpiece of a new collaboration between Sundance and Dove. Selfie has garnered over 5 million views on Dove’s YouTube Channel and won a 2014 Clio Image award.
O’Brien won a prime time Emmy for producing in 2000 (American High, FoxTV), was nominated for a prime time Emmy in 2001 (American High) and made a 2010 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow (Cesar's Last Fast). Her first documentary film, (A Pig With Hair, PBS), was shortlisted for the Academy Awards in 1998. O'Brien received initial training as assistant camera with Ken Burns (Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis and Clark, PBS). She has collaborated with some of the most distinguished members of the documentary community including: RJ Cutler (American High, FoxTV), Lauren Greenfield (Queen of Versailles, Magnolia Pictures), Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon (Various films for PBS, HBO, National Geographic), Robert Greenwald (Sierra Club Chronicles, Sundance Channel), Caroline Libresco, and Diane Weyermann (Countdown to Zero, Participant Media.)
In 2014, O'Brien's film Cesar's Last Fast (producer/executive producer) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, US documentary competition. Cesar's Last Fast sold before its first Sundance screening to Participant Media’s Pivot TV and Univision for an unprecedented simultaneous national broadcast in English and Spanish, and is available for streaming on Netflix.
O’Brien is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Los Angeles where as an adjunct professor of Documentary Film at Chapman University she recently discovered a love of teaching.