LISA ADES is a documentary filmmaker who has produced and directed films for PBS and cable television for more than 20 years. Her acclaimed film, Miss America, was funded by the NEH and premiered at Sundance before its broadcast on PBS in 2002. Her previous work includes producing with Ric Burns NEW YORK, a five part, ten-hour series (PBS, 1999), THE WAY WEST, a four-part, six-hour series (PBS, 1995), and THE DONNER PARTY (PBS, 1992). At Orchard Films, she produced and directed numerous films for television including BEAUTY IN A JAR (A&E, 2003), IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN (IFC, 2004) and FABULOUS! THE STORY OF QUEER CINEMA (IFC, 2006). Her most recent work includes directing a seven part series on the history of the Jews of Syria for the Sephardic Heritage Museum in Brooklyn, NY.
RICHARD HANKIN is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor. Most recently, he won an Emmy for his work as Supervising Editor on the groundbreaking, six-part documentary series THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST. CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS, which Hankin co-produced and edited, won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and an Emmy for Hankin’s editing, and the honor of being named one of the best documentaries of all time by the IDA. Hankin has served as a Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Editing and Storytelling Lab and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film program.
MICHAEL LEVINE received an Emmy for editing the Oscar-nominated documentary RESTREPO (2010), directed by Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington. He was also the editor on such critically acclaimed films as: Ken and Sarah Burns' CENTRAL PARK FIVE (2012), Liz Garbus’ BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD (2011), Amir Bar-Lev’s MY KID COULD PAINT THAT (2007), Jennifer Venditti’s BILLY THE KID (2007), Vincent Fremont and Shelly Dunn Fremont’s PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY (2000), Bennett Miller’s THE CRUISE (1998), and Ken Burns' BASEBALL (1994).
DR. KATHLEEN M. PIKE is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). She serves as Director and Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program and is Associate Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. She is also Senior Supervising Psychologist in the Center for Eating Disorders at CUMC. Dr. Pike earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Johns Hopkins University and her doctoral degree at Yale University.
Under Dr. Pike’s leadership, the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University Medical Center is committed to advancing research, training and education across a broad array of programs designed to raise awareness and improve prevention and treatment of mental disorders. The Global Mental Health Program has an established plank committed to engaging the arts to engage communities around these priorities.
Dr. Pike has published over 100 articles and book chapters on eating disorders, culture and psychopathology and global mental health, has authored and presented over 150 workshops and lectures and delivered numerous major public addresses, including TEDxTokyo talk: Don’t Call Me Crazy, and has a weekly blog on mental health.
HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS presents in association with IMPACT PARTNERS CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES CHICAGO MEDIA PROJECT and documentary CHANNEL a LITTLE DARKROOM FILMS production “32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE” executive producers DAN COGAN and REGINA K. SCULLY co-executive producers STEVE COHEN PAULA FROEHLE and JENNY RASKIN title and art direction by BLUE SPILL Animation & GFX by JOY E. REED and JUDD BLAISE composer T. GRIFFIN director of photography DANIEL B. GOLD editor TOBY SHIMIN producer BETH LEVISON director HOPE LITOFF for HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS: senior producer SARA BERNSTEIN executive producer SHEILA NEVINS