Jon Shenk - President
Jon Shenk has directed and photographed many award-winning films. Most recently, Jon co-directed and photographed AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER which was selected to be the opening night film of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Paramount in summer 2017. In 2016 Jon co-directed and photographed the Peabody Award winning film AUDRIE & DAISY, which premiered in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up as a Netflix Original film. In 2011 Jon directed THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, winner of the 2011 TIFF’s People’s Choice Award and IDA’s Pare Lorentz Award. Jon was awarded the 2004 Independent Spirit Award for directing LOST BOYS OF SUDAN. Shenk was the DP for the 2008 Academy Award-winning SMILE PINKI, and he won an Emmy for BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE, 2007.
Richard Berge - Secretary and Treasurer
Richard Berge is a Bay Area filmmaker who has produced many documentaries for wide theatrical and television release. Most recently, he produced AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (2017) which was selected to be the opening night film of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released internationally by Paramount Pictures in summer 2017. Berge produced the Peabody Award-winning AUDRIE & DAISY (2016), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is distributed worldwide as a Netflix Original, and THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (2011), for which he was nominated for Theatrical Documentary Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, received the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Pare Lorentz Award from the International Documentary Association. He produced and directed THE RAPE OF EUROPA (2006) which was nominated for two Emmy Awards and for Best Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. Wiith director Barry Levinson, Berge wrote and produced YESTERDAY’S TOMORROWS (1999) for Showtime and Touchstone Television. He was the line producer for Jon Else’s SING FASTER: THE STAGEHANDS’ RING CYCLE (1999), which received an Emmy Award and the Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. He wrote and produced profiles of visual and performing artists for MAKE:TELEVISION (2008) and SPARK! (2003-04), two weekly series for public television. Before completing the master’s program in Documentary Filmmaking at Stanford University in 1994, Berge worked at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University in 1984. Berge is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.