the filmmakers

Camilla Rockwell, director of Mother Nature's Child Director/Co-Producer Camilla Rockwell began in film with filmmaker Ken Burns, working on nine of his PBS programs and series from The Shakers: Hand to Work, Hearts to God (1983) to Thomas Jefferson (co-producer, 1997). In 1999, she established Fuzzy Slippers Productions to produce films on creativity and the arts, healing and well-being, including segments for the PBS series Body and Soul; Pioneers of Hospice, an award-winning educational program about the founders of the modern hospice movement; a video masterclass series for world renowned artist Richard Schmid; and Stone Rising, a one-hour feature about master stone artisan Dan Snow (PBS). Rockwell’s 2007 film, Holding Our Own (PBS) is currently helping to expand our national conversation about aging and dying.

Co-Producer Wendy Conquest has worked on over twelve historical documentaries — most notably with Ken Burns.  In the 1990’s she teamed up with filmmaker Bob Drake, co-producing ethics documentaries Buying Time: Media Role in Health Care and The Burden of Knowledge as well as Show 1991, for the Telluride Film Festival; Chance, on the teaching of statistics; Mind Talk: The Brain’s New Story (PBS); and three NSF funded programs sponsored by Dartmouth College: The Math Life (PBS); Mind in the Machine, and Darwin’s Extra Sense about the math of the life sciences. Conquest has produced and written award-winning health-care programs for the PBS series, The Dr. Is In, the Vermont Public Television program Earth Network, and In the Landscape, about sculptor Herb Ferris (PBS).

Cinematographer Michael Sacca works as an independent producer and freelance cameraman across New England. His broadcast film and video credits include Passamaquoddy Basketmakers (PBS), The Abenaki of Vermont (PBS), Nosey Parker, William Sloane Coffin: A Lover’s Quarrel With America (PBS); and Birdsong and Coffee (PBS) winner of a Cine Golden Eagle Award and From the Hills of Vermont, a piece he produced for the National Park Service. He worked for 10 years for the Media Production Group at Dartmouth College where he was recognized with 5 Gold medals from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education for promotional and documentary pieces.

Cinematographer Peter Kent has worked in film and video for over 30 years: as a cameraman, producer, director and production manager. His clients include all the major broadcast and cable networks, as well as documentary, commercial, corporate and non-profit work. Kent has produced,shot, and edited video projects including Fight For Freedom: The Inspiring Story of African American Civil War Soldiers; Avoiding Armageddon; Separate But Not Equal; One Nation Indivisible; and the PBS series Religion & Ethics.

Cinematographer Allen Moore has been producing, directing, shooting, and editing his own documentaries for 30 years. His independent films include: The Shepherds of Berneray; Food on Hand; Black Water; A Sheepherder’s Homecoming; The Pursuit of Truth; and Albert Alcalay: Self Portraits. In 1982 Moore received a Guggenheim Fellowship in filmmaking. He has has been twice nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for his cinematography on film series by both Ken Burns and Ric Burns.

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