We believe in the power of documentary films to educate, inspire and promote positive change. Our hope is that this film will help our audiences recognize the importance of their own personal choices to help another in need, and how compassion can change everything.
Meet the Team
Judi Beecher is an award-winning filmmaker and actress. She is the daughter of the subject of the documentary, Ronia Beecher. Her previous works include the multi Award winning Tango Shalom, which was just endorsed by Pope Francis, along with receiving the award for Best Film for Peace and Tolerance at AIFF festival during Cannes 2021. For her film Only in Paris she received Best Film, Best Romantic Comedy, and Best Actress for her work. She also directed Finding Isabelle, and as the result of winning a writing competition at Cannes, she produced and directed the Cannes Can for a 48 hour flip camera competition at Cannes. As an actress she can be seen in Taken 3, Heavy Rain, La Garçonne TV series on France 2 and opposite Renee Taylor and Lainie Kazan in Tango Shalom. Judi founded and runs the production company Beecher Productions.
Executive Producer /Producer
Mark Jonathan Harris is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Distinguished Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where he holds the Mona and Bernard Kantor Chair of Production. Among the many documentaries he has written, produced and/or directed are The Redwoods, which won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary (1968); The Long Way Home, Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary (1997); and Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, which won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2000 and was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003), a documentary that he wrote on slavery in America, was nominated for an Emmy for a Nonfiction Special and Harris was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. . In 2016, he co-wrote and co-directed Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine, which won eight awards at eleven international film festivals, including Best of Show at the Accolade Global Film Competition. The film was released theatrically in the U.S. in March 2018 and is currently screening on Peacock. Foster, which he wrote and directed, aired on HBO in 2019 and was nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. In 2021, Asian Americans, a 5-part series for PBS for which he was Consulting Producer, received a Peabody Award.
Dewey Wigod develops TV shows and films by connecting them with creative and financial partners: The American Film Institute's "100 Years . . .100 Movies" series of specials for CBS Network, counting down the hundred greatest movies in many different categories; "The Lost Kennedy Home Movies" for A&E, showcasing the family during the decades before Camelot; "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War" (Co-Executive Producer) for PBS, about the rescue of World War II refugees www.defyingthenazis.org, "That Way Madness Lies" (Co-Producer), documenting the plight of the mentally ill www.madnessthemovie.com, and "Back to Berlin" (Associate Producer), about a team of Israeli bikers transporting the Olympic torch across Europe to celebrate the staging of the European Maccabee Games in Germany for the first time www.backtoberlin.co.uk.
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