THE TEAM

Lauren Hollingsworth, Director and Producer

An award-winning theater director and photographer, Lauren received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California. As a television producer, she spent over a decade working on a variety of documentary series, including Participant Media’s Welcome to Fairfax, the CBS film Summer Dreams, and the Emmy-nominated It Gets Better. Lauren is a founder and board member of Hollywood’s Sacred Fools Theater Company, a small theater devoted to the artists’ ensemble and the production of original works and has a background in photography.

 

Lyle Gamm, Executive Producer

A documentary film and television producer, Lyle has worked with some of the industry's most successful filmmakers, including Morgan Spurlock (30 Days), R.J. Cutler (The September Issue), Alex Gibney and Eva Orner (The Human Behavior Experiments), Brett Morgan (Nimrod Nation) and Brian Knappenberger (Truth and Power). Lyle was VP of Original Programming at Pivot TV, Participant Media's television network for four years. More recently he worked as a development consultant for Blumhouse TV.

Inbal B. Lessner, Producer and Editor

An Emmy nominated producer and editor, Inbal was an additional editor on Natalie Portman's A Tale of Love and Darkness, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She also produced and edited Brave Miss World, the documentary about Linor Abargil, who was raped 6 weeks before she won the Miss World pageant. The film was screened to members of U.S. Congress, received an Emmy nomination for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, and is a Netflix Exclusive. Inbal was an Additional Editor on Davis Guggenheim's Teach, a 2-hour documentary special for CBS, and on Spent, his film about the "unbanked" in America. She edited and co-produced the internationally acclaimed I Have Never Forgotten You about Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, a Special Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival. 

Jamara Ghalayini, Producer

Formerly a Senior Business Consultant with Deloitte Consulting, Jamara worked as a project manager for clients such as Warner Brothers Studios and Agilent Technologies, coordinating finance and development-based projects for these and other global entities. She founded and branded Pumpkinheads, a children?s luxury boutique, and is also a founding committee member for the March of Dimes babyLOVE event, now coined 'Celebration of Babies'. She has also organized fundraising for other non-profits including No Limits, Present Now, Operation School Bell, the Cedar Sinai Hospital NICU, and the Childrens' Action Network. 

Stefanos Kafatos, Cinematographer

Stefanos Kafatos is a cinematographer with fifteen years' experience in documentary film and television. After receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California, he went to work for National Geographic, traveling around the world on the show Microkillers, documenting the effects of pathogens on communities around the world. He worked with director Morgan Spurlock on his film Mansome, and has captured intimate and emotional moments in documentary television for the Sundance Channel, the Travel Channel, ABC, TLC, MTV, Bravo and Discovery. 

Daniel Lessner, Composer

Daniel Lessner has composed main themes and soundtracks for more than 70 films, documentaries and television shows. His most recent work includes the main themes and scores for ABC's 500 Questions, TBS' Americas Greatest Makers and America's Next Weatherman. Lessner collaborated with Hans Zimmer and Ben Harper on the Emmy Nominated Feature Documentary, Brave Miss World, which premiered on Netflix. He has created the themes and scores for History Channel's That's Impossible! as well as the score for the short film AWOL, starring David Morse and written by Shane Black, for which he won the silver medal for Best Soundtrack at the Park City Film Festival. Lessner has performed as a concert pianist in numerous television shows, and in the United Airlines' ads playing Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue accompanied by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

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