kaia rose - creator, director, producer, lead editor
Kaia is a freelance filmmaker based in New York City and believes in the power of stories to enact change. Kaia is a consultant for Connect4Climate at the World Bank, filming high-level events and editing videos focused on climate action; she shoots and edits for Unreel Films, working on dozens of videos for The Juilliard School and editing both short films and documentaries; she is the archive manager on an upcoming PBS documentary about how Medicare helped desegregate American hospitals; and she creates content for educational campaigns, web-series, theatre shows, and organizations such as the World Bank, 350.org, the UN Foundation, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Before becoming a New Yorker, Kaia lived in the UK where she taught editing, producing and documentary filmmaking at her alma mater the University of Bristol. She was also the lead producer and studio manager at the BAFTA-winning production company ArthurCox, where she produced and production managed commercials, shorts, TV shows and feature films for such companies as Disney Jr, Aardman Animations, the BBC, the UK Film Council and 20th Century Fox TV. Her short film Looking Forward to Yesterday premiered at Rooftop Films in New York City and is being distributed by IndieFlix. She graduated at the top of her class with a BA (hons) in Theatre, Film & TV from the University of Bristol in England.
eric mann - producer, director of photography, editor
Eric is the CEO of Unreel Films, LLC in New York City. Since its founding in 2013, he has produced, directed, written, edited, and directed the cinematography of hundreds of projects including SAG Short Films, promo videos, music and dance videos, pilots, documentaries, and more. He has successfully crowd-funded three films: his short documentary Behind the Mirror (2017), the feature documentary Just Go (2015), and the SAG Film Alistair’s Wednesday (2015) starring Grizz Chapman from 30 Rock.
nicole crescimanno - producer
Nicole is deeply concerned about climate change, which inspired her to obtain an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University. She is currently working for Professor James Hansen as the program coordinator of the Earth Institute’s program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. She also co-leads the NYC chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a group that advocates for carbon fee and dividend legislation. She is committed to helping others find their voice and empowering them to contribute towards climate solutions.
sarabeth brockley - producer
Sarabeth works for social justice and advocacy campaigns that operate at the nexus between public discourse and climate policy advocacy, while focusing on people as drivers of change. She has worked as the Senior Relations Manager at Climate Action Network International and as a Policy Analyst in the Division for Sustainable Development at the United Nations. She also serves as Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s (CCL) Deputy Director for Strategic Engagement within their Pathway to Paris program, which aggregates political will around the COP21 UNFCCC negotiations and action on climate change. Sarabeth is a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Peru 2011-2012) and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Moravian College and a MA in Environmental Policy Design from Lehigh University.
kathy zhang - consultant
Kathy Zhang is the General Manager for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School. Prior to joining the Tow Center, she managed communications and youth engagement at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), hosted at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. She was also the founding director of the Sustainability Media Lab, a Columbia student initiative working to make sustainable development more accessible, relevant, and compelling across all media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and currently serves as the president of Columbia’s Sustainable Development Alumni Board.