season 2 production team
director, producer, editor: kaia rose
producers: sarabeth brockley & nicole crescimannO
intern: DANIELLE FOSSETT
special thanks to: ERIC MANN & UNREEL FILMS
SUPPORTED BY CRAFT FILM SOCIETY
a CLIMATE COUNTDOWN production
kaia rose - creator, director, producer, editor
Kaia is a freelance filmmaker based in New York City and believes in the power of stories to enact change. She 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, Pathway to Paris, 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. Follow her work on www.kaiarose.com
nicole crescimanno - producer
Nicole Crescimanno is an organizer, connecter, strategist, and storyteller who is deeply concerned about climate change. Nicole co-leads the NYC chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a grassroots group dedicated to empowering people, both politically & personally, to create a liveable world by advocating for carbon fee & dividend legislation. She is a Carbon Pricing Outreach Fellow with MIT’s Climate Co-Lab, a Young Climate Leaders Network Fellow, a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, a Producer for the web-series Climate Countdown, a Student Leadership Consultant for Our Climate, and the Program Coordinator for Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University. Nicole has her M.A. in Climate & Society from Columbia University, and her B.A. in Environmental Studies & Studio Arts from Stonehill College. In her spare time, Nicole likes to make art, rock climb, hike, and cook vegan food for family & friends. Check out her work: www.nicolecrescimanno.com
sarabeth brockley - producer
Sarabeth is a sustainable development consultant who is creating compelling narratives for the climate space. She has worked for such institutions as the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, UNDP, UNFCCC, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), and UN-WATER on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and the 2015 Paris Agreement. In addition, as an advocate of active citizen engagement, she has contributed to stakeholder strategies behind powerful grassroots organizations like Climate Action Network-International, CARE, and Citizens' Climate Lobby. She has taken her experience working across the climate world to Climate Countdown, where she is able to combine her love of art and science. As an award-winning photographer, she continues to learn how to use visual tools as a primary way of communicating climate change solutions both globally and locally. She is a graduate of Moravian College with a B.S. in Environmental Science and holds an MA in Environmental Policy from Lehigh University. Follow her on www.sarabethbrockley.com.
DANIELLE FOSSETT - FALL 2018 INTERN
Danielle is an 18-year-old environmentalist based on Long Island, NY. She is a public advocate for youth involvement and youth empowerment, having setup organizations that have impacted the local political sphere including Weave Together. Danielle has worked with the ACLU as part of a summer internship interfacing with national headquarters, DC-based organizers and political advocacy staff, in addition to being part of the organizing for the ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute. She has written articles including for Bustle magazine, she is the recipient of the Congressional Certificate of Merit at her high school, has served as a member of her school legislative action committee, and is a 2018 high school graduate with an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
season 1 production team
director, producer, editor: kaia rose
co-producers: sarabeth brockley, nicole crescimanno, Eric Mann, mikita thompson, kathy zhang
director of photography, editor: eric mann
production manager: mikita thompson
intern: claire richer
special thanks to: valerie brinton, sue gregory, mark & michelle mann, bruce parker, george reid, tobias shaw
an unreel films production
eric mann - SEASON 1 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.
kathy zhang - SEASON 1 PRODUCER, CONSULTANT
Kathy 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.