Our Team

 
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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.  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 

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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. 

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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

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kathy zhang - 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.

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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.  

credits

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

 

season 1 guests

Annabelle Acton-Bond

Laughlin Artz

Izabella Baisheva

Delphine Blumereau

Dan Bourbeau

Mark Cane

James Carberry

Eleanor Dow

Cassell Ferere

Soscha de la Fuente

Anthony Debbarma

Lindsay Delevingne

Daniel Esty

Teng Fei

Mayor George Ferguson

Minita Gandhi

Michael Gerrard

Michael Glendinning

Arman Golrokhian

John Hansen

Jamie Hanson

Andrew Hughes

Hugo Jabini

Joel Jean

Darren Hall

Saleemul Huq

Valerie Karplus

Peter Kelemen

Kris Kempa

Pushker Kharecha

Sean Kidney

Charles Komanoff

Atsynga Letykai

Noami Lipke

Karen Malpede

Catherine Martini

Diogo Martins

Antoine Maudinet

Naziha Mestaoui

Clément Metivier

Shahrzad Mohtadi

Irene Mulunda

Michael Naughton

Tyler Nickerson

Richard Pancost

Charley Pattison

Robert Percival

Nathan Phillips

Anoop Poonia

Matthew Quinn

Joe Robertson

Isatis Marié Cintrón Rodríguez 

Purple Romero

Aaron Rose

Amy Rose

Spencer Schecht

Laura Segafredo

Aniket Shah

Tobias Shaw

Renatha Simson

Wendy Stephenson

Per Espen Stoknes

Robert Stoner

Elana Sulakshana

Geoffrey Supran

Nobuo Tanaka

Massimo Tavoni

Yassen Tcholakov

Peter Wang

Jingtao Xu

Chang Yuan

Catherine Zhang

Shiqiu Zhang

Zhuoxian Zhang

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