The People who made OXD
Director. Craig Lowy is a film and theater director. In his youth he danced with the Poughkeepsie Ballet.Notable stage productions include Gertrude Stein’s Doktor Faustus Lights the Lights and Alfred Jarry’s notorious Ubu Roi. “OXD \ One Extraordinary Day" is his first feature length documentary.
Co-producer. Michel Negroponte is an award winning filmmaker who has been making documentaries for more than 30 years. He has also worked as a producer on many films, among them by Edet Belzberg’s Academy Award-nominated “Children Underground.”
Among his many films “Jupiter’s Wife” won Best Feature Documentary at the Vancouver and the Santa Barbara Film Festivals, a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and an Emmy.
Principal Cinematographer. Raúl Santos is an award-winning film writer and director. He started his career in Madrid in Advertising as a Creative Director. His first feature film, 'The Rock', about the love and hate relationship between Spain and Gibraltar, won the Golden Award for Best European Documentary at SEFF'11, as well as awards in festivals across Europe and the Americas. The New York Times cited him as “one of Spain's rising directors.”
Co-Editor. Lucas Groth is a documentary editor and filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS, Animal Planet, and at film festivals internationally. OXD is Lucas’s first feature documentary. Lucas received his MFA in Social Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts in New York. For more info visit: www.lucasgroth.com
Sountrack Composer. Kenn Lowy has been composing music since he was a teenager. His solo band wrinklemuzik is known for electronic atmospherics and aggressive ambient compositions. He has been performing his acoustic pop music throughout the country for decades. OXD is the third collaboration between the Lowy brothers.
Choreographer. Elizabeth Streb founded the STREB Extreme Action Company in 1985. She is a recipient of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award as well as many other awards & fellowships.
In 2003, Streb established SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics) in Brooklyn, NY.
She & her company have been featured in numerous articles & TV shows. In spring 2015, Alec Wilkinson wrote a profile of Streb in The New Yorker magazine. Streb has received commissions from Museums, Performing Arts Centers and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad of the Summer Games.
Co-producer. Lana’s first job was interning
at Starogubski Press. She has produced Off Off Broadway plays and Independent Films, the best known being the comedic thriller, A Short History of the French Space Program. After a long stint in the corporate world, producing videos, she has returned to her first love, Indy films. OXD is the first feature length film she has co-produced.
Principal Cinematographer. Lucas Smith is a filmmaker operating out of New York and Los Angeles. His first directorial work, "Ghosts of the Aral Sea," was honored by the Independent Film Project at Lincoln Center and New York Film Festival in 2012. As cinematographer, he recently collaborated on LAST MAN IN DHAKA CENTRAL, a documentary feature by Naeem Mohaiemen, exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
David Van Tiegham
Composer of Performance Music. David Van Tieghem is a composer, percussionist, and performance artist. He first remembers making music with pots and pans on the kitchen floor when he was five and even now he is known for utilizing any object as a percussion instrument. Van Tieghem has composed scores for feature films, TV shows, Broadway & Off-Broadway plays. He has also created dance scores for many choreographers and dance companies including Twyla Tharp, The Boston Ballet, Pilobolus, and Elizabeth Streb. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition in 2007.
Titles and Motion Graphics. Award-winning
Fab Baffle has designed opening titles and animations for TV shows appearing on The Sundance Channel, The History Channel, and PBS as well as too many independent films to count. In addition, Fab Baffle has also designed projections for Broadway musicals and Off Off Broadway plays. And studied with a genuine dalang, or shadow puppet master, in the village of Sukawati in Bali.