CINDY MADSEN REID | DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
Cindy holds B.A.in English from BYU and an M.Ed from UNLV. For 13 years she was a professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada and served on the Nevada State Board of Education. Cindy left her teaching position five years ago to start a production company, Powerhouse Productions, and pursue her dream of making films. A formerly practicing Mormon, her first film project, Through Eden, explored a group of devout Mormon women questioning their faith. She has also published on the popular Mormon blog, Feminist Mormon Housewives. An Unruly Faith is her first feature documentary.
FODE DIOP | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Born and raised in Senegal, West Africa, Fodé came to the United States in 1994 to attend college and study Mathematics and Computer Science. An interest in photography and love of storytelling developed into a passion for Cinematography and Filmmaking. Credits include: Fashion Alley: Behind The Scenes (shot, edited and scored), and Leaving Las Vegas (shot with a Canon 7D and iPhone).
DIANA WHITTEN | CONSULTING PRODUCER
Diana directs, produces and designs documentary film. Her first feature documentary, Vessel, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, screened for over 300 international audiences, and is currently available on Netflix and video-on-demand platforms around the world. Prior to this she worked for 15 years in independent film, children’s television, and theater; and as the Director of Communications at Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Recent commercial work includes Local Voices for Hillary, the Salt Lake Film Society, and consulting on the feature film Dying in Vein. Her work has appeared on Democracy Now, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, Huffington Post Live, and TEDxAmazonia; and in the New York Times, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, and the Guardian, among other publications. Awards include the SXSW Audience Award, the SXSW Special Jury Award for Political Courage, the inaugural Peter Wintonick Award from Sheffield DocFest, the Moving Mountains Honorable Mention from Mountainfilm in Telluride, the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, the SIMA Lens to Action Jury Award, a finalist award for the CINE Golden Eagle for Independent and Emerging Media, and a Fulbright Fellowship.