Chain Camera Pictures is a Los Angeles-based company that produces critically acclaimed documentaries for international theatrical and television release. Kirby Dick founded the company in 2001 with producer Eddie Schmidt, and together they made CHAIN CAMERA
, SHOWGIRLS: GLITZ AND ANGST
, THE END
, TWIST OF FAITH
, and THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED
. In 2006, Eddie Schmidt moved on to produce and direct his own projects. In 2007, Amy Ziering, who produced and co-directed DERRIDA
with Dick, joined the company as the producer of OUTRAGE
and THE INVISIBLE WAR
Chain Camera Pictures has sold films in the U.S. and abroad to HBO, PBS, Magnolia Pictures, IFC Films, Zeitgeist Films, Cinemax, IFC TV, the Sundance Channel, Zeitgeist Films, the BBC, Channel 4, Canal Plus, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
AMY ZIERING - PRODUCER
AMY ZIERING is an award winning Academy award and Emmy nominated documentary director and producer. Her most recent film, THE INVISIBLE WAR
, is a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, won the Independent Spirit Award for best documentary, and was nominated for an Oscar. Released by Cinedigm/Documara, the film helped influence Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to announce significant policy changes. Her previous film, OUTRAGE
, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, is a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of powerful, closeted politicians and the institutions that protect them. It was distributed by Magnolia Pictures and had its television premiere on HBO. Ziering also produced THE MEMORY THIEF, which stars Mark Webber, Rachel Miner, and Jerry Adler and is a thought-provoking examination of the relationship between empathy, narcissism and trauma. It was a New York Times critics’ pick and won several festival awards. Prior to this Ziering co-directed and produced DERRIDA
, a documentary about the world-renowned French philosopher and the philosophical movement known as deconstruction. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won the Golden Gate award at the San Francisco Film Festival, was released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films and features an original score by Oscar winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Ziering’s first film, Richard Cohen's critically acclaimed TAYLOR'S CAMPAIGN, was a documentary about Ron Taylor, a homeless person who ran for a seat on the Santa Monica City Council. She is the 2012 recipient of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, the 2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize, and the 2013 Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer - News/Non-Fiction. Ziering is currently in production on a new project for HBO.
DOUG BLUSH - EDITOR
Doug Blush has worked in documentary filmmaking for over fifteen years as a director, editor, and director of photography. His editing credits include THE INVISIBLE WAR
, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and OUTRAGE
, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009. His previous documentary editing credits include the crossword-culture hit WORDPLAY and the Academy-shortlisted national debt primer I.O.U.S.A., as well as the corporate David and Goliath exposé BEER WARS and the upcoming ventriloquism-themed DUMBSTRUCK. Doug is co-owner of MadPix, Inc., a production and post production company based in Los Angeles. He is currently co-editing the documentary adaptation of the best-selling book FREAKONOMICS, and co-directing OF TWO MINDS, a documentary feature on bipolar disorder with his wife Lisa.
BIL WHITE - DESIGN & ANIMATION
Bil White is a director and designer living in Santa Monica, California. He directs (and occasionally photographs and edits) television commercials, including sports, children, mixed-media, and animated commercials. He is also active in animation and title design for television and film, having created titles and animation for Kirby Dick's three most recent documentaries, THE INVISIBLE WAR
, and THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED
, as well as numerous show opens and promotional campaigns. White’s clients include Nautilus, Easton Sports, ABC, DIY Network, Nickelodeon, Lipton, Earthlink, Lands' End, Mattel, HGTV, Tasters Choice, PETA, Callaway, the Newport Beach Film Festival, and he has worked with such luminaries as Jeremy Piven, Sammy Sosa, Wayne Brady, Kathy Najimy, Ernie Els, Dany Heatley and Judge Joe Brown.