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MEET THE TEAM


 “Battlefield: Home – Breaking The Silence, was created, produced and directed by a member of a military family, one who knows first hand the impact and effects of service, honor and trauma.




PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - Anita Sugimura


is a filmmaker with more than 14 years in broadcast as a television news  producer in both domestic and international markets. She has covered news stories from U.S. Presidents to International heads of state and everything in-between.

Anita's inspiration for the documentary is based upon her own experiences as a USMC Brat during the Vietnam War, and its impact upon her own family.

Anita received her undergraduate degree in Sociology/Psychology and her Master's in Conflict Analysis & Resolution, with concentration in cultures & communication and crisis management.
Battlefield: Home was designed as a dissertation in pursuit of her PhD

Anita has spoken at "The Soldier's Project" and "Wives of War" conferences, as well as other trauma and military related venues. She has also volunteered with the WGA Veterans Writing Program, Los Angeles and the Veteran Writing group of  San Diego at Camp Pendelton. 




EDITORS
Brent Joseph

Brent Joseph is an award-winning writer, director and editor of documentaries and fiction films. He started as an assistant in cutting rooms for a variety of films, including Larry Clark’s cult classic "Bully", David Fincher’s Oscar-winner "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and Seth Rogen’s "This is the End."
He then became an editor on several films, including "Shell Shocked" (PBS, co-writer), "MTV’s True Life: I’m Living in Iraq" (Edward R. Morrow award for Best TV Network News Documentary, co-editor), and "Five Time Champion" (SXSW).

Brent also directed two short documentaries about Hurricane Katrina, which screened at over fifteen festivals from Los Angeles to Paris.
Brent also owns Digital Narrative Archive, a production company that specializes in personal history films.


http://www.brentjosephfilm.com/
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Avaryl Halley


Avaryl Halley was born and raised in Malibu, California. She has been working as a freelance editor since graduation from California Institute of the Arts in 2008 with a BFA in Film/Video.  Her specialty is in montages and mash-ups for numbers websites including Moviefone, Yahoo, Aol, and MTV.com 

Her work also includes numerous music videos, short films, trailers and documentaries.  An avid movie buff since middle school, one of her greatest joys is finding connections between classic and modern films.  Preserving the ties between where film began and where it is headed is truly her passion


COMPOSER - Patricia Lee Stotter

is an Emmy Awarding winning composer and writer for television, film, theater and interactive media. Stotter composed the scores for documentary films including Unchained Memories (HBO), Discovering Women (PBS), From the Ashes (HBO), Reading from the Heart (HBO), Salt Harvesters of Ghana (ROCK), Spirit to Spirit (PBS), Suicide Notes, incidental music for many plays, and many Sesame Street songs for numbers 1-20, letters A-Z and healthy fruits and vegetables.  Member of The Dramatist's Guild and ASCAP
 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0832803/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


Patricia's most recent work has been on Service: When WOMEN Come Marching Home, a multiplatform documentary she produced with Marcia Rock.   http://vimeo.com/57687219


Patricia is the daughter of a U.S. Army Veteran - (WWII - Europe)

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COMPOSER - CHARLES BERNSTEIN

Mr. Bernstein is very active as a composer of film and TV scores. He has composed scores for over 100 motion pictures, including genre classics A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original), The Entity, Stephen King's Cujo, Dracula spoof Love At First Bite, and a wide variety of comedies, dramas and action films. He has provided music for Academy Award winning documentaries Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision and the all-music film Czechoslovakia 1968, as well as for the Tom Hanks Vietnam saga, Return with Honor. His many made-for-television films include the Jane Seymour historical epic Enslavement (Emmy Nominated for Best Score), HBO's Emmy Award winning Miss Ever's Boys with Alfrie Woodard, the Michael Mann Emmy winning 10-hour miniseries Drug Wars, Hallmark Hall of Fame's Emmy winning Caroline?, Jack London's The Sea Wolf (Emmy nominated for Best Score), and Emmy Nominated mini-series The Long Hot Summer, as well as the acclaimed historical mini-series Sadat.

Mr. Bernstein is currently elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Board of Directors of The Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the Board of Directors of the ASCAP Foundation. He has taught on the graduate film scoring faculty at USC, and holds an annual film scoring seminar in the summers at UCLA Extension.

http://www.charlesbernstein.com/
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SOLIDMAN

(Jeff Widenhoffer & Chris Irwin)

"We are ex-Navy guys, veterans of our modern wars.

We made this album by ourselves.
We want the music to be a voice for veterans and their families, and to be a place of solace & support for people who live with the lasting effects of war.”

www.solidmanworks.com

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solidman/id1113070642


PRODUCTION MASCOTS

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