Colin Marshall hopes that with every new connection, new location, new story, there’s someone who can use that information to refine himself or herself. The Earth’s vastness can’t be fully explored in a lifetime, but we can help others to experience what has taught us and allowed us to see. As an avid live music consumer and documentarian, Colin has combined his loves into a video producer position at National Public Radio’s Music blog in Washington, D.C., telling stories of musicians and recording performances around the country. In his time as a documentary producer, Colin has traveled to over 25 countries producing work for clients such as Ozzy Osbourne, National Public Radio, Michigan State University, and many others.
Hyo Jin An is a sound engineer based in New York City. After his MFA in filmmaking from New York Film Academy in 2011, he has been working with various projects include narrative/documentary films, TV series, live-music recordings and more. Hyo Jin is originally from Seoul, South Korea. Before he came to USA, he worked as an assistant program director and producer in MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Current Affairs & Documentaries Dept.) which is one of three major TV stations in South Korea. He is founder and leader of a sound team ARTra Sound Pro and also working on his own film projects as a writer/director.
Jose Iglesias brings a wide range of professional film experience to the production of the intercultural film trilogy of Crossing Borders Films.
Jose was camera operator and second editor on the film Crossing Borders. He was cinematographer and editor on the feature films The Dialogue and American Textures.
Lobsang Tara was born in Amdo Ngawa, Eastern Tibet. He fled to India for his studies in 1989 and moved to New York in 2002. Lobsang has studied MFA as New York Film Academy as film writer and director. He achieved creating a new genre in Tibetan Contemporary Art as Abstract Calligraphy painter. Lobsang was the co-founder of Artra Sound Production Company in New York and Los Angeles. He currently lives in New York and works as sound engineer and camera operator on film sets.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Mariela Nieves is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in New York City since 2008. She completed her post graduate studies in New York and Los Angeles. Mariela is an avid street photographer in an attempt to capture some of the seemingly infinite fleeting moments that make up the Big Apple. She recently started working on a project that explores different aspects about the lives of those who inhabit the city that never sleeps, a collection of short form documentaries going by the name: “NYC: A Day in the Life” (working title), still in the pre-production stages. Mariela greatest passion is to travel and immerse herself in different cultures while exploring around with her lens. She is proud to be part of the Crossing Borders team and of its greatly needed and inspiring projects.
Rhett Brewer is a British-based American composer and vocalist whose career began with the release of the collaborative album These Wings Without Feathers with Lisa Gerrard, and the subsequent release of his album The Ebbing Wings of Wisdom. He has since become a regular composer for film. He is best known for his mix of Classical and music of Non-Western origin, as well as the use of his own voice as an instrument. His music has been used in films including the Emmy-winning series The Path to 9/11 and the Cannes Critics Week Nominee Together. Brewer has also composed and supervised the music scores for internationally acclaimed film Crossing Borders, and the subsequent films The Dialogueand American Textures directed by Arnd Waechter for Crossing Borders Education. In 2012, Brewer performed THE THAW with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales.