As a director, producer, and picture editor Bryan Gunnar Cole’s work spans the full scope of media distribution and has been seen in theatres, festivals and television worldwide. His feature directorial debut, Day Zero starring Elijah Wood, Chris Klein and Jon Bernthal won international acclaim, and his feature documentary Boomtown premiered on the PBS showcase POV series. His television credits include programs for National Geographic (Search for the First Dog, Street Dogs, Crows), Discovery (Return to Penguin City), and Showtime (Unfurled). He is also a union picture editor with both feature and television credits including the acclaimed documentaries Another Road Home, Arctic Son, and The Sunshine; A&E’s First 48, PBS’s Texas Ranch House, and Lifetime Channel’s Women Docs. Bryan holds a BA in Film Studies from Yale University and a MFA in filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Half anthropologist, half filmmaker, Samantha Silver has been working in film for 5 years exploring all stages of production across a variety of genres. With camera as her real passion she is currently working in New York as a camera assistant while making her own films.
Tina Flemmerer came to New York City from her native Germany in 2003 to study film. In May 2008 she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from The City College of New York. Tina received awards for Best Documentary and Best Documentary Editing from the City College’s Media and Communication Arts Department for her thesis project Leslie Day – City Naturalist. In addition to serving as assistant producer on Hidden Battles, Tina is currently working on a documentary about a New York based Engineers Without Borders chapter and their work in bringing clean water to a health clinic in Matunda, Kenya. In the past Tina has worked on projects like Odd Ones Out, a feature documentary directed by Dana McClure, about trans-gendered youth in New York City, and Everything Turns, Everything Revolves, a documentary currently in production by the award winning independent media artist Dave Davidson, about the German Dadaist and avant-garde Filmmaker Hans Richter.
Finishing Editor & Post Supervisor
M. Trevino is an editor, director and post-producer based in New York City. His short films have been screened in major cites throughout the United States including New York, San Francisco, Houston and Detroit. Currently, he is editing Doctors of the Dark Side, a feature length documentary focusing on medical complicity in torture in the United States Post 9/11. His documentary short, The Promised Land that explores a man’s journey trying to cope with his shattered dream of not being able to procreate in his own unique way, will make the film festival circuit in 2013. Mr. Trevino received an MA in Media Studies from The New School’s Media Studies Program in New York City where he was Department Fellow in Production. For more information visit mtrevinonyc.com.
Born in Moscow, Maxim immigrated to America in 1979. He was 13 when he made his debut at Carnegie Hall, and 16 when he hit CBGB. Since then, Maxim has divided his time between the classical and pop worlds as a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and producer. He was the recipient of the Boosey and Hawkes Prize for composition when he was 18. Maxim has written and co-written numerous songs and pieces of incidental music and has arranged and orchestrated countless songs for artists such as Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Keren Ann and Josh Groban. Hidden Battles was his first venture into film scoring and he is immensely grateful to the creative team of the film for giving him an opportunity to discover a new passion. More information can be found on maximmoston.com.