Lucia Small has been an independent filmmaker for over 15 years. Her experience includes work as a producer, assistant director, camera operator, and editor. My Father, The Genius is her directorial debut feature, which garnered several top film festival awards, including Grand Jury Prizes for Best Documentary and Best Editing at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival. In 2003, My Father, The Genius was broadcast and featured as part of Sundance Channel's newly launched DOCday series. It is distributed through New Yorker Films and Amazon.com, and also available through this web site. It is internationally distributed by CS Associates.
In Summer of 2005, Small teamed up with seminal documentary filmmaker Ed Pincus (Director of Diaries, Panola, Black Natchez, Life and Other Anxieties and others, author of "Guide to Filmmaking" and "Filmmaker's Handbook") to form Pincus & Small Films. They are currently in post-production on their first collaboration The Axe in the Attic, a story of Katrina evacuees. Pincus & Small Films in association with small angst films is developing several projects, including Genius II and War Stories I and II, which received a pre-production grant from the LEF Foundation.
Over the years, Lucia Small has accumulated a diverse list of credits ranging from co-producer of several nationally-televised programs to award-winning documentarian. Producing credits include The Mississippi: River of Song, a 4-part PBS series; Laurel Chiten's The Jew in the Lotus, (PBS); and Beth Harrington's The Blinking Madonna and Other Miracles, (PBS), Maureen Foley's American Wake, Hazlewood Films, and Bruce Twickler's Damrell's Fire, Docema LLC. Small has worked as a freelancer for Scoutvision, Discovery Channel, USA Cable, C-SPAN, Media One, John Hancock, and on numerous feature films and narrative shorts, including MGM's What's The Worst That Could Happen? and the PBS drama The Blue Diner.
Dave Westner at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Boston, MA
John Weston at Futura Productions, Boston, MA
Michael H. Amundson
Straight Up Music
Brodsky and Treadway
Super 8 Sound
Tanya Mysko www.lucidfuse.com
Jiho Sohn www.building38.com
Modern Mac Repair
AMI BOGHANI was back for the summer after working on the film this past winter as well. This fall she will return to Wesleyan University for her junior year, and will continue working on her double major in film studies and English.
EVELYN CARRIGAN is a senior at Emerson College. she recently completed principal photography for her 16mm short, Mourn, and is looking forward to learning about fundraising and editing from Lucia.
JARED PRUETT is also a recent graduate of Emerson and has been important in researching and compiling images for our animation sequences.
DANIEL SHEA returned to Boston after having a blast during a summer editing program in Los Angeles. He has made large contributions to the rough cut, and brings a great knowledge of film and music into the mix.
ROSANNA TULLIO is a recent graduate of Emerson who came to Boston from Venezuela. She has been vitally important in organizing all our photos and slides, along with great work in the rough cut.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN was extremely important in organizing our logs this summer. She's back in school in Rochester, NY, trying to produce a documentary about that city's Cambodian population.
AMI BOGHANI was here briefly this summer before she went on a trip to India, but her enthusiasm and work was fantastic! She's back at Wesleyan this fall, working hard in their film department.
CHELSEA SPEAR is now studying film at Suffolk University here in Boston. Her passion for film was contagious, and her knowledge of independent film was astounding.
MARISA VITALE is a graduate of the University of California, at Santa Cruz with studies focusing on issues of globalization and media activism. She's back on the West Coast now, working hard on her own documentary project about a female wrestler.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Hershey Family Foundation
Saunders Family Foundation
William A. Anderson Productions
Marvin and Dorothy Greenberg
Marie Jackson and Gerald Reilly
Carolyn Paris and David Tirshwell