Nicole Stock, Maddie O'hara, Jack Bushell & Alex Herz
Jack Bushell was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. By the age of 19, he premiered his first documentary film at Patagonia, receiving multiple awards. His work has been featured on featured on Good Morning America, NPR, New York Times, NBC, and ABC. He recently received an award from Cliff Bar for his latest documentary film, "From the Golden Gate to The Farallones" (2016). He was later presented with outstanding cinematic achievement award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr.
Alex Herz is an award-winning writer, director & editor and has loved films and filmmaking from a very early age. His passion lies primarily in narrative fiction films and documentaries about those who don’t often have their stories told. Alex's first feature film, "A Normal Life," was independently produced at age 19 and subsequently picked up for distribution by Indie Rights Films. The screenplay for the film was selected to be a part of the Core Collection at the Library of the Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University.
Nicole Stock has had a passion for journalism since high school, and believes in using storytelling as a mode of social change. She has published work in numerous publications including The New York Times, Salon, and The Nob Hill Gazette. Nicole is currently a junior in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Jörmundur is her first film.
Madeline O’Hara is a Los Angeles native who graduated from Emerson College with a BFA degree in Film Production, and a concentration in Directing. She wrote, directed, and produced her BFA thesis film, “Raymond”, which has since premiered and has been screening throughout the nation. She was the recipient of the 2017 Visual and Media Arts distinguished Jeff Arch (’76) Screenwriting Award, selected by the screenwriting faculty, to recognize ‘a graduating senior who has demonstrated talent, dedication, and excellence in the art of writing for the screen’, for which she was extremely honored. Since, she had written and directed “Dear Parker” which is also circulating in the festival world, and she is looking forward to creating her next project.