Director/Producer Laurie Coyle is a documentary filmmaker and writer. Her last film was OROZCO: Man of Fire, which aired on PBS AMERICAN MASTERS and was nominated for the Imagen Award and National Council of La Raza ALMA award. Laurie’s work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, San Francisco Arts Commission and Creative Work Fund, among others. Her writing credits include the PBS specials Speaking in Tongues, The Slanted Screen, Life on Four Strings and The Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter-The Making of an Opera. She associate-produced The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle, The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, and AMERICAN MASTERS’ Ralph Ellison: An American Journey. Laurie majored in political theory at UC Berkeley and worked as an oral historian, focusing on the untold stories of women workers along the US-Mexico border. Her first connection to the farmworkers was through her father, who volunteered at the UFW clinic in Delano during the 1960s grape strike.
Co-Producer Jane Greenberg has worked on over thirty public television documentaries in various capacities, including serving as Associate Producer for Laurie’s OROZCO: Man of Fire. Recently Jane co-produced and edited Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, broadcast on PBS World’s AMERICA REFRAMED. She was also co-producer of the POV broadcast documentary Fenceline-A Company Town Divided, and Associate Producer for the POV special School Prayer. Jane is currently producing and directing The Surrender of Waymond Hall, the redemption story of one man’s journey through the criminal justice system.
Director of Photography Vicente Franco was a 2003 Oscar Best Documentary nominee and Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Daughter From Danang. That film won the 2002 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. Other cinematography credits include the Oscar-nominated films The Most Dangerous Man In America, Freedom On My Mind and The Barber of Birmingham. He shot Laurie's Orozco: Man Of Fire and Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles' The Fight In The Fields: Cesar Chavez and The Farmer Workers’ Struggle, as well as the POV specials The Judge And The General, Discovering Dominga and Thirst, and the PBS Special Botany Of Desire.
Editor Ibon Olaskoaga hails from San Sebastian, Spain. His credits include Goya Award (Spain’s Oscar) winner Bucarest-Memoria Perdida, and Goya nominee Maria and I. His international credits include PAX Americana, Best Documentary Whistler Film Festival; and Sand Wars, winner of China’s Golden Panda Award, Japan's NHK Prize and Environmental Award at San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. In the U.S. he has edited for Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español, winning a Los Angeles Emmy for Best Campaign Promo and being nominated for three additional local Emmys.
Editor Rick Tejada-Flores is an award-winning director, producer and editor whose credits include The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle, which Laurie Coyle associate produced; and OROZCO: Man of Fire, which they co-directed. Other films include The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It and AMERICAN MASTERS Rivera in America and Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint. Rick edited Trimpin, the Sound of Invention, and In the Image-Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation. His most recent work is the personal documentary My Bolivia: Remembering What I Never Knew.
Composer Todd Boekelheide began working in film in 1974 at American Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola’s production company. He won an Oscar in 1984 for best music mixing on Amadeus. Todd has scored several feature films, including Dim Sum and Nina Takes a Lover, and numerous documentaries, notably Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse and Ballets Russes. Additional awards include an Emmy for his score for Kids of Survival: The Life and Art of Tim Rollins and the KOS, and Emmy nominated Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters, and Blessed is the Match.
Visual Effects Artist Robert Conner creates original animation and visual effects for films and museum installations, including the striking visual tableaux for Laurie’s OROZCO: Man of Fire, as well as Jessica Yu’s award-winning Protagonist, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and screened theatrically. Conner’s work is included at the Lincoln Museum, NASA Space Museum, and Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles.
Sound Designer Mark Escott's credits include 18 Emmy honorees and numerous Cine Golden Eagles, as well as Marlon Riggs’ groundbreaking films Tongues Untied, Ethnic Notions, Black Is, Black Ain’t, and Color Adjustment. Additional sound credits include The Fight in the Fields-Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle; POV broadcast Scouts Honor and The Self Made Man, as well as the PBS specials The Botany of Desire and In Defense of Food and the PBS series Keeping Score: MTT. Hailing originally from the UK, Mark trained at the London Conservatory of Music. He is the owner of Phoenix Sound Design.
Coordinator of Storytelling and Engagement Albertina Zarazúa Padilla is the co-founder of Adios Amor’s sister project MiHistoria.net, a storytelling initiative dedicated to sharing stories of the Latina experience. In addition to facilitating MiHistoria’s workshops, Albertina performs oral storytelling. She recently received grants from California Humanities and the Center for Cultural Innovation to work with farmworker women in presenting their stories to the public. Albertina’s father came as a Bracero to California, and Albertina was the first in her family to attend college. She became student body president of Mills College and was a teacher in Oakland for 21 years.