JONATHAN FLACK – Director, Cinematographer & Field Producer
JONATHAN FLACK has been a working Director, Technical Director, Cinematographer and VFX Supervisor for over 20 years and has numerous feature film credits, including, The Boxtrolls, Paranorman, Wanted, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, City by the Sea, Little Nicky, Master and Commander, & Finding Nemo, among others. He has also worked on major network television series including Paramount Television’s Now and Again, and The Sopranos for HBO.
Jonathan served as Director of Photography on Rollin, an original feature documentary slated air in 2015 with acclaimed National Geographic Director Sam Burbank, Supervision and Cinematography on David Brashiers GlacierWorks Project (discussed here on NASA Climate), and co-directed Dongyü, a feature-length documentary chronicling the life of a truly remarkable Buddhist lama.
KIRK HANSON – Story Editor, Writer & Producer
KIRK HANSON has spent the majority of his career in and around the Walt Disney Company, working in the Feature Animation Story Department on projects such as Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Toy Story II (in conjunction with Pixar), Fantasia 2000, Hercules, and Treasure Planet.
Kirk’s work with Disney’s Direct to Video unit (serving as interim story head) includes contributions to Lilo and Stitch II & Tarzan II.
At Walt Disney Imagineering, Kirk worked on attractions based on Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Ratatouille, along with overseeing the addition of new characters to Disneyland’s original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and has co-written two episodes of The New Adventures of Jonny Quest for Hanna-Barbera Productions.
ERIC NALDER – Writer & Researcher, Co-Producer
Two time Pulitzer Prize & Polk Award Recipient Eric Nalder is no rookie at hard-hitting investigative reporting. A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Nalder has a long track record of award-winning work.
When the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound stunned the nation, Nalder and an investigative team from THE SEATTLE TIMES investigated the disaster and exposed weaknesses in the regulations on tankers. (1990 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting).
Eric is also author of the definitive volume on crude oil transport by tanker, Tankers Full of Trouble, and covered the BP Deepwater Horizon tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico for Hearst Newspapers.