DIRECTOR/PRODUCER JESSICA BERNSTEIN, Psy.D. received her doctorate in psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Northern California. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Oakland. She has facilitated diabetes support groups over the past six years at a variety of institutions, including the Native American Health Center, Oakland, California. Dr. Bernstein has a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, specializing in diabetes, chronic illness and disability issues. Jessica has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 36 years, since age one.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY LEE DANIEL is best known for his work with “Gen-X” director Richard Linklater. Daniel got his start as a camera assistant on the thriller remake “DOA” (1988) and met up with Linklater the following year. The two teamed up on “Slacker” (1989), a dark-horse hit about Texas college kids, and “Dazed and Confused” (1993), with Daniel acting as cinematographer and director of photography, respectively. He subsequently worked with Linklater on the Ethan Hawke–Julie Delpy romance “Before Sunrise” (1995), shot in 38 days in Vienna. Lee has acted as cinematographer on over 30 documentaries including the popular film about Townes Van Zandt (“Be Here to Love Me”) and, more recently, on the critically acclaimed, Independent Spirit Award winning documentary “Unforeseen” from executive producers Terence Malick and Robert Redford. More about Lee Daniel.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER VIVIAN KLEIMAN has received the George Foster Peabody Award, the Organization of American Historians’ Eric Barnouw Award, and the International Documentary Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. As Executive Producer, her credits include several works broadcast on PBS: “First Person Plural”, “Hope Along the Wind” and “Maquilapolis.” Recently, she was Senior Producer/Series Director of “The Meaning of Food” (national PBS, April, 2005), a three-part series on food as an expression of values and culture. A longtime collaborator with landmark filmmaker Marlon Riggs, her credits include “Tongues Untied,” “Color Adjustment,” and “Black Is…Black Ain’t.” In addition, Ms. Kleiman served as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Documentary Film & Video from 1995–2003.