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Malawi-raised Jeffrey Barbee is the director and founder of AllianceEarth.org, an independent not-for-profit environmental and scientific reporting initiative which funds investigative stories for the world’s media. He is an award winning writer, photographer and film-maker who has won the SAB Environmental Writing award, Envirofilm, The LA Independent Film Fest, The International Accolade Awards and has over 18 years of reporting experience in 27 countries. He has worked on contract for The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, the LA Times, Vanity Fair, The Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, and many others. Currently he is a content creator and correspondent in film writing and production covering science and the environment for LinkTV, PBS, KCET, Deutche Welle, Al Gore’s Climate Reality, Reuters, South Africa’s Daily Maverick and the UK Guardian. His specialty is cross-platform multimedia projects that converge print, web, television and mobile applications through innovative production. He produces VR content for Doco360 and builds 360 cameras.
Russ Rive is a founding partner and CEO of SuperUber which he co-founded with Liana Brazil in 2002. SuperUber creates beautiful high-tech interactive and immersive experiences merging art, design, technology, and architecture. SuperUber has created over 250 projects for culture, education, and brands all around the world. Projects include the projections for the 2016 Olympics closing ceremonies, Beyoncé’s performance at the United Nations headquarters for the World Humanitarian Day, and the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio.
Before founding SuperUber, Russ founded Everdream, a pioneer in SAAS Desktop Management. At Everdream Russ served as Chief Technology Officer and was awarded four patents for his research in the field. Everdream was acquired by Dell and became an integral part of Dell’s service strategy. Before Everdream Russ was part of the initial team at Zip2, an innovative software provider for the newspaper industry, with investments from companies such as New York Times Co., KnightRider, SoftBank, and Hearst Corporation. Zip2 was acquired by Compaq.
Haley Jackson is the founder of Doco 360 and Documentaries, Etc, where she helps clients tell their stories through the process of visual storytelling.
Haley is an award-winning producer, director and writer. She helps visionary entrepreneurs, including authors, startups, teachers, speakers, creative professionals, businesses, scientists, explorers, and adventurers take their stories from imagination to reality, tailored for multiple formats — from iPhone™ to large screen 3D to VR 360.
Her can-do approach has earned her a reputation as a results-getter for leading-edge clients – from James Cameron to Al Gore, WIRED to the X PRIZE, Baywatch to Barbie, Titanic to the Space Shuttle, and more.
Haley Jackson has built a career on hard work, risk-taking, leadership, and a strong knack for building lasting client relationships. Haley’s purpose and passion lies in inspiring and engaging the public through visual storytelling.
She has produced and directed on dozens of complex, large and award-winning projects, from the edges of space to deep beneath the ocean, for clients such as Lightstorm Entertainment, The Climate Reality Project, The X PRIZE Foundation, Mojave Air and Spaceport, A&E, PBS, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, The California Science Center and WIRED.
Haley recently produced thirteen short documentary films in fourteen countries in nine weeks and she recently won ten Tellys for her work with 24 Hours of Reality.
Liana Brazil is a founding partner and the Creative Director at the experimental studio SuperUber, which she co-founded with Russ Rive in 2002, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and San Francisco, US. Her work at SuperUber includes exhibitions for The Creators Project in China, US, Spain and Brazil; the Beyoncé performance “I Was Here” at the United Nations (US); and the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Tomorrow (Brazil), which won Best New Museum of the Year 2016 – South & Central America from the Leading Culture Destinations Awards (England).
Liana is an architect and holds a Master degree in Interactive Media from New York University. She has published several articles and a book about the integration between technology, design and architecture. Her work explores various ways of interacting with audio-visual content, creating experiences that overlap the physical and the virtual spaces. Liana creates interactive content for exhibitions in unconventional formats, and dedicates to projects that motivate experimentation in new media and interactivity.
Liana acted as curator for the World Creativity Biennale 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. She frequently presents at festivals such as Spot Festival (Denmark), Creativity World Forum (Belgium), and institutions such as Parsons School of Design (New York).
Graduated in Design at ESPM-Rio in Brazil, he works with interactive media since 2004, focusing in new Media, Mobile and Web. Currently works at SuperUber as Technology Director for multimedia and interactive projects. Carlos specializes in interfaces and user experience, and his knowledge in Design, Technology and Marketing come together in the development of multidisciplinary projects.
Antonio Hofmeister is a digital artist, maker and developer. His main focus is on the convergence of art and technology, linking to new ways of expression. Anything that can be repurposed or hacked may be a departing point for his work, mixing new technologies and interactivity.
Post-graduated in Intellectual Property in Brazil, worked from 1999 to 2013 as Intellectual Property Manager at the Legal of the one of the largest media company in Brazil, Abril, responsible for media rights management and the legal aspects on all copyrights, press and media business, counseling, managing and training a specialized team in intellectual property, image, publicity and privacy rights, consumer law and TV regulation. Currently works as of counsel on strategic business advice related to legal managing of media companies and to the production, licensing and distribution of content. In 2015 got involved in film making as producer and had coproduced between South Africa and Brazil the documentary “The March of the White Elephants”, directed by Craig Tanner, about the business model of the World Cup, looking at the experiences in South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014, launched in Brazil in 2015 at the Festival do Rio 2015.
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