DANIEL MCCABE – DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Daniel McCabe is a New York based photographer and director. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. This is Congo is Daniel’s first feature-length documentary.
GEOFF MCLEAN – PRODUCER
Geoff McLean has produced commercials and music video projects for big clients, like Prince, Rihanna, Drake and became recognized for his essential work in Canadian Cinema History by TIFF. Along with This is Congo Geoff also produced Hondros, a feature documentary which won the audience award at Tribeca Film Festival in 2017.
ALYSE ARDELL SPIEGEL – EDITOR / PRODUCER
Alyse Ardell Spiegel is an award-winning documentary film, television and commercial editor based in New York, having worked in Cuba, Venezuela, South Africa, and across North America. Her credits include Joe Berlinger’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (HBO) and Crude, also directed by Berlinger.
HOREB BULAMBO SHINDANO – FIELD PRODUCER
Horeb Bulambo is a communications specialist, reporter and filmmaker. He has worked as a lead television reporter and field producer on UN peacekeeping mission to the DR Congo for media organizations including Nation Geographic, New York Times, Vice News, CNN and Netflix.
ISAACH DE BANKOLE – VOICE OF KASONGO
Isaach De Bankole, C'sar award-winning actor, was born on the Ivory Coast. He was discovered on the streets of Paris while studying to be an airline pilot, to later get his degree in Acting and Mathematics.
JOHNNY KLIMEK – COMPOSER
Johnny Klimek is a fourth-generation film composer and performer, including credits with directors Tom Tykwer, Kriv Stender as well as productions for Netflix, HBO and Fox. Mastered in the Berlin underground, his style is a hybrid of the ambient soundscapes and propulsive grooves.
JOSLYN BARNES – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Joslyn Barnes is a writer and producer. After producing award-wining titles such as Bamak, Trouble The Water and Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 she is currently working on This Changes Everything for Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein and Shadow World for Johan Grimonprez.
KAROL MARTESKO-FENSTER – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Karol Martesko-Fenster is an Austrian-born American entrepreneur and media industry innovator. His career spans over two decades producing award-winning titles including leadership in the American independent film industry. Karol is EVP & COO of theatrical distributor Abramorama, Chief Content Officer of Thought Engine, and Managing Partner of Cinelan.
MICHAEL COHL – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Michael Cohl's career spans over 45 years as a Producer and Promoter for a broad range of entertainment properties, having worked with over 150 of the world’s most recognized artists including Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Cohl is the founder and chairman of Iconic Entertainment Studios and is currently developing, producing, and promoting over a dozen properties including Jurassic World
GERNOT SCHAFFLER / THOMAS BRUNNER – EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Gernot Schaffler and Thomas Brunner founded Sabotage Films in 1998 in Vienna, Austria. Both are executive producers on award-wining titles like The Benhali Deyective, The Love Hotel, and Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers.