Team

Ciara Lacy Director and Producer Ciara is a native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. She has produced documentary content for film and television, managed independent features, as well as coordinated product placement and clearances for various platforms. Her work has shown in theaters and has aired on PBS, ABC, TLC, Discovery, Bravo and A&E. Ciara is honored to be the inaugural Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellow and a current Princess Grace Awards Special Project grantee. She has also benefited from fellowships with Firelight Media's Documentary Lab, the Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation, the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab, the Princess Grace Foundation, and IFP. Ciara holds a BA from Yale University, and graduated from Hawai`i's Kamehameha Schools. 

Ciara Lacy
Director and Producer

Ciara is a native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. She has produced documentary content for film and television, managed independent features, as well as coordinated product placement and clearances for various platforms. Her work has shown in theaters and has aired on PBS, ABC, TLC, Discovery, Bravo and A&E. Ciara is honored to be the inaugural Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellow and a current Princess Grace Awards Special Project grantee. She has also benefited from fellowships with Firelight Media's Documentary Lab, the Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation, the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab, the Princess Grace Foundation, and IFP. Ciara holds a BA from Yale University, and graduated from Hawai`i's Kamehameha Schools. 

Beau Bassett Producer Beau uniquely represents the intersection of Hawai`i’s justice system, filmmaking, and native Hawaiian culture. After graduating from law school in 2005, Beau started working in film. In 2006, Beau created his first short film, TEWETEWE, for PBS broadcast. TEWETEWE quickly gained the interested of the Sundance Institute, leading to Beau’s acceptance as a 2008 Sundance Institute NativeLab Producing Fellow. Beau practiced law as a Deputy Public Defender, representing a wide array of clients in Honolulu's criminal courts. An active member of the native Hawaiian community, Beau is a graduate of the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, is fluent in the Hawaiian language, and is an experienced Hawaiian language translator. He is also certified in ho`oponopono, a native Hawaiian form of dispute resolution, by the Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center.

Beau Bassett
Producer

Beau uniquely represents the intersection of Hawai`i’s justice system, filmmaking, and native Hawaiian culture. After graduating from law school in 2005, Beau started working in film. In 2006, Beau created his first short film, TEWETEWE, for PBS broadcast. TEWETEWE quickly gained the interested of the Sundance Institute, leading to Beau’s acceptance as a 2008 Sundance Institute NativeLab Producing Fellow. Beau practiced law as a Deputy Public Defender, representing a wide array of clients in Honolulu's criminal courts. An active member of the native Hawaiian community, Beau is a graduate of the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, is fluent in the Hawaiian language, and is an experienced Hawaiian language translator. He is also certified in ho`oponopono, a native Hawaiian form of dispute resolution, by the Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center.

Terry Leonard Executive Producer Terry has produced over 40 feature films in his 14-year career. His movies have screened or won awards at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Slamdance, Woodstock, Hamptons, The Los Angeles Film Festival, South by Southwest and countless regional festivals as well as accolades from the Directors Guild of America and the Independent Spirit Awards. Currently, Terry is in production on a highly anticipated new original series for Apple and produced PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Oliver Platt & Connie Britton which is being distributed by Sony. Terry  is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild, speaking on panels and mentoring up-and-coming filmmakers. Terry holds a BFA in film from Emerson College and splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.  

Terry Leonard
Executive Producer

Terry has produced over 40 feature films in his 14-year career. His movies have screened or won awards at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Slamdance, Woodstock, Hamptons, The Los Angeles Film Festival, South by Southwest and countless regional festivals as well as accolades from the Directors Guild of America and the Independent Spirit Awards. Currently, Terry is in production on a highly anticipated new original series for Apple and produced PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Oliver Platt & Connie Britton which is being distributed by Sony. Terry  is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild, speaking on panels and mentoring up-and-coming filmmakers. Terry holds a BFA in film from Emerson College and splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.  

 
Jeff Consiglio Co-Producer and Editor Jeff Consiglio has worked as a director, producer, editor and creative consultant on films for over 30 years. Jeff edited the Academy Award Winning documentary film INOCENTE (Best Documentary Short Subject, 2013) and earned his first Oscar nomination for the feature documentary WAR/DANCE in 2008, which also won Best Directing at Sundance and an Emmy Award. For HBO, Jeff edited LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM, which premiered at Sundance, received a 2014 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. He produced and edited the feature documentaries TWINSTERS, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and won the Special Jury award for Editing, and BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS, which premiered at SXSW in 2016 and won the Special Jury awards at Independent Film Festival Boston and Florida Film Festival, the Best of Festival award at Superfest Disability Festival and Best Documentary award at Tulsa American Film Festival.

Jeff Consiglio
Co-Producer and Editor

Jeff Consiglio has worked as a director, producer, editor and creative consultant on films for over 30 years. Jeff edited the Academy Award Winning documentary film INOCENTE (Best Documentary Short Subject, 2013) and earned his first Oscar nomination for the feature documentary WAR/DANCE in 2008, which also won Best Directing at Sundance and an Emmy Award. For HBO, Jeff edited LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM, which premiered at Sundance, received a 2014 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. He produced and edited the feature documentaries TWINSTERS, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and won the Special Jury award for Editing, and BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS, which premiered at SXSW in 2016 and won the Special Jury awards at Independent Film Festival Boston and Florida Film Festival, the Best of Festival award at Superfest Disability Festival and Best Documentary award at Tulsa American Film Festival.

Sara Booth Editor Sara has edited many award winning films, documentary series, commercials and shorts, working with some of the top filmmakers in the industry. Her most recent feature documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE, premiered at SXSW and was released by Samuel Goldwyn in 2016. She preformed additional editing on THE RETURN, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival (2016) and was picked up by POV. Her documentary series work includes projects for Fusion, National Geographic and the Smithsonian Channel. Her commercial work has received numerous advertising awards, including W3 Awards, MarCom Awards and Davey Awards (2010.) Currently, she is editing a doc series for Big Beach directed by Dawn Porter. Sara also edits fiction films, including SLATE which premiered at New Directors/New Films (2010).   

Sara Booth
Editor

Sara has edited many award winning films, documentary series, commercials and shorts, working with some of the top filmmakers in the industry. Her most recent feature documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE, premiered at SXSW and was released by Samuel Goldwyn in 2016. She preformed additional editing on THE RETURN, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival (2016) and was picked up by POV. Her documentary series work includes projects for Fusion, National Geographic and the Smithsonian Channel. Her commercial work has received numerous advertising awards, including W3 Awards, MarCom Awards and Davey Awards (2010.) Currently, she is editing a doc series for Big Beach directed by Dawn Porter. Sara also edits fiction films, including SLATE which premiered at New Directors/New Films (2010). 

 

Jason Zeldes Editor Jason is a documentary director and editor, best known for editing the 2013 Academy Award® winning film, Twenty Feet From Stardom.  The film earned Zeldes an ACE Award for best edited documentary feature, and led to more editing credits, including Racing Extinction, The Music of Strangers, Out of State and the Netflix Series Chelsea Does. Jason also edited the recently released Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design.  Jason’s directorial debut, Romeo is Bleeding won over 20 awards on the festival circuit, including top prize at San Francisco, Seattle, Heartland and Napa Film Festivals, and will be released in 2017.  Currently Jason is directing and editing on an upcoming Netflix documentary series.

Jason Zeldes
Editor

Jason is a documentary director and editor, best known for editing the 2013 Academy Award® winning film, Twenty Feet From Stardom.  The film earned Zeldes an ACE Award for best edited documentary feature, and led to more editing credits, including Racing Extinction, The Music of Strangers, Out of State and the Netflix Series Chelsea Does. Jason also edited the recently released Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design.  Jason’s directorial debut, Romeo is Bleeding won over 20 awards on the festival circuit, including top prize at San Francisco, Seattle, Heartland and Napa Film Festivals, and will be released in 2017.  Currently Jason is directing and editing on an upcoming Netflix documentary series.

 
Chapin Hall Cinematographer Straddling the worlds of fiction and documentary filmmaking, Chapin is a Hawaii & Los Angeles based Cinematographer. Trained by legendary documentary cameraman, Bob Richman, Chapin has worked on feature films, commercials, and TV under some of the best directors of non-fiction film; from RJ Cutler, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, and Albert Maysles, to Academy Award winners like Nathaniel Kahn, and Davis Guggenheim. An accomplished visual artist in several media before picking up a film camera, Chapin seeks to craft visual language which is unique to each creative endeavor through an artistic approach to cinematography and deep trust for the collaborative spirit of film.  

Chapin Hall
Cinematographer

Straddling the worlds of fiction and documentary filmmaking, Chapin is a Hawaii & Los Angeles based Cinematographer. Trained by legendary documentary cameraman, Bob Richman, Chapin has worked on feature films, commercials, and TV under some of the best directors of non-fiction film; from RJ Cutler, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, and Albert Maysles, to Academy Award winners like Nathaniel Kahn, and Davis Guggenheim. An accomplished visual artist in several media before picking up a film camera, Chapin seeks to craft visual language which is unique to each creative endeavor through an artistic approach to cinematography and deep trust for the collaborative spirit of film.

 

Tyler Strickland Music Tyler is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Tyler's scores have accompanied recent award-winning documentary films such as Netflix Original, AUDRIE & DAISY (Sundance 2016), THE RETURN (Tribeca 2016 Audience Award Winner), BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS (SXSW 2016), CNN Films' FRESH DRESSED (Sundance 2015), Emmy-nominated Netflix Original, HOT GIRLS WANTED (Sundance 2015), and a dozen others since he began composing for film in 2011, shortly after transitioning from long career as a touring musician. Tyler attended the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 in support of his two recent films; THE MARS GENERATION (Netflix Original Documentary), and PLASTIC CHINA.   

Tyler Strickland
Music

Tyler is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Tyler's scores have accompanied recent award-winning documentary films such as Netflix Original, AUDRIE & DAISY (Sundance 2016), THE RETURN (Tribeca 2016 Audience Award Winner), BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS (SXSW 2016), CNN Films' FRESH DRESSED (Sundance 2015), Emmy-nominated Netflix Original, HOT GIRLS WANTED (Sundance 2015), and a dozen others since he began composing for film in 2011, shortly after transitioning from long career as a touring musician. Tyler attended the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 in support of his two recent films; THE MARS GENERATION (Netflix Original Documentary), and PLASTIC CHINA.