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Living As Though People Matter is a feature length documentary that relays the story of Father Charlie Burrows, a Catholic priest and missionary who has given the best part of 40 years to improving the lives of the people of Cilacap, Indonesia. His narrative provides a natural vantage point from which the filmmakers, and audiences, will explore both the effectiveness of our current international aid models and our best hope for creating meaningful community despite religious difference.
Director/Producer: Michael Mazur:
Michael is a director, producer, and video drone pilot who captured stories from around the world for nearly 10 years. His first feature documentary, Coming Clean, won both the Best International Documentary and the Audience Award at the New York Independent Film Festival. Since completing his first feature in 2010, Michael has continued to work as a producer with various agencies and has created documentary programming for the US State Department, Kiva and various independent production companies. He is currently in production on his second feature documentary, El Forajido - The Cautionary Tale of Toño Bicicleta. He recently produced the NBA documentary, The First to Do It, the story of Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play for the NBA. Michael has directed and produced projects in the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Asia and across the United States.
Producer: Caleb Stewart:
Caleb is an award-winning writer, director and producer with more than a decade of professional experience. His feature length documentary Goal: Soccer for a Better Future, was featured by African broadcasters during the 2010 world cup and as a result was seen by millions. His work has been used by the US Department of State as outreach tools to young internationals and he served as lead creative over The Democracy Video Challenge - an international film festival hosted in partnership with NBC Universal. His work as a commercial and social media short-doc producer/director has accrued millions of views and his client list includes fortune 500 brands and agencies. He currently lives in Washington, DC where, among other projects, he is in pre-production on his first feature-length narrative film.